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Untitled (Grand Valley) Mass Market Paperback – December 31, 2050
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"Blake’s second Grand Valley contemporary romance (after First Step Forward) is sassy and sexy, featuring a hero and heroine whose playfulness and good, dirty fun are infectious... The author’s exuberant writing makes a stock story line fresh, and her addition of just enough angst at the end gives it some substance." (Publishers Weekly) --This text refers to the Digital edition.
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Liora Blake is a contemporary romance author living in Colorado. She writes because it’s what she’s always wanted to do, she writes novels because she likes to tell the whole story, and she writes romance because a happily ever after is the best kind of story to tell. Visit her online at LioraBlake.com.
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Second Chance Season centers around Garrett Strickland and Cara Cavanaugh.
Garrett's character we met in the first book in the Grand Valley series. He's working at the Hotchkiss Co-Op. Everyone thinks he could be doing something better with his life. After all, he had a promising future until his father died and left Garrett unable to pay his debts. To his dismay, Garrett didn't see a way out except selling their family's farm. Losing the farm made Garrett stop dreaming about his own future. When Cara strides into his life, he realizes that they are meant to be together but he knows their relationship is temporary. Cara has a life in Chicago and he can't be part of it. He believes he can't offer her anything to keep her here with him.
Cara Cavanaugh is beginning her new assignment as a free-lance magazine reporter. She wants to write a piece about the farmers around Hotchkiss. She's thankful to Garrett for introducing her around town and helping her do her job. She notices he's an open book unless she wants to talk about his own personal future. She knows he's smart, hard-worker and has the potential to become successful in his own farming business but she doesn't know how to make him see it. As their relationship progresses, being together is like nothing else she has experienced. She's falling for him but she's not sure he will fight to keep her.
I love how Liora Blake throws two people together who at first glance don't seem to have anything in common and by the end, being together is the only thing that makes sense. Her formula works every time! It's a delight to read her books. They are like little gems that I want to continue staring at.
By now, I know who the next set of characters are going to be and I can't wait to see how she's going to make them work.
A complimentary copy was provided by Pocket Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
The first meeting Garrett Strickland has with Cara Cavanaugh brings back some rather painful memories, but he has never been one to let it bother him that his family home will never again belong to him. What his future could have been is not important now, and his work at the local co-op in Hotchkiss, Colorado makes him a living but is not particularly rewarding. Coming in contact with a woman who will be staying in his old house for a short time could have really made Garrett sad, but there is no use longing for something that can never be true.
After becoming disillusioned with her career and boyfriend of many years, Cara thought it was time for a big change. Since she wanted to continue writing articles which actually meant something to readers, she decided to leave Chicago and do research on agriculture changes in the Grand Valley region. Encountering a local man who assisted her by pointing out the location of the place where she will be living leaves Cara intrigued with him. Then something unexpected happens when she and Garrett slowly sort out what they want to get out of life.
Since I grew up on a farm, I was eager to see how Liora Blake would portray her characters and all the aspects of living in a rural setting. From the very start, I was overjoyed at her depiction of Garrett and the life led by many other residents in the Hotchkiss area. Whether a situation dealt with a person’s truck or the dilemmas of daily farm life, I really felt as though the event could actually happen as described. I loved all the episodes with the cows, and some of them were fondly remembered from my own past. While many of the scenes are written with much wit, there is also a sense of seriousness when appropriate, just like a normal day on the farm.
When it comes to Garrett and Cara, every second they are together brought me complete satisfaction as a reader. They have lots of conversations that are packed with intelligent comebacks, but there are also instances where their inner feelings are exposed because of their honest reactions. This couple definitely generates plenty of heated passion when their desire escalates to the point where they have to express how they truly feel. Since the story is told from each of their viewpoints, I got to comprehend what Garrett and Cara were thinking about the same situation. Facts discovered about a main character in the next book of the series has me counting the days until it can be read. The ingenious cleverness in SECOND CHANCE SEASON will never be forgotten.
I voluntarily reviewed the book from the publisher, and all comments are my honest opinion
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Author: Liora Blake
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Grand Valley # 2
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