Being the sheriff in a small town was never my dream. My father died and my older brother took off, so I had to be the one to look after my mother. I stayed. I fulfilled my duties as a son and I protected my hometown.
My life wasn’t perfect, but I was content. Until I locked eyes with a ghost from my past, Kallie. I thought it was my imagination, it couldn’t be. I loved her most of my life, but now I hated her.
The town gossip mill was going into overdrive. I kept my head down and my mind off of the woman who shattered my heart when she ran away. She didn’t give me a chance to explain, it didn’t matter to her then. I didn’t matter.
A second chance is never promised, but now that mine is right under my nose, I’m not sure I can take it.
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Release Date: March 17, 2020
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Second Chance | Southern Romance
Saddle up ladies because Natasha Madison has a new series and it’s shaping up to be quite epic! I love small town, southern romance books. I love the sense of family, the laid-back attitude and fierceness that I regularly see in the characters. In Madison’s latest release readers will get this and more! While there may have been a few problematic pieces for me, the overall book left me feeling happiness so I’m going to have to say the author has another winner on her hands.
Southern Chance is the first book in the Southern series. These books are interconnected standalones. After reading this one, I’m quite anxious to read Casey and Olivia’s story (which releases on April 14th) as the ending of this one left us with some questions… I won’t say it’s a cliffhanger per say because the main characters in THIS book do have their HEA, but it DOES lead into the next one. Gosh, I need is RIGHT NOW! This book is also a second chance romance. The main characters were high school sweethearts who essentially broke up on prom night after a big surprise landed on their laps. This breakup was devastating for both, so much so that the heroine (Kallie) ends up leaving in the middle of the night without a word. 8 years then pass and the two are brought back together again when she and a friend of hers needs solitude and safety from an enemy whose out to get her friend. What happens after between Kallie and Jacob? Well, that’s something you need to experience while reading Southern Chance!
As I mentioned above, there were a few small things that bothered me while reading and I’ll get to those now (I’m attempting to NOT spoil the book for potential readers so bear with me). The big SECRET that drove Kallie and Jacob apart was a bit farfetched. I think I would have believed in it more had we gotten and understand as to WHY Jacob did what he did, but instead, were left with more questions than answers. For me, if you’re going to base an entire book around a huge secret you must spend time explaining it to the readers through the characters and the simply didn’t happen here. Another thing that I didn’t quite care for was how EASY it was for them to get back together despite all the crap they were both spewing at each other in their initial meeting after 8 years. It was so quick I thought I had whiplash! One second, they HATE each other and the next they have never stopped loving each other. Hmmm!!! A little bit more buildup would have seemed more authentic.
Other than these two things, I enjoyed Southern Chance and I’m excited to see what happens next! I have had my “eye” on Casey and Olivia since “meeting” them and am so excited to see what happens in their book. I personally recommend reading this one BEFORE starting Southern Comfort (which is next) but you don’t absolutely need to. I just think it’ll give you a better glimpse at the couple along with their friends.
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** These recommendations are based on the TROPES of Southern Chance.
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