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- ASIN : B00PG3NQBQ
- Publisher : Tule Publishing; 3rd edition (November 9, 2014)
- Publication date : November 9, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1425 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 160 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #437,979 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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While I admit to having a weakness for charismatic Irishmen named Sean, there was much more to this story that I loved. I'm a sucker for reunions too, which was what drew me to the story, and this one was really well done. And whew...don't get me started on the internal conflict. It made my stomach twist on more than one occasion but it was given just enough spotlight. Bundle that all up with the magic of Christmas and this story is nothing short of a treat. It will make you believe in the true power of love.
This is the story of the 7 years that she spent getting over him and getting on with her degree and her career. But then one night during the holiday season she goes into a bar to get off the cold, windy street in New York and there behind the bar he is making drinks. This is the story of their second chance. There is a lot they need to work through to even see if they can forgive and move on and if they have a future together. I loved this hero. I thought he was so sweet and so sincere and he deserved a second chance.
I like the heroine. I could understand her angst and her fear of giving him another chance. I was on her side until the Christmas party. I thought she was a total Witch to treat him like she did after he opened his heart to her. I was sad that it took her 4 days to realize her actions were even worse than his were. I was a little peeved too that she let him grovel and beg and she never owned up to HER ACTIONS. He was right in the university thing. Just the threat to the "head" of sexual harassment and he would have backed off. She choose the wrong way to deal with it, IMHO. It was so like what has erupted in Hollywood. To protect my career, I will say nothing. But, I really felt she should have owned up to her behavior and not let him take all the blame. I would like to know what the tattoo on his hip was!!!
It is a really good story. Very entertaining and I love second chance romances. I definitely recommend the book. It is a good read and some good lessons to boot!
I was not paid for this review. I am not a writer nor do I know one. I am not kin to this writer. I am a reader and this is my opinion, nothing more, nothing less. 1/26/18
Jennifer Gracen has become one of my go-to authors for the kind of intensely emotional stories I love best. Cassie and Sean's love story delivered that for me...in spades. I could see myself as Cassie, and every emotion she was experiencing rang true, especially since Sean had broken her heart years before. And yet, I ached for Sean, too, and empathized with his deep-rooted insecurities that had caused him to break things off with Cassie the first time around.
I only had one grievance--Cassie's willingness to put up with sexual harassment from the head of her department because "that's the way it has always been." Things will never change unless we make them change. I gave Sean full marks for standing up and saying it wasn't right (and he wasn't only saying it because Cassie was his girlfriend.)
Other than that, this was a thoroughly enjoyable emotional read I couldn't put down...even though I read it on May 1st and NOT around Christmas!
Some of the reviewers liked Sean's response to Cassie being sexually harassed -- I had the opposite reaction. He should really follow her lead and support her in what she wants for her own career rather than insist she deal with it in the exact same way that he imagines that he would. They're both accomplished people (he's a business owner and a musician), but his world is so different from hers and he should have respected that. Instead we have just another book where a guy is set up as the authority over this woman's own life experiences.
Top reviews from other countries
New Yorker Cassie & Irishman Sean always thought they’d be “together forever” - so much so that he had it tattooed on his shoulder (in Gaelic). However, it was not to be after Sean walked out on Cassie & moved away to Los Angeles. He thought he was doing the right thing by her: she was going places as a top student & he, as a delinquent singer, didn’t want to hold her back. It was the biggest mistake of his life.
Seven years later, Cassie & her best friend Bree walks into a bar, the bar Sean co-owns with his best friend. Their connection is still there & they can barely keep their eyes off each other. Cassie learns Sean moved back to NY 2yrs prior & he is keen to reconnect with her, but she’s wary, having been heart broken by him before. Can Sean prove to Cassie that he’s here to stay, or will Cassie always be running scared?