Monday, January 7, 2019

Book Review: Second Chance With The Billionaire

Author: Janice Maynard
Title: Second Chance With The Billionaire
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Publish Date: Aug 1, 2015
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: It's a steamy reunion between a single mom and the billionaire who got away, from USA TODAY bestselling author Janice Maynard

Former ski champion Conor Kavanagh enjoys a challenge. And he's encountered no challenge more arousing than Ellie Porter. Once, she broke his heart. Now that she's back in town? He can't seem to stay away…

But Ellie has changed. Widowed, with a baby, she has responsibilities—and secrets—weighing her down. Still, his desire for her is undeniable. Surely, he can have her without giving up his heart—or his daredevil ways? He's willing to risk it all to find out…

Review:  I always hope the first read of the year signals how all my reads will be, however with Second Chance With the Billionaire, I don't want to have that hope.

I've had this book on my TBR for quite awhile and I wanted a quick read to clear my head. I've been having a rough time getting into books for the last few months.

I have mixed feelings for second chance novels because they always seem to have one character pining forever for the other and not living their lives in a natural fashion.

That wasn't the case so much here, though Conor did almost fall into that description. It was a good thing that he was really a stand up guy that made you forget that Ellie had dumped him because of his love for adventurous sport. He also doesn't carry the baggage in this relationship, that's for Ellie.

The sparks are definitely there between these two, but its a slow burn, because Conor has a conscience and a good one. I can understand his not wanting something physical to start with Ellie because she hasn't had a chance to properly grieve her husband, having taken on the care of her twin brother, who was seriously injured in the same accident that killed her husband and becoming a mother.

Now if only I didn't have the doubts from early on that Ellie's marriage wasn't a good one, or that it was about to end when the accident occurred.

That's another second chance pet peeve of mine. No character is ever allowed to have two good loves in their life.

This less than 200 page book took me much longer to read than necessary and left me with a so so feeling. Yes, there was great heat between Conor and Ellie, but the relationship was too lackluster for me to get excited about.

Rating: 3 flowers


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