Author: Debbie Gould
Date of Publication: January 2012
Lieutenant Colin Beckett, US Air Force special ops, lost his wife in childbirth while off on a mission. Two years later, he’s still trying to come to grips with the guilt that tortures him. And to complicate matters, he finds himself undeniably attracted to his wife's sister, Emily. Struggling with his desire, he tells himself he doesn’t deserve a second chance with such an amazing woman.
Emily wants Colin in her life and her bed. Enlisting the help of Colin's teammates and Madame Eve's 1Night Stand dating service, she plans to prove to Colin he can have everything he lost once again.
Will their one night lead to the happy ending she longs for or the loneliness he thinks he deserves?
Colin is in such a heart breaking situation. He has tragically lost his wife in child birth and as a result refuses to open his heart to anyone else, even his daughter. Emily has been in love with Colin for a long time. She knows she needs to break through to Colin to make him see that they are right for each other. My heart broke for Colin. What a horrible place to be in. I was so hoping for their HEA, I think Second Chance would have made a great longer story. I wanted more! I was also intrigued by his friends who help get Colin and Emily together. It would be nice to see them show up in another story. Definitely recommend this one. I know I enjoyed it.
The Great Outdoors
Author: Becky Moore
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication: March 2012
Tallulah Murphy is a busy woman. As the newly appointed Director of Education for the Atlanta Art Museum, she has a thousand and one things to do on any given day. Dating is not high on that list; in fact, it’s not even on the radar. Three hundred miles away in Charleston, South Carolina, Lieutenant Mitchell Weaver is gearing up for his promotion to be the youngest police chief in the city’s history. And unfortunately, as a prominent city official with all eyes watching his every move, a quality date seems untenable. But when good friends and good fortune set Tallulah and Mitch on a fateful adventure with Madame Evangeline’s high-end dating service, 1 Night Stand, they may just find that a little matchmaking magic can reset their spirits of adventure, and open their hearts and minds to the possibility of love.
I thought this one was a cute story. Both Tallulah and Mitchell are great characters. They seem to be opposites, but they are so right for each other. Of course that is what Madame does best. She finds the perfect matches and they never fail! I was pretty satisfied with the length of The Great Outdoors. I felt like I got to know both of the characters pretty well. This novella is well written and has a very satisfying ending. It's a quick read and I definitely think you should give it a shot!