second chance romance

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Spells For Forgetting

On Saoirse Island, a rain soaked isle in the Pacific Northwest, a murmuration of starlings portends death and the leaves on the trees may burst into color all at once. Here, magic is as real as greed and first love can bind two souls together forever. Emery Blackwood and August Salt were born on ...

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Before I Let Go

Do you ever find yourself putting off the really great books? The ones that you know will be deeply moving, that will chew you up and spit you out emotionally, leaving you in a daze as you circle through and process everything that happened in this other world, to this other group of people? I felt ...

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Holding Out For a Cowboy

This is my very first A.J. Pine book, and her confident storytelling and likable characters have convinced me to keep her on my to-watch pile. A good story with likeable characters, Holding Out for a Cowboy is missing a few ingredients that keep it from hitting DIK range, but is still compelling. ...

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A Scandalous Kind of Duke

I've slowly been inching away from historical romance novels in recent years, but authors like Mia Vincy keep me coming back. Although the rich-duke-falls-for-poor-spinster story has been told many times, in Vincy's hands it feels fresh and exciting as A Scandalous Kind of Duke unfolds. Leopold H ...

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Fearless at Heart

Zoe York’s Fearless at Heart is the fourth book in her Kincaids of Pine Harbour series, a spinoff series from her Pine Harbour series. It's got one of my favourite tropes - a second chance romance for a couple that were together as teenagers - and coming on the heels of Wild at Heart which was a ...

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Two Tribes

Fearne Hill’s Two Tribes is a funny, touching and heartrending romance set across three decades in which we follow two teenagers from the Midlands as they fall in love (think Heartstopper but with class differences and a lot more snark and swearing!), are separated by circumstance and reunite twen ...

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The Hookup Plan

We all know that going viral can ruin lives but Farrah Rochon has shown in her Boyfriend Project series that sometimes there is a silver lining to the experience. The Hookup Plan is the third book in the author’s collection of tales about how three women gain notoriety for taking down a catfisher ...

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Remember Love

Remember Love is the first in a new series by prolific historical romance writer Mary Balogh. I was excited to crack this one open; I was not disappointed. Devlin Ware has no reason to doubt the goodness, the honorability of his family. His father is the Earl of Stratton, and a family man beyond ...

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A Counterfeit Betrothal

A Counterfeit Betrothal is currently available in a combined edition with A Notorious Rake which we reviewed when it first came out and gave an A. Lady Sophia’s parents (Marcus and Olivia, the Earl and Countess of Clifton) have been estranged since she was four. She knows that only a major even ...

B
Safe and Sound

E.M. Lindsey’s Safe and Sound is a second-chance romance between two guys who were deeply in love as teens, but who went their separate ways due to a variety of circumstances and spend twenty years apart. It’s a heartbreaking and gut-wrenching story - especially when reading about the shitty han ...