Beautiful Chances by Alicia Rae

Beautiful Chances (The Beautiful Series)


After losing her parents and sister in a tragic car accident, Lily distances herself from those still around her. As she solely focuses on her work, she refuses to form any emotional attachments in fear of struggling through another unbearable loss. 

…until Kyle enters her life with his possessive and overbearing personality. Instead of running, Lily finds herself drawn to him. Helping her on a path to healing, Kyle stands by her side and lends her his strength.

A bond is formed, but it is tested when the unthinkable happens.

Can taking a chance on love conquer all?


Beautiful Chances was a strange read for me. I kept waiting for Kyle to turn into an abusive jerk. He was way too overbearing and possessive and I did not like him at all. But I guess Lily likes that. She likes her "sexy alpha with his badass, overbearing hot side." Yes, because overbearing is always high on my list of attributes I look for in a partner. Lily refers to Kyle as overbearing in a positive way multiple times. It was just...I don't get that.

Lily has been hiding out on the beach in Florida for three years. Three years ago her family was killed in a car accident and Lily blames herself for their deaths. She ran away from her aunt and uncle before the funeral and hasn't been back for a visit since. She has shut herself off from almost everyone. She has two friends, her agent and the guy who works at the snack shack where she gets food. That is until she meets Kyle and his sexy overbearing, possessive self. Right from the beginning I didn't like him. Lily is still fragile and hasn't worked on moving on from the accident at all. Kyle right from the start is just like you are mine! Mine and no one else's! I guess it was supposed to be hot that he was so possessive, but the way it was written was just like he was going to turn on her and it was not going to be good.

The first time they get intimate Lily tells Kyle that she is a virgin and his first reaction? Get angry. Are you kidding me??? Angry until he sees that Lily is hurt that he is upset by that and then he calms down. Who gets angry that you are a virgin? I can see like not wanting to go farther or trying to make super sure she wants to do this now, but angry? That is your go to? Things like this is why I thought he would turn abusive. It makes no sense to me.

So they work things out, and they are instantly inseparable, which causes issues with Luke her friend. He has been in love with her forever and is upset that she is ready to move on and not with him. He also gets really creepy then. He runs into her and is just kind of crazy. Like he is going to force her to kiss him and stuff. It was odd and well...I wouldn't be friends with someone if they were so creepy like that to me. Yet she still wants to be bff. It was just odd.

The one thing I did like about the story? Kyle didn't magically cure Lily's nightmares. He wasn't the magical person that could make everything better always. I liked that she still had them and that she still needed help to deal with her issues. At the very end with the surprise she did kind of flip out too much. She really does need help as she is a mess. She has been hiding that mess for three years. At least now she is trying therapy. There is also a stalker or something and when you find out the surprise at the end I was guessing who it would be. You don't find out and it really is not really part of the story. It is mentioned a few times when something happens and that is it. I don't even know why the stalker was added in there as it didn't really do anything for the story. I kept expecting more to happen and it was just not important which I found odd. Why add that element if you are going to do nothing with is? I guess you will find out who it is in the next book, unless it is forgotten again.

Rating: 1.5/5

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