The Auspicious Troubles of Chance
Chance Irving is a young man with a gift for getting into trouble—not surprising, as trouble is all he’s ever known. After losing everything he held dear one fateful night, he decides to leave New York and his past behind, and joins the French Foreign Legion. But even in Algiers, Chance can’t... show more
Chance Irving is a young man with a gift for getting into trouble—not surprising, as trouble is all he’s ever known. After losing everything he held dear one fateful night, he decides to leave New York and his past behind, and joins the French Foreign Legion. But even in Algiers, Chance can’t seem to shake his old ways, and he ends up being transferred to a unit made up of misfits and rabble-rousers like him—a unit he finds just in time to be captured and thrown into a cell with his new commandant, Jacky Valentine. A highly respected commandant with a soft spot for hard luck cases, Jacky is the kind of guy who would go to war for you, and the three equally troubled youths from his unit he’s more or less adopted feel the same way about him. Suddenly Chance starts to think that his life doesn’t have to be as desolate and barren as the wastelands around him. But even after their escape, with the promise of a future with Jacky to buoy his spirits, or maybe because of it, Chance can’t stop making mistakes. He disobeys orders, lashes out at the boys in Jacky’s care, and blazes a trail of self-destruction across the desert—until someone makes him realize he’s hurting more than just himself. A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.
Publish date: June 20th 2012
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, M M Romance
Series: The Auspicious Troubles of Love (#1)
The "fairy infantry" is here! (Author's words)6 men around 20 years old fall in love with each other in the middle of Morocco in the 20s. Statistics works.So, please, don’t dwell on maths and think about a love story in the army. This book is funny and charming and if you are looking for just that, ...
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4.5 this was “historic” starsLOVED IT! WHEW WHAT A RIDE!!!!LET ME JUST START BY SAYING I USUALLY LOVE 1 OF THE MC’S MORE THAN THE OTHER AND I CAN’T DECIDE WHO I LOVED MORE IN THIS BOOK!THE MC’S WERE PERFECT! PERFECTJACKY VALENTINE CHAUNCEY “CHANCE” IRVING I loved the story, I loved how they met. I l...
I was initially drawn to this because of the title. It has to rank in at least my top 5 favorite titles of all time.I love that the book itself lived up to the title! This story is the most comforting of comfort reads. Much of it is set in the desert (Chance joins the French Foreign Legion in the ...
Okay, so this book starts out a little rough and very slow. I'm not very fond of flashbacks which is why the beginning was rough for me. With this story, the beginning/prologue is in the present, the ending/last chapter is in the present but the rest of the story is in the past. It's interesting the...