Cover by: Stina Lindenblatt
Photo by: Lindee Robinson
Ten years ago, he was my brother’s best friend.
The man I sent letters to while they were deployed.
The man I fell in love with.
But then my world crashed around me.
I stopped sending him letters.
A secret flickered to life.
My brother died from PTSD.
And I stayed away from my hometown, too broken to return.
Until a hit and run has me rushing back.
Now, Lucas needs my help.
He needs me to be his wife.
He’s gotten himself into trouble, and someone wants to take him down.
I might be the only person who can save him.
Or I might be the one person who tears him apart…
One More Chance is the first novel in the Carson Brothers series. This dual point-of-view, small-town story is a standalone romance that deals with sensitive topics (including mental illness and loss of child) that may be triggering for some readers.
What I thought about One More Chance
Wow! Talk about getting hooked on a story right away! I love it when that happens. Lucas Carson is a veteran and physical therapist who is planning to start a special place for veterans until his world crashes around him. He's accused of dealing drugs which puts his job and future livelihood in jeopardy.
Simone Hensley is Lucas's former lover and sister to his best friend Aiden, who recently passed due to PTSD. They were in love, but circumstances and a war in Afghanistan separated them, and neither is aware of what happened to the other during this time. There's still feelings for sure between them. When she's called home to Maple Ridge to take cae of her grandmother, she's wary of Lucas from the start.
When it turns out that Lucas might be able to save the much wanted land=deal if one of the brothers was married, he asks Simone to help him out. If they get married, Simone can help him land the deal, and she needs him for her new business. It's a win-win, right? Well there is still the matter of who set Lucas up. And they will both have to reconcile their past if they want to have a future together.
I thought this was a great start to the series. The story immediately had me hooked between the angsty love story between Lucas and Simone and the mystery of who set up him for the crime. They both go through a lot to get to a point where their HEA is in sight.
There's a nice cast of supporting characters as well, with Simone having some long-time girlfriends and of course, Lucas has his brothers and his former military colleagues.
One More Chance is a great start to this new series, with this second chance romance with really likeable characters and a nice little mystery to provide some suspense. Definitely hooked me from the start.
Born in Brighton England, USA Today bestselling author Stina Lindenblatt has lived in a number of countries, including England, the US, Finland, and Canada.
This would explain her mixed up accent.
She has a kinesiology degree and a MSc in sports biological sciences.
In addition to writing fiction, she loves photography, and currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and three kids.
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