Chance to be King by Sue Brown ~ Book Review by Beverley

Chance to be King Title: Chance to be King

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: DWS Photography

Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars


2nd Edition

After working nonstop for two years, actor Eric Pawlowski desperately needs a respite from his grueling schedule and the crippling migraines that come with it. Thinking that a few weeks in a secluded cottage is just the thing, his vacation gets off to a rough start when he almost mows down the only other guy who lives on the remote road. Fortunately Thomas is quick to forgive, and soon he, Eric, and Eric’s two dogs are palling around like they’ve known each other for years.

But when Eric witnesses Thomas coldly order a lost stranger off his property, he starts to question how well he knows him. Despite a mutual attraction that has Eric cursing every time a well-meaning member of the nearby small town interrupts their attempts to get intimate, Eric wonders if acting on his desire for Thomas will get him involved in a situation he shouldn’t be in. When his rented cabin catches fire in the middle of the night and the firemen call it arson, it confirms Eric’s suspicions.

To keep Eric with him, it’s up to Thomas to come clean about who he is… and his involvement in a decade-old web of tragedy and revenge into which Eric has unwittingly walked.


Sue Brown is pretty much a ‘go to’ author for me, and the writing and accuracy of a Sue Brown novella is in evidence in Chance to be King.However, this one was not my favourite.

There is nothing wrong here, it is a fairly ‘routine’ romance/love story. Maybe that is my problem. I find that I don’t like stories where the protagonists are unlikely. I think Sue Brown’s novels come into their own when she writes about the extraordinary in everyday life for ordinary people, even when those people are cowboys.

This novella is set in The States and is the story of an overworked, stressed out Hollywood actor, Eric, and his erstwhile landlord Thomas. It is a nice story and there are twists and turns, but it is a straightforward romance with prescribed HEA.

The cover is gorgeous and I did wonder if the title came from a song I love I will have to ask the author.

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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