Do you believe in second chances?
Romance Writers of America brings together seventeen of today’s hottest authors in an anthology of never-before-published tales that reveal true love always deserves a happy ending.
New York Times bestseller Alyssa Day sprinkles djinn magic in her humorous paranormal romance, while Rachel Hauck brings the enchantment of the holidays in her New Year’s Eve contemporary love story.
And Liliana Hart delivers thrills and adventure in her characters’ search for the impossible.
With characters who find love through tough situations, in an elegant 1800s ballroom, with an old friend who shows up when least expected, at a tender age when cliques and homework get in the way of relationships, or after a random encounter in an unlikely setting, Second Chances delivers romance to strike every reader’s fancy.
Lovers of second-chance romances will fall in love with Second Chances. There is a story for everyone, from Contemporary to Young Adult to Paranormal to Historical to Romantic Suspense and anywhere in between. Some familiar faces from Christina Lauren’s Wild Seasons series and J. Kenner’s Stark world pop up, and from there, for me, there’s a whole host of authors for the sampling that I’ve never had the chance to read before which is always the best part of an anthology. And RWA did an amazing job at cultivating a fluent narrative with this many authors whose stories all fit together so seamlessly, and into a full-sized novel.
Aside from genre, I loved that each story had its own second-chance elements that tweaked the heart in the best way. That it’s-been-years-but-I’m-still-hot-for-you twinge that each author put their unique spin on, creating wonderful stomach dips and smiles. The greatest part of each one, of course, was experiencing all of these couples overcoming whatever tore them apart (or kept them from trying) in the first place. Each story had something great to offer, to showcase a brilliant love story that was years in the making, and even though we joined them in their stories now, it never felt like we had no know them then to love them now.
With varying heat from story to story, any reader can find their level of romance in more than a handful of these stories, but everyone will enjoy the main subject they each share: love. The Second Chances Anthology is well worth the read and I know everyone who reads it will find at least one new-to-me author they’ll continue to follow past this collection. It has heart and love for the basis of each story, and you can’t go wrong with that.