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Another Chance: An Austin Heroes Novel Kindle Edition
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“Smoking hot, extremely satisfying, and highly entertaining!”—What’s Better Than Books?
“Five stars. Another Chance was a good contemporary romance. The romance between Luke and Bella was hot, steamy and sweet. They definitely had great chemistry. Their love story did have a twist in it that I didn’t expect and that made this story fun for me.”—Romance Between the Sheets
“Five out of five stars. Kathy Clark’s third book in her Austin Heroes trilogy, Another Chance, was not only an exciting and heartfelt addition to the series, but completely blew me away!”—Avonna Loves Genres
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- ASIN : B01BJSRSM4
- Publisher : Loveswept (November 1, 2016)
- Publication date : November 1, 2016
- Language: : English
- File size : 1057 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 230 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #913,781 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The writing is professional, the editing competent and a fairly fresh plot entertains but mercy, the politically correct flap doodle is wearing. Add to that the catching up on characters from previous books and I found myself skipping whole chapters.
So, competent but a snooze fest from my perspective.
See, Luke and Bella were friends since 3rd grade and boyfriend/girlfriend all 4 years of high school. They were each other’s firsts (first kiss and first time having sex) and were madly in love. They planned on becoming marine biologists and sailing around the world together after high school. From Bella and Luke’s flashbacks, it was a sweet (but hot and heavy) first love that ended when each of them got Dear John letters from the other person. They never got over each other.
So fast forward 14 years. Luke works for Homeland Security and is tracking terrorists that are coming over the border from Mexico. He happens to run into Bella after he was involved in a sting that failed to capture 5 terrorists and had one commit suicide by grenade. She lived in the condo’s that happened to be on the same street as the building that was damaged when the grenade went off.
What happens next is what sets the book apart from other romances. Luke and Bella never fell out of love with each other. So no InstaLove or even InstaLust. It was just two people who had a history and who were madly in love with each other discovering each other again. There was basically no drama in that department. Once Bella and Luke hooked up, there was no one else and no one tried to break them up. It was very refreshing to read. I love how Bella classified their relationship towards the end of the book
Silly, silly man. All I’ve ever wanted was for you to love me. I don’t care if you’re a cop or a fireman or a janitor. I loved you when you beat up that little boy on the playground. I loved you before your voice changed. I loved you before you scored you first touchdown. I loved you when you just wanted to live on a boat and count starfish. I loved you when you risked your life to save me from that terrorist. You’re the strongest, bravest, most wonderful man in the whole world, and I promise I’ll love you forever, so might as well propose
I had tears in my eyes reading that and his reply was just as good (not going to put it in here because, well you should read the book to find that out)
The sex was definitely hot and there was the mandatory “I am on BC so its OK to not use a condom” (I am going to start a safe sex for fictional characters fund…lmao) talk. I liked that the feelings that they had for each other definitely showed while they were having sex….even before the “L” word was mentioned.
Now the 2 other storylines that were featured in the book was pretty good but I thought the one where the terrorists just happened to be operating out of Bella’s barn was a little far-fetched. Not saying that it could happen but still.
The storyline with Grammy was awesome. She has to be my favorite secondary character ever and I loved that she was given her happily ever after.
The ending was great but everything was wrapped up all at once. I would have rathered see an epilogue 5-6 years in the future to find out what happened than it happening all at once.
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes
Age Range: Adult
Why: Sex and violence
**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**
Luke Archer is the youngest of the Archer brothers. He is a Homeland Security agent who is on a special mission in Austin, from Washington DC. Being back home brings all sorts of memories from his childhood, especially when he runs into his childhood friend, first love and the "one" that got away, Bella Shaw.
Bella Shaw is a lawyer who mainly works for the rights of immigrants and human rights. She is also a senator for the state of Texas. She spends her days working or at her ranch which was given to her by her grandfather. She may have had a couple of relationships, but she has never been able to forget her first love, Luke. And when fate brings them together under unusual circumstances, the passion that they once shared flares again.
Apart from the main love story, I really enjoyed Suzie and Paul's story too. The only thing that I couldn't quite understand was whether Paul knew that Luke was Suzie's grandson and if that played a part in his animosity towards him. I liked Luke and Bella and their interaction, however I thought that the homeland security procedures and details about Luke's job could have been better researched. I really don't think that a Homeland Security agent would start chatting with his ex girlfriend on the site and on the heels of an explosion.
Thank you Netgalley and Random House Publishing for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.