Title: Second Chance Summer (Chance Series, #1)
Release Date: Monday, September 23rd
Cover Design by Emma Hart
Back Cover Blurb:
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Love Game and Playing for Keeps is a story of hope and the beauty of getting a second chance at the kind of love that comes once in a lifetime…
“You don’t get a love like ours and get to leave it behind.”
Kia James was never meant to return to her hometown of Harlan Grove, Alabama… But she has.
And Reese Pembleton was definitely not supposed to still be in love with her the way she is him… But he is.
Last summer was the summer to end all summers. It was the summer they both fell in too deep to get out, and try as she might, Kia can’t deny that whatever was there between them a year ago is still there. If she’s honest with herself, there’s so much more there than there ever was, but the way her dad walked out six years ago has shattered her belief of that fairytale love every girl craves.
Reese isn’t giving up so easily. His biggest mistake was not chasing after Kia the way he wanted to when she upped and left him without a word. Despite what she says, he knows her better than anyone, and he knows she still wants him the way he wants her. And this time, nothing will stop him from getting – and keeping – his girl.
But nothing is that easy. When Kia’s dad arrives back in town, family secrets come tumbling out she never realized existed. Everything her mom has ever told her about the reason he left is a lie – but how can she trust the man who, by his own admission, didn’t fight for her as hard as he could have?
With her past and present wants and needs colliding, Kia is thrown into the turmoil of the biggest decisions of her life. And she realizes, sometimes a second chance is all you need.
Review:*ARC received in return for an honest review
First off let me say I have yet another book boyfriend to add to my ever growing BBL (Book Boyfriend List). Get prepared for a sexy, steamy, sad & heart-wrenching roller-coaster of a story.
We are first introduced to 19yr old Kia who is returning to her hometown a year after she left to start Uni in New York. Kia has had a very hard and sad life, in which she had to grow up quickly and take responsibilities that no child should have to go through, but this has left Kia wanting better and more out of her life. When Kia came home for the summer holidays she didn't plan on coming back and running into, with an all mighty slap, bang, face to face with, the one thing she truly ran away from in the first place!!
OOOHHH YESSS! the ever so cocky, self assured, persistent, but ever so swoon-worthy, sexy Reese Pembleton. My ovaries were doing gymnastics on my first encounter with this intense hunk of burning muscle. Reese has all these emotions running around in his head, he is angry and hurt that Kia ran off last summer without even a goodbye and is determined to convince Kia that they belong with each other no matter what.
Kia is frightened to admit to, and let go of, her true feelings for Reese. She is back home for the summer looking after her alcoholic mother, not through choice, and still needing answers as to why her dad left all the years ago when she was a small child. My heart broke for Kia at times, like when her poor excuse of a mother blamed her for her dad walking out on them, but then I was also screaming at my kindle at times, for her to just give Reese a break.
And when she did give him a break, WOW! The scenes were hot enough to steam up my kindle!!
I loved the feisty, flirty chemistry between Adam and Luce, Reese and Kia's best friends. They are hugely attracted to each other but not willing to admit, cue a hell of a lot of sexual tension. I'm hoping these two get a HEA.
Oh, and we can't forget the smexy man whore that is Jay, Kia's college friend back in New York! I'm sensing we will see much more of Jay in book 2. (swooning already)
Without giving anything away Second Chance Summer doesn't end on a cliff-hanger, but I can tell you it leaves you pining for more of each and everyone of these amazing character's stories to carry on.
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Emma's muse for Reese...rather tasty wouldn't you say?
About the Author:
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.