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A Second Chance [Kindle Edition]

Ellen Wolf
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Book Description

Twelve years ago, sixteen-year-old Jade Rowley bared her heart to Liam Latimer, her best friend’s brother. Rejected and left behind when he moved away, she built her future without him.

Her carefully structured life falls apart after the breakup of her engagement, leaving her shaken and desperate for a change of scene. Her best friend’s struggle with cancer makes it an easy choice to move to California.

Meeting Liam again only proves what she has known all along. The years that passed since their last encounter haven't changed anything. Their lives are certainly too far apart to reclaim the strange connection that made her fall in love with him in the first place. Successful and well established, he seems even more out of reach than before. Against her better judgment, Jade allows herself to get closer and is shocked to find out that Liam carries a burden of guilt that explains his adamant opposition to love and relationships. As hopeless as it seems, leaving isn’t an option as she decides to fight for the man she loves.

And this time she isn't ready to retreat…

Will her love be enough to save Liam?

Product Details

  • File Size: 620 KB
  • Print Length: 197 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Refined Ink; 1 edition (December 27, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006QZJ4BO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,210 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Way-Too-Long...a three word summary. January 29, 2012
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First let me say that I actually liked this book and found the premise, character development and storytelling to be believable and enjoyable with one important exception; this book could lose 1/3 of its length and be better off for it. Like other books of its ilk, it seems the authors believe that by continuing the teasing storyline almost into the next century, they will keep your attention when, really, nothing could be further from to truth. Get on with it already!!! Seriously! We all know how it is going to end (usually). So get on with it! The only other thing I have a problem with is the use of spell check as an editing device...example: blood doesn't "CURSE" through your veins when you are sexually excited and if it does...perhaps you are with the wrong partner. It's a correct word, with an incorrect usage; add enough of those together in one story and it becomes frustrating. In any event, the book wasn't horrible, just horribly long; but if you like your romance novels really drawn out, this is the one for you.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute book, nice for a break from reality February 23, 2012
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I found this book to have a certain twist to a typical love story. There were a few moments that really surprised me, but over all it was your typical story line. It was a nice book to read before bed every night and you cant really beat a book for $.99. If I had paid anymore for thids book I would be highly disappointed but it was worth what I paid.

Now just to make others aware, I have a few things that really bothered me about this book.
1.) The author tends to forget pieces of information she has already told you, or figures you are really forgetful. I cant remember how many times I was reminded that Liam's mom was a fashion designer.
2.) The way the main character Jade talks about Liam becomes rather annoying. I understand she loves him and all but she is supposed to be 28. The way she talks about him makes her sound like she is 15.
3.) Jade constantly pretended like she didn't want to see Liam. Now this factor paired with the one I just mentioned makes no sense. She is completely infatuated with him but everytime she sees him, we have to listen to her say she wanted to get away from him.
4.) She has these weird moments when she would be talking to someone and in the middle of the conversation there would be like five paragraphs of her flashing back. Like these people she is speaking with are somehow always okay with her spacing out.
5.) The whole book Jade is the annoying girl who constantly puts herself down and says how horrible she looks compared to Liam.
6.) It feels like someone different wrote the ending of the book. Once they actually get together it moves very fast and there are a lot more plot twists.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and interesting January 10, 2012
By Tash'A
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I enjoyed pretty much everything about this book, from the first page to the very end. I liked the characters a lot, especially Liam. Definitely makes me want to review my own crushes from my teenage years:) Otherwise I blazed through the book at record speed, finishing it way too fast. I wish there was a sequel.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Second love January 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
When she was 16, Jade fell in love with her best friend Laura's brother, Liam. Twelve years later, she realizes nothing has changed when she runs into him again. Their lives are very different, and things are much more challenging, but the spark she felt so many years ago hasn't died. Liam, however, has told her he doesn't believe in love. Although she's afraid to hope for what her heart wants, Jade decides to make the most of it when she's given a second chance....

This was an entertaining story that got my attention from the beginning. We get to see Jade at 16, telling Liam how she feels about him. They share a passionate kiss, then he dismisses it and apologizes, then leaves. Jade is left feeling humiliated and embarrassed. Next, we see the life she's made as a 28-year old, successful businesswoman. Her own personal tragedy and Laura's diagnosis of breast cancer bring her to the side of her friend and reunite her with Liam. When Liam's agent, Melissa, shows up and begins acting psychotic (think "Fatal Attraction"), Liam asks Jade to pretend to be in love with him so Melissa will move on. Things don't quite work out according to plans, though. Liam and Jade have quite a lot of chemistry, and it isn't long before they're falling for each other again.

The ending is quite predictable, and at times Melissa seems a little too off-balance for no one to notice except Jade. However, the chemistry between Jade and Liam feels real, and the story is very entertaining. They are both likable characters. I enjoyed the secondary characters (Laura, Sandra, and Rocco), and would like to have heard more about them. They round out a very enjoyable romance. My only criticism is that Liam gives in too easily. He's avoided romance for so long, and he's emotionally scarred. In real life, I think it would take a lot more time for a man like Liam to give in to his heart. However, I do love happily-ever-after, and this book certainly delivered!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Middle-school Harlequin February 22, 2013
By Arwen
Format:Kindle Edition
The author just managed to invest me in her two main characters enough for me to finish the book. I actually liked the characters, but the content of getting through their story was downright painful. I'm a sucker for love stories and more than 110% behind the premise of a "second chance" between two people who have genuine love between them, especially if it began as a friendship. However, (I'm sorry) but I found the writing sappy, unrealistic, trite and unrefined. The dialogue was rediculous, the flow choppy and hard to follow in more parts than not. It reads like a very amatuer, journeyman effort as if a middle-schooler gave his or her best shot at writing a Harlequin Romance. Considering some of the events and subject matter (are quite serious), it did not read as very mature, nor very authentic or poetic. The one main love scene is composed of terms that are beyond cliche. The two main characters never even actually said "I love you" to one another. After everything else, was that too cliche or something? 2.5 stars, 3 maximum
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Ellen Wolf lives in Toronto with her husband, three kids and two cats. When not writing her novels she enjoys gardening, hiking, meeting new people and of course reading...
Currently she is working on several other projects and converting her previous novels into Kindle format.

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