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Chance Encounters [Kindle Edition]

J. Sterling , Pam Berehulke
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Caroline Weber was a normal girl who thought she had her life figured out. After graduating college in New York, she moved to San Francisco with her boyfriend, Clay. Everything in her life felt perfect. There wasn't anything she would change...

...until she met Jackson Parks.

Is it possible that a chance meeting with a stranger can make you question EVERYTHING you thought you wanted? Caroline tries to carry on with her life as if nothing has changed...but the truth is, nothing can ever be the same.

Chance Encounters is an emotional love story about trusting and following your heart, even when it's leading you down a difficult path.

Sometimes other hearts have to break in order to keep yours intact.



OTHER BOOKS BY J. STERLING
In Dreams

The Perfect Game: Book One
The Game Changer: Book Two
The Sweetest Game: Book Three (coming Christmas Day, 2013)


Editorial Reviews

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"Chance Encounters is a wonderful story about love and heartache. Possibly the greatest instant connection between two characters that i've ever read. It will make you think twice about doubting soul-mates." - Colleen Hoover, author of Slammed.

"This YA novel is beautifully written with charming characters you'll fall in love with. Highly recommend." - Mera's YA Book List

"This deeply heart wrenching love story of star-crossed lovers will convince you of the existence of soul mates. Chance Encounters is a beautiful and engrossing read!" - Michelle Warren, author of Wander Dust

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  • File Size: 3309 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007V6IGCA
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great beach read! July 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
While I normally dislike books where there is dishonesty and cheating, Chance Encounters by J. Sterling was different. What do you do when, even though you love your boyfriend so much, and he is the perfect mate for you, but you bump into a handsome stranger and have an instant connection like one you've never had before? Can you forget that sizzle and get on with your life? Or will you always wonder if perhaps you missed your soulmate?

I can TOTALLY relate to this book! I met my now husband of over 20 years when I was on vacation. I had a perfect (on paper) boyfriend in college who I loved. But when I met my husband, BAM!!!! Sparks flew! (I had no idea what I was missing out on!) Still, it is hard to give up a certain, perfect sounding future for the unknown. Especially an unknown that others don't understand.

Caroline has a great life, a great boyfriend, and had no questions about her future. She loves her boyfriend and he is a great guy. Then on a cross-country plane ride, Caroline meets Jackson. Immediately they connect, in a way that neither has ever felt before. Caroline tries to go back to her life with Clay, but can't help but stay in touch with Jackson, who lives on the other coast. They keep in touch via text, calls and e-mail; though Caroline doesn't technically cheat on Clay, cheating of the heart isn't much different.

Caroline is scared. Her life is mapped out. She saw her future, knew what she wanted and everything was great. All of her family and friends loved Clay and would never understand why she would ever leave him. Caroline is also really nice, with a good heart. The last thing she wants to do is hurt anyone, but in being like this, she only hurts herself.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An encounter I wish I had missed May 18, 2012
By Beth
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I focus on reviews a lot when buying books, so I figured I should start writing my own. Chance Encounter has all the right parts to make a good book. But one can only read about someone crying about the same thing so many times without getting annoyed. Caroline seems like a smart girl and of course nobody wants to hurt someone they love, so crying about it every other page and then not doing anything to change her situation drove me crazy. I finished the book because I have a hard time starting something and not finishing, but it is not something I would read again or even loan someone on my Kindle.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, quick read! Absolutely loved it! April 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Have you ever met someone for the first time and immediately felt an intense chemistry? It's happened to me before, and I relived those feelings through the MC, Caroline Weber. This book is a roller coaster of relatable emotions on the sometimes heartbreaking choices that have to be made in life. In this case, finding happiness comes at a difficult price. The characters are very likable, relatable and the romance plot reminds me of a Nicolas Sparks Novel. In fact, the novel played out like a movie in my mind. If you a romantic that believes in soul mates, you will absolutely adore this book! It's a fun, quick read, and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author. I just love her flirty and emotional style of story-telling; I flew through this book, reading it in one sitting--something I rarely do. Five stars!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like this one much November 13, 2012
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I recently read The Perfect Game by J. Sterling and I liked it a lot. It had some issues with the plot that made me give it only 3 stars, but overall I enjoyed the characters and the writing.

