Saturday, November 8, 2014

REVIEW: LOVE'S SECOND CHANCE BY L.P. DOVER (SECOND CHANCES #1)

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?

Kindle Edition, 249 pages
Published March 27th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services Inc.
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: Goodreads | Amazon


Our Review
This is a super sweet story. The angst is low and the ending is happy. Korinne and Galen were madly in love in their early college years and life happened. They ended up going their separate ways and having successful and happy lives. Tragedy strikes and Korinne ends up back in the same town as Galen. The first time they see each other again the sparks are re-ignited and things begin to happen very quickly. Very, very quickly. 

This novel isn't about darkness and despair; it's about being open to new opportunities. Korinne manages to be honest about her fears and yet okay to exploring something with Galen. Galen is willing to be patient and to give her the space she needs to figure things out. They work well together and it's just so dang sweet. No. It isn't about darkness or despair. It is (from what I have read...am now at 37%) about like Shel said, new opportunities...or maybe just re-evaluating old ones. All I can say though, is that this book is just not currently for me. I reached 37%...again had other life obligations and even blog ones, that got in the way of reading it...and have honestly no desire to revisit it. I think I could tell early on where things are going, and while the writing is good...I just am not as invested in the plot as I hoped I would be. 

This novel is very centered on Korinne and Galen but their friends and families make a few appearances to enhance the plot and pace of the novel. It does help. But...well, see above. 

If you need a break from the darker reads, this may just be the book for you. Indeed! 

Courtney: DNF at 37%


About the Author


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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