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Top Customer Reviews
If you’ve read any of Ms. Bennett’s other books (I highly encourage you to do so!), you’ll know the subject matter of The Second First Chance is somewhat of a departure for her. The synopsis summarizes this story so well, I’d like to stay away from recapping or giving details. That would only serve to spoil the creative and clever way she weaves this story into a beautiful piece that will stay with you for days after you’ve finished reading. I must admit, I wasn’t quite sure how she was going to pull off having a character go back in time without all sorts of convoluted and complicated issues. But, pull it off she did!
After a prologue that had me sobbing, I wondered if I’d make it through the entire book without having a breakdown! The writing is so good you automatically put yourself in Jayden’s shoes. You have no choice but to feel her heartache and utter devastation. I felt every single emotion Jayden feels. I wanted to rant along with her, “This isn’t fair!”
Lest you think this book is a downer, let me assure you it most definitely is not. Once Jayden accepts her “second first chance” the pace changes. It’s not only creative, it’s so much fun you’ll love every bit of it. The things we take for granted today compared to what life was like in 1985 is written accurately and with loads of humor. The characters are well thought out, developed beautifully, and are absolutely believable.
Jayden has her “What the hell did I do?” moments throughout, but I love that she never gives up. She is determined to make the best of her decision, whether it turns out the way she wants it to or not. She’s a fighter, she’s smart, she’s fun, and she has the good sense to look around and fully appreciate things she took for granted the first time around. I loved her BFF, Packy. A true friend, he’s hilarious and he gets her through the tough times, pointing out reason when she’s all muddled up. Travis, a professor who sets his sights on Jayden, gives her another perspective to consider. And then there’s Callahan, the man she lost too early and the reason she is back in the year 1984. Ms. Bennett has written him perfectly! His attraction to Jayden and the seemingly random familiar feelings he has, for no logical reason, had me misting up yet again. Ms. Bennett is one of the best at writing steamy and kinky. And even though these scenes are a bit tame compared to her usual, the connection between Jayden and Callahan is hot because it conveys their love and lust with aching familiarity.
I love stories about soul mates, their bond that carries over through time, and the struggles they must endure to be together. The Second First Chance is a beautifully written, emotionally satisfying, love story full of laughter and fun . Brava, Ms. Bennett!
**** Reviewed for Xtreme Delusions ****
“He was the rock, and I was the roll, he was the stalwart who tethered my flighty airheaded balloon to the earth, which would have otherwise flown toward the sun and popped. He was the foundation, and I was the decoration. He made me feel safe in this crazy world...”
“Woo him and get him to fall for you before you unload your bag of crazy.”
“I am not a very patient person, and I hate walking on eggshells. I end up cracking each and every one.”
I have often wished/fantasized/maybe even prayed for – a “Do Over,” very few of us haven’t at one time or another. However, never in my wildest of imaginings could I have concocted such a clever and well-crafted tale as this one. The whole concept is beyond exciting, yet the rational reasoning and creation of the process and means for the return in time that Ms. Bennett has devised, were pure genius. The writing, storyline, and pace of the story were flawlessly executed. I adored the characters, the banter, the humor, steamy sensual scenes, and even the struggle and unexpected complications. I had my own Packy for a few years before he graduated ahead of me and we lost touch. This story pricked my memories and had me more than a bit misty with nostalgia. While I never would have expected to relish the thought of going back and reliving my entire life from my college years forward – I may have to rethink that if I could go back with all my memories intact. Although in my case – the Bob Seger refrain of, "I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then," may make more sense…
When I say this book was something else, it's because I'm not sure I could ever come up with the right words to give this book the praise it deserves. To be blunt, after reading this book, I can truthfully say that I feel I was altered in a way. Like I will never again look at life, nor my husband the same way again. I don't think I've ever walked away from a read feeling like that, and let me tell you, that feeling is AMAZING!!!!
This is in no way your typical second chance romance. This is also in no way your typical romance book period. This book is something that will open your eyes to a whole new light. It will have you second guessing everything that you've ever thought you've known about love and loss. To say this book changed my life would be an understatement. This book woke me up from a fog I didn't really know I was in. That is really the only way I can describe it. It is just that beautiful of a story.
The plot line in unlike anything I have ever read, but different in all the best ways possible. It's smooth, and fast flowing with a million different elements to it.
You will fall head over heals in love with every single character, but especially Jayden, the female lead of the story. Her insight, spirit, humor and overall brilliance was a breathe of fresh air to read. Here we have this woman that is both broken in so many ways, but also one of the strongest female leads I have ever read. I absolutely could not get enough of her!
The way in which the Author has you tearing up, and then in the next breath bursting out laughing is a trait in which is hard to find in many romance books. The dual play on both humor, and suspense was so enjoyable to read. I honestly don't remember the last time I laughed that hard while reading, and I was totally not expecting that from this story.
I suppose throughout all my ramblings the only thing that is really important is that this is an ABSOLUTE must read! You will walk away with a huge smile on your face, a heart filled with awe and to top it off, you may just have to go change your panties ;)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was given the book to review and it was heart touching.
I would suggest this book to anyone.