Do you enjoy second chance romances? Everyone deserves another chance to make up for the mistakes they made in the past. Especially after you’ve grown and learned the lessons of the past.
What Is A Second Chance Romance?
Second-chance romances can be some of the sweetest books you’ll ever read. This is because most times, the person being given the second chance doesn’t feel they deserve it.
That makes it really hard for the characters to take this second chance they’ve been given to find love.
The love interest now has to convince the other person that they’re worthy of being loved and deserve a second chance. If you enjoy second-chance romances, here are some contemporary recommendations.
Start With Me, by Kara Isaac
Lacey O’Connor is finally a sure thing for the promotion she’s spent ten years working for. But when a scandal rocks her firm she finds herself on a collision course with the one person she has spent five years trying to forget. Only to discover he doesn’t even remember her…
Victor Carlisle has spent the last three years trying to convince his family he’s no longer the playboy alcoholic who tore their life apart. When a company merger is announced with a US sister firm, he’s presented with the perfect opportunity to prove he’s changed. Only to find himself falling for his competition and the one woman his family will never accept.
As the competition intensifies, the choice looms between the professional and the personal. Can they find a way beyond their past decisions and present aspirations to take a chance on the one thing they’re not looking for?
To Win a Prince, by Toni Shiloh
As a fashion aficionado and best friend of the queen of the African island country Oloro Ilé, Iris Blakely dreams of using her talent to start a business to help citizens in impoverished areas. But when she discovers that Ekon Diallo will be her business consultant, the battle between her desires and reality begins.
Ekon Diallo has lost everything: his princely title, his material possessions, his friends, and the respect of his countrymen. To pay for his actions against Oloro Ilé, he’s forced to assist the charismatic Iris Blakely–but he can’t allow his heart to distract him from regaining his status.
As Iris strives to get her business off the ground while keeping her heart intact, will her dreams of happily ever after survive the challenges she faces?
You Belong with Me, by Tari Faris
Realtor Hannah Thornton has many talents. Unfortunately, selling houses in the town where her family name is practically poison isn’t one of them. When a business tycoon determines to raze historic homes in the small town of Heritage, Michigan, and replace them with a strip mall, Hannah resolves to stop him. She sets about helping Heritage win a restoration grant that will put the town back on the map–and hopefully finally repay the financial debt Hannah’s mother caused the town. But at first, no one supports her efforts–not even her best friend, Luke.
Love’s Second Chance, by Patty H Scott
She swore off men, until she met him.
Katrina Bradshaw is a free-spirited photojournalist who has endured “a series of unfortunate events” (aka her love life). Could Jack be different than other men?
Jack is a buttoned-up young executive with a five-year plan and a dream he hasn’t shared with anyone. Katrina opens possibilities Jack had only dared to imagine. and Jack apart. What will it take for them to find their second chance at love?
Jack and Katrina keep running into one another … but then a series of near misses threatens to keep them apart.
Will they find their second chance at love?
A Seaside Wonder, by Melissa Tagg
In one evening, Indi’s world falls apart. Enter the shy professor her family mistakes for her fiancé…make that ex-fiancé.
Professor Philip West never wanted to return to Maine . . . or his grandfather’s miserable old house. But after his mother’s death, he’s now the guardian of a teenage half sister who doesn’t want anything to do with him. He longs to help her heal, but he’s exhausted and numb, desperate for relief of his own. Maybe that’s why he’s so easily distracted when he happens upon the little shop with an intriguing owner—one who happens to share a name with someone from his grandfather’s mysterious past.
More than a decade has passed since Indi Muir made the heartbreaking decision she’s never recovered from—though she’s certainly tried. She has a full life running her shop and creating the artsy pieces that fill its shelves. If she can just stay busy, she’ll keep her hurt and regret at bay. But when her ex-fiancé returns to Muir Harbor, he brings news that shatters her carefully built walls. Things only get worse when lurking danger comes calling at her childhood home.
The one bright spot amid Indi’s turmoil is the shy stranger who wandered into her shop months ago and his moody but lovable sister. As she confronts her past and the mysterious threat facing her family, she’s intent on helping Philip win over his sister. He just might win over Indi, too, if they can overcome old secrets and wounds, outrun rising peril . . . and take a chance on love.
Have you read any of these contemporary second-chance romances? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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