Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle 8, The Darkest Corner, Gone to Dust, Necessary Risk
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.
Follow New York Times best-selling authors J. Kenner and Christina Lauren back to reader-favorite worlds.
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 hero and heroine's search for the impossible.
With characters who find love through tough situations, in elegant 1800s ballrooms, 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.
Plus tales from: Marilyn Brant Kerri Carpenter CiCi Coughlin Cassandra Dean Tina Ferraro Renee Luke Ariella Moon Brandi Willis Schreiber Lizzie Shane Sharon Sobel Damon Suede Tara Wyatt
So, I have been really digging anthologies lately! I love getting short stories I can dive into and finish in one sitting and I love getting a peek into authors I might not have heard of or read before. In this case, those authors I have never read before were ALL of them except Liliana Hart and Tara Wyatt. Yep, I have never read J. Kenner or Christina Lauren. So, here is a perfect way for me to get a taste of LOTS of great new-to-me romance authors! Yay!
All the stories have 1 thing in common: second chances! So, if this trope is your JAM you will love this. There are historical stories, teenage drama stories, romantic suspense stories, PNR, and contemporary stories so whatever genre you prefer, you can find a second chance story that works for you!
Obviously, I am not going to give you my thoughts on all the stories, because no one has that kind of time. So, here are my top picks with a nugget of why I enjoyed them:
- Fortune’s Treasure by Liliana Hart: Bad break up and history (like the History you study, not the kind between the characters….although there is that too…)!!
- One Hot Mess by Tina Ferraro: high school love and hijinks!
- Scandalous by Cassandra Dean: ruined reputations and a rogue Earl who is sorry!
And I was thrilled to get a glimpse into the worlds of Christina Lauren and J. Kenner! Having never read them before, I enjoyed getting a peek at their style and characters!
Second Chances has literally something for everyone and its short stories are perfect for quick reads while you wait at the doctors office (I read one while waiting for my ENT), on the subway, at your kids games, etc!