Do you like first love second chance romance novels? I do. I love the way the characters reconnect after some time apart. There’s a hint of nostalgia, but always with a sense that the characters have grown and will have a better chance of having their happy ending this time around.
What Are First Love Second Chance Romance Novels?
First Love Second Chance romance novels are stories where the characters reconnect with their first love, maybe someone from high school or college, and realize the feelings had never gone away.
Sometimes they’d broken up because of a specific reason, or because they hadn’t been mature enough. These couples have to resolve the issues of the past, as well as overcome any obstacles that stand between them now.
In any case, these books are full of angst, and oh-so-many walks down memory lane. If you enjoy first love second chance romance novels, I’m sharing six books that you may enjoy.
Amanda: Smart Girls Don’t Fall for Their Famous Exes, by Sarah Monzon
“The devil made me do it” is a phrase that will never pass my lips. Why would it when I have Delores, my undiagnosed autoimmune disorder, to make all my decisions for me? (Yes, I named her myself since the doctors couldn’t do it for me.) A get-together with friends? Delores says no. I’ll have my pre-scheduled daily afternoon fever and fatigue at that time.
My two biggest regrets with having Delores direct my fate? One, my family thinks my illness is all in my head. And two, I set the love of my life, Peter Reynolds, free from my anchoring tether so he could fly. I never thought I’d see him again, but five years later he’s soaring in the limelight as one of the most talked-about defensive players in professional football. Oh, and did I mention he also happens to play for the team my boss just assigned me to as a social media manager?
Meanwhile, nothing much has changed for me. Delores still bosses me around, and I’m still hopelessly in love with Peter. What’s a girl to do?
Love Reunited, by Tara Taffera
Elizabeth Carlson was the beautiful Jesus-freak. Tyler Williams was the popular kid in the senior class. When Elizabeth’s perfect family was torn apart, Tyler gave her the love she craved. Then he issued an impossible demand. She ran from her small Michigan town, landed in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and lived a happy life with friends who became her family. Until Tyler showed up ten years later and blew it all to pieces.
As they navigate toward the road to forgiveness—and deeper love—Elizabeth’s secret threatens to ruin their second chance at happiness. When she finally comes clean, can the couple lay down their hurts, forgive one another and find their happily ever after?
Reviving Their Love, by Jenna Brandt
Aaron West can’t believe who ended up in his ambulance…
His best friend’s sister is barely back in town when tragedy strikes.
It’s not easy keeping the secret that Aaron once had a summer fling with his best friend’s little sister. Every time he sees her on social media, he wonders if she hadn’t returned to college last fall, would they’ve ended up married? Now, she’s back and he wants to ask for another shot, but his chance is cut short when she’s in a near-fatal car accident and wakes up with amnesia.
Bailey James can’t remember who she is, or anything from her past. The people claiming to be her family feel like strangers, and the only person she finds vaguely familiar is the handsome paramedic that rescued her from her sinking car. The doctor tells her it’s a good idea to spend time with her brother’s best friend, but Aaron behaves odd around her and she can’t figure out why. At least until she finds her old journals filled with details about their secret passion-filled relationship. Is that why she’s so attracted to him, or is it because the love she secretly felt for him, never went away?
You’ll love this suspenseful romance from award-winning and bestselling author, Jenna Brandt, because everyone loves to see a struggling hero find his way to a happily ever after.
A Life to Live Kindle Edition, by Toni Shiloh
Mia is headed to the famed Nottingham for a month-long vacation. She never imagined she’d run into her high-school sweetheart thousands of miles away from her hometown. Why would God throw them back together?
Caleb always regretted the way things ended with his high-school girlfriend, Mia. After a chance encounter in the streets of Nottingham, Caleb feels God is giving him a second chance to right the wrongs he committed. Unbeknownst to him, Mia has secrets that may require his forgiveness.
Will her past overshadow his wrongs?
As Mia and Caleb work through old hurts and broken hearts, will they let the blessing of forgiveness redeem their relationship?
Goodbyes and Second Chances, by T. I. Lowe
Some mistakes create accidental blessings.
Jillian (Jewels) Whitman lives with her mistakes and tries to move past the biggest one of her life – Dillon Bleu – Rocker and once best friend.
After saying goodbye to the lakeside trailer park of his youth, Dillon sets out to make something of himself, only to discover all he needs is his Jewel. After hitting it big in the music industry, Dillon heads back to ask for a second chance. Only…
Nothing is ever as easy as it seems…A southern tale of rags to riches where a man’s worth is ultimately found in his heart.
Always Kiss Your First Love, by Taylor Hart
Previously published as Her Snow Valley Second Chance First Love: Sweet, Christian
He only attended this wedding so he could see her. It’d been TEN years, and he NEEDED to know why she’d picked the OTHER guy. If she never ran into the man who broke her heart ten years ago… it would be TOO SOON!
Janet Snow never imagined she’d get caught in a make-out session with the first boy she’d ever kissed at a wedding. Frankly, it ticked her off she’d been tricked into it by his manly wiles. Yes, men did have wiles.
Michael Hamilton only knew one thing…he’d come back for a wedding, but he wouldn’t leave until he could win her back. For good this time. But when Michael finds out a secret she’s been keeping from him, it just might be the deal breaker—not the secret, but the fact she felt like she couldn’t trust him. Will they both learn to trust again or will they miss out on a first love that could last forever?
Purchase a copy of Always Kiss Your First Love on Amazon.
The prequel for my soon-to-be-released Orange Valley series is also a first-love second-chance romance novel. If you enjoy reading this trope, sign up for my newsletter and get a free copy of His Perfect Wife.
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