Monday, July 21, 2014

Second Chances by H.M. Ward and Stacey Mosteller | New Release Rview

Second Chances 
by H.M. Ward and Stacey Mosteller
$3.99 on Release Day - then the price goes up!

A Novel by New York Times Bestselling Author H.M. Ward and Stacey Mosteller

Sex. Betrayal. Forbidden Love. Lawn Boy.

I'm not a catch, I'm not even certain I'm what they'd call 'mentally stable,' not anymore. Too much has happened too fast and it ripped my soul in half. I'm alone, with a plastic stick in my hand that says the one word we'd been so eager to see.


Lucky in love once is a miracle, but I lost him, and this baby is all I have left. My life turned to ash in a blink and there's nothing I can do about it.

Years pass and I'm still here, but it doesn't feel like it, not until the lawn guy, Daniel Clemment, checks me out. Me. A yoga-panting, pony tailing, frumpy-butt, frizzy mommy who's covered in whatever the baby tossed on me at lunch.

Daniel's dark eyes linger too long, as if he likes what he sees. I'm shocked and flattered, but he's too young. The age gap between us is over a decade, but that doesn't stop him. If I sleep with him everyone will think I've lost my mind. Maybe I have, because everyday that I see Dan's sexy, toned body glistening in the sunlight, I consider feeling him pressed against me, naked. The few times his fingers grazed my skin were heaven, but once the clothes come off--he's a god and I'm... me.

I've been alone for so long. Surely one kiss won't hurt anything, one taste of his mouth should be harmless. Things don't have to go that far, but I'm wrong.

Love only comes around once in a lifetime. Only fools think otherwise, and I'm the biggest fool of them all.
Genre: New Adult Romance
Type: Stand Alone Novel 

Emotional and appropriate for our times - how do you pick up the pieces when the love of your life dies during deployment?

This is the recurring stories of so many women who lost their loved ones to war. They are expected to pick up the pieces and continue living, dealing with the heart-breaking reality of their loss. In the case of our story, Genevieve also finds out she is pregnant as she waits for her husband's weekly phone call that never comes. After trying to years to conceive, she finally has good news to share with him but his call never comes.

By now I hope you have picked up that you will need at least a box of tissues while reading this book. Our author has used her skills to portray the raw reality of losing your partner in life. How she pushes to survive the loss and make the effort to provide for her baby after this horrific loss.

Beautifully written, this is a departure from the normal erotic romance books our author writes. This is a human story that most be told. Thankfully, there is hope and a glimmer of happiness if Genevieve is willing to take the risk. The first love scene is full of passion and the discovery of new beginnings. That made me cry too!

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