Not as much with Chance Encounters. I thought the first meeting between Jackson and Caroline was awkward and unrealistic. I didn't buy the progression of their relationship at all.

It's also difficult to become attached to a character as unlikable as Caroline. She is constantly talking to Jackson, mooning over his gifts, swooning over his letters, but she is in a steady and committed relationship with another man that she claims to love. I have a really hard time identifying with someone who cheats for an extended period of time. No, Caroline did not have sex with Jackson, but she had a relationship with him and she continued that relationship for over half a year (until Jackson broke it off after he found out Caroline got engaged to her boyfriend).

We don't get to spend much time with Jackson or really get to know him at all, but he was pretty bland. He was too perfect. I can't even think of one flaw the guy had.

I think the author wrote this before The Perfect Game and her writing has definitely improved. I'll probably check out future books by her, but this one just wasn't great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely take a Chance on this book! April 19, 2012
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I have to first say Congrats to J. Sterling!!!! I can see where she has grown confidence in her writing and am proud to say that Chance Encounters was a wonderful read. I fell in love with the Characters... Jackson especially, I felt the love, the heart break, and most especially the deep connection between all of them.

I also have to give J. big props for not having Caroline physically cheat... granted she fell in love with another man while in a relationship BUT she was respectful of that relationship to avoid doing what her and Jackson both desperately wanted to do. I did at times get frustrated with Caroline because I knew who I she should be with but at the same time I understood her reason to hesitate.

This was an amazing book and now has me even more enthused for more of J. Sterling's work!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are looking for a great read check this book out
I couldn't put this book down. If you are looking for a great read check this book out.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Encounter
Caroline thought she had it all until Jackson sat next to her on a plane. Now she questioned everything that her "comfortable" life/future offered her. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Blamjam
4.0 out of 5 stars Chance Encounters is a great title.
This is definitely an emotional rollercoaster. I wanted to strangle Caroline at times. I felt really sorry for the guys!
Published 5 months ago by Gloria J. David
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it - great book
This book was just terrific and I loved it from start to finish. Talk about finding a perfect love - and at first sight.
Awesome romance.
Published 6 months ago by BevHarro
5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up to other books
Great storyline full of adventure and a fantastic twist. Great to keep characters that we had already fell in love with and extend the story from them
Published 6 months ago by Bec
5.0 out of 5 stars Always follow your heart
Great story about following your heart. Even though it may be hard to do, in the end it works out just the way it should. I loved this book!
Published 6 months ago by TJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
This was really good. It was definitely a different love story than I'm used to. I couldn't put it down.
Published 7 months ago by Ashley Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute
Pretty good read and will definitely read it again. Love that Caroline finally followed her heart and stopped worrying about everyone else's feelings.
Published 7 months ago by Tonya
5.0 out of 5 stars wow
The emotions in this story run high and it's amazing! Caroline, clay, & Jackson all tug at your heart with different things. I love the way that the book turned out in the ending!
Published 7 months ago by Cara W
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story.
Can't say enough about the story and how it draws you in and holds u on their the whole book. What a Great love story.
Published 7 months ago by kimmie
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More About the Author

I got fired from my last job.

It's true.

I know you're sitting there thinking, "Jenn, how could anyone in their right mind fire someone as amazing and awesome as you are???" And i'd love to give you a good reason, but the truth is... being This! Awesome! is clearly very scary to other less awesome people. :)

So I said screw them and started writing my first book. And you know what I realized? Writing books that mean something to me is a million times better than working my ass off for someone who doesn't really care about anything other than the bottom line.

My soul feels more satisfied.
My heart, more full.

So thank you for reading, loving and recommending the stories I write.
I think you're awesome- and not only am I not scared of other awesome people, I want them on my team!

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