Love’s Second Chance by L.P. Dover
Series: Second Chances #1
Published by: Amazon Digital Services Inc. on March 27th, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
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I received a copy in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Korinne Anders had it all. She had the perfect job, the perfect house, and the perfect husband. When tragedy strikes, her world takes a devastating turn. Six months after losing her husband to a car accident, Korinne vows it to herself never to love again. If she doesn’t allow another man in her heart, then there’s no reason for her to feel the pain of loss. This plan seems to work, but is put to the test when Korinne’s best friend can’t stand to see her suffering any longer.
Korinne’s long-time friend, Jenna Perry, has an idea and it involves helping her friend find the spark of life in her soul no matter what it takes. Korinne didn’t know that Jenna’s plan meant bringing back a past love, a second chance with the man that Korinne had to leave in college, but always kept a place for in her heart.
When Galen Matthews learns of Korinne’s loss and that she’s finally moved back home, he wants nothing more than to be there for her. The love he felt for Korinne years ago has never left him, and now he’s given a second chance to not only mend her heart of her loss, but to also continue the love they shared in the past. Will his love and determination make her strong enough to give fate a second chance, or will her fear of losing another love make her run away?
What will Korinne do when she’s faced with a love so powerful that no matter what she does there’s nowhere to run from it?
Oh my gosh, there were definitely MANY tears shed let’s just leave it at that. I haven’t read very many New Adult books, but this was definitely a great way to ease my way into the genre. I definitely experienced just about every emotion you could think of while reading this. At times I’d find myself holding my iPad a little too tight…
Korinne’s husband Carson was in a terrible car accident and was killed. The whole time this was going on… I was crying. There are definitely some other parts in this that made me cry, but I’m not going to tell. You have to find out on your own. :)
Korinne is such a STRONG character! After everything she has just gone through with losing Carson, she is still able to carry on with her life. I was kind of nervous that her life wouldn’t get any better after that. But, it did. We were introduced to Galen… Let me tell you… He is definitely a new favorite male character! He is an absolute sweetheart and he’s very attractive. His romantic side, HOLY MOLY! I wish I could snatch him up! He was waiting for her to come back to him after they had broke up in college. It had been several years since they had last seen each other and he was STILL waiting! I couldn’t help but fall in love with Galen!
Korinne’s best friend Jenna reminds me a lot of my best friends. But, of course, I’m sure I’m not the only one that thinks that. Best friends are there for you through the good and bad, no matter what. Jenna was always there for Korinne no matter what happened.
L.P. Dover gave us a story to really think about our lives. What if? What if we aren’t given second chances?
“What do you do when you have nothing else to live for? When the world closes in on you and rips your soul apart, leaving you dying and aching on the inside. How does one regain the pieces that have been scattered to the wind?”
“It means that you’re mine, and only mine from this day forth. Never again will I let you be anywhere else other than with me.”