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Monday, 19 May 2014

Blog Tour: Last Second Chance by Caisey Quinn + 4* review + author interview + giveaway

Title: Last Second Chance
Author: Caisey Quinn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2014


When Stella Jo Chandler gets an offer to work at the Second Chance Ranch celebrity rehab facility right after graduating from Texas A&M, she’s tempted to turn it down. She wants to help real people with real problems, not spoiled celebrities going on vacation for publicity. But growing up on her family’s ranch left her with a love of horses that draws her to the opportunity. How bad can babysitting a bunch of strung out celebrities be?

What she didn’t count on was being roped into a tangled mess with infamous rocker and three-time rehab drop out Van Ransom on her first day. And she sure didn’t expect to feel the overwhelming attraction that pulls her to the man who has more issues than she can count on both hands. Like the hotel rooms and tour buses he’s famous for trashing, the havoc he could wreak on Stella’s heart would be irreparable.

Van isn’t at Second Chance for publicity or because he’s suffering from “exhaustion”. He’s on the brink of destruction, and he needs the kind of help Stella isn’t sure she can give. But without her, he'll lose everything. Because he’s on his last second chance.

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Simone's Review

* ARC received in return for an honest review

When it comes to Caisey Quinn I am a real fan girl. I love her writing style and could not get enough of the Kylie Ryan series, so when I had the chance to read and review Last Second Chance I wasted no time jumping straight in head first!!

I am a sucker for stories where the strong alpha male, who happens to be a rough and ready, tattooed rock star and very broken meets and falls for the sexy, well-educated and slightly damaged girl. So when you meet Stella and Van they fit the bill and so much more!!

I loved Stella Jo's character. She has had a tough upbringing with her parents, her father in particular, being very distant and cold with her while living at home and being cheated on by people she thought were her friends. When she gets the chance to work at Second Chance Ranch, a facility that helps high profile clients get over their addictions, she feels this is her chance to finally be happy - to throw herself into something she can be good and successful at. What she does not count on, is meeting someone one like Van!!

“For so long, I’ve been so afraid. Maybe for my entire life. I’ve been afraid to feel- afraid to let people in where they can hurt me. But I can’t keep you out. You’re in, Van. And you can break, wreck, and ruin me. I’ll only beg for more.”

“I have a thing for dark horses with tortured souls. What can I say?”

Where do I start with Van without swooning and dribbling? Damn, that man should come with a warning label!! Van Ransom, on first sight, seems like your stereo typical "I love me and so does everyone else, I can do pretty much what I want" rock star. He is on his last chance, being dropped off at Second Chance Ranch by his manager to sort himself out, because he is a stone's throw away from being dumped by his record label shortly followed by his band. Van really doesn't want any help, or to help himself, the demons that he has been fighting for years are slowly taking over his soul. He only sees darkness and failure in his future but things are about to change when he meets Stella for the first time. Sparks fly for both of them as they both feel an overpowering attraction to each other, which neither has ever experienced before.

“Because you don’t see money and fame or a singer in a band. Or tattoos or rough edges. Or even how you could use me to get what you want. You see me.”

“Because in losing myself, I found my soul.”

Oh my!! I have to give the SEX scenes a paragraph all to themselves. Van wasn't just rough on the outside, he took it to new heights in the bedroom (or anywhere he damn wanted it) and added a few more accessories to add that extra bit of kink on the side. It would have made my legs give way just reading it, if I wasn't already sitting (and good job too!).

By the end Last Second Chance I was cheering in Van and Stella's corner, hoping someone was going to give their relationship a break and see it for what it was. I loved this story from start to finish and did not want to put it down till the end. I also loved that there was no cliffhanger so I can look forward to the next instalment in the Second Chance series without my heart in my mouth.

If, like me, you're a fan of Caisey Quinn's work then you are going to love this first book in the Second Chance series just as much, it's more grittier, darker and definitely HOTTER than what we are used to from Caisey. So if this sounds like your kind of book then make Last Second Chance your next read.

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An interview with Caisey Quinn

How did the idea for Van & Stella’s story come to you?

My husband and I were looking at places to vacation and we came across this ranch in Texas (The Wild Catter) and it looked so secluded and private that I thought it’d make a great rehabilitation facility for celebrity types. I already knew that I’d write about one, but it was the model for the Second Chance Ranch.

How many books are planned for the Second Chance series?

Four definitely, possibly two additional ones. Each one is a stand alone with different characters that somehow incorporates the ranch.

How is this series different from your previous Kylie Ryans series?

It’s a lot grittier and sexier. In Kylie’s series, her career was as much a character as she was, but in this series there’s more focus on addiction and darker, more personal issues.

What was the hardest part about putting out something new and different than what your readers were used to?

The fear that everyone would hate it! Or that they’d think I was just jumping on the erotica bandwagon. I always knew I would write something darker and sexier, more adult than New Adult, after Kylie’s series, but not all of my readers were expecting that leap. Fortunately they held my hand the whole way! I am very blessed to have such loyal and precious readers!

What’s your favorite part about being an indie author?

Having so much control over the cover, the formatting, the price and the release dates.

Least favorite part?

Being responsible for making decisions about the cover, the formatting, the price and the release dates. ;)

What’s one thing that readers might find surprising about you?

I write my books out of order! I always thought I was doing it wrong, writing scenes this way, until I met several other writers at retreats that did the exact same thing.  

What can we look forward to from you?

There will be a surprise release this summer that’s a part of the Keep Me Still world, and Falling for Fate this fall, which is the next book in the Second Chance series.

Fast Five

Coffee or Tea?  Sweet Tea please!

Chocolate or Vanilla? Definitely chocolate!

Billionaires or Cowboys? Cowboys

PC or Mac? Mac, but that’s a recent change.

Night Owl or Early Bird? Definitely a night owl ;) It’s the only time I can get any work done!

Thank you so much for having me!!

About the Author 

Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at 

Lots of easy entry options to win a signed Pretty Girls Read tote filled with signed books by Alice Clayton, Monica Murphy, Emma Chase, S.C. Stephens, & more! 


  1. This review brought tears to my eyes! Thank you so much for "getting" Van & Stella!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your description of Van!! Big hugs of love & gratitude!I am so grateful for your friendship & support! Thanks so much for participating in the tour! *squeezes y'all!*

    1. I'm so glad you loved my review & I did it justice!! Can't wait for the next in the series!!
      Simone xx