Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Review: That Second Chance by Meghan Quinn

Author: Meghan Quinn
Publisher: Montlake
Publication: May 2019

It was supposed to be an innocent night, celebrating my brother’s birthday. Nothing was supposed to go wrong. We’d vowed to be on our best behavior after all . . .

But it only took one rowdy night with my brothers to flip my world upside down. One unlucky encounter saddled us with a family curse and the promise of doomed relationships. I laughed it off immediately. “Yeah, right,” I thought. “A love curse. Ha!”

Boy, was I wrong.

Word spreads quickly in a town like mine; rumors about that night soon made us the most eligible yet untouchable bachelors in Port Snow, Maine. As a subject of endless gossip and speculation, I could kiss my dating life goodbye.

It would have stayed that way if Ren Winters, the new girl in town, hadn’t crashed into my life. Brave, beautiful, and smart—her vivacious thirst for a fresh start has given me hope that maybe, just maybe, I can have one too.

Everyone wishes for that second chance . . . but could this really be mine?

That Second Chance was a pleasant surprise.  I can honestly say that I smiled the entire time I read this book.  Griffin is one of four brothers who were supposedly cursed one night by a fortune teller.  Three days later, Griffin's wife died suddenly.  Believing the curse is real, he has not wanted to try to love again.  Enter Ren.  She is looking for a second chance at life after nearly dying in a car accident.  She hopes to find it in a smal Maine town. The two of them were made for each other, right?  

This was such a sweet  and slow burn love story.  I loved that they became friends first before going any further.  They just clicked so well.  Their banter was fun and their attraction was strong.  I was rooting for them from the first time Griffin rescued Ren from the tree.  Griffin was adorably pig-headed and I wanted to shake him several times. 

One of the charms of this book was the cast of characters who live in the small town. I especially loved Griffin's brothers and sister.  Their group text messages were hilarious.  You could feel the love among the siblings from the beginning.   I can't wait to read the brothers' stories.  I highly recommend this one.

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