Ryann despised the thought, but it was the only one she could draw when she woke up in an empty bed. Tired of being let down by everyone she cared about--aside from her brother--Ryann begins taking her life back, pushing back at all the bad and ugly life tosses at her.
Ryder knew the moment he left Ryann alone in bed he’d made a mistake. Running and hiding from his family for years, Ryder didn't want to pull her into that life. She deserved more than constantly moving from place to place.
Ryann just can’t push again. Life is winning and she just wants to lay down and give up. Now, she must make a decision: to run from the truth, or step up and admit what she’s known all along. And Ryder... nine months later and he can’t get Ryann out of his head. He wants her more than he wants to run.
But there's a terrible truth he has to face: it might be too late for Ryann to give Ryder his second chance.
I love second chance romances so when I see the name of a book titled Second Chances I was excited to read it. Make sure you read Ryder first, don’t worry it is a novella so it is a quick read but it sets up Second Chances so if you don’t read it you may not fully understand why Ryann is so pissed at Ryder.
When I finished Ryder I was really excited to start Second Chances, and it started off about nine months after Ryder ends so there has been some time since Ryder left Ryann that morning. I could understand Ryann’s hurt but at the same time I couldn’t stand her attitude. She knew Ryder had a past and secrets but she didn’t know everything. She more than once was just way beyond bitchy, and I am a bitch in real life so if I am saying that someone is being way too bitchy it means something. She did grow on me though and the more you learn the more you understand.
Ryder knows he messed up when he left Ryann but he has been working and planning his return to see her and try to work things out only to see her and feel the force of Ryann’s anger. He wants to prove to Ryann that he is deserving a second chance but knows it won’t be easy to convince Ryann to give him that chance. He also is willing to settle in one place in spite of his past for Ryann and that says a lot.
While I liked the book I didn’t love it and I will explain why. Some places felt too rushed while others just made me roll my eyes like are you serious with what is going on right now. Some aspects just went a little too over the top and took away from what should have only been about Ryann and Ryder’s second chance. Don’t get me wrong it was a good book but I think going in I had set the expectations a little too high and was let down when it didn’t reach them.
Rebecca lives near the shore towns of New Jersey, with her husband and two kids. When she's not writing she loves reading and watching SOA and TrueBlood.