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Ruth Ann Nordin. Jeremy Graham made a promise to Rebecca, his wife, that he would never love another woman. After Rebecca's untimely death, her sister, Jane Syas, is about to be sold into marriage to a disgusting older man who only wants her to warm his bed and to do the chores around his house. Jeremy can't bring himself to stand idly by while her brother makes such an arrangement. So he steps in to give her his name and his home, with the understanding that this is only a marriage of convenience. Love will never factor into the equation. And before long, he feels torn between holding onto the love he had for Rebecca and letting Rebecca go so that he can, once again, look forward to the future.
With Jane, the future that spans before him could be wonderful, but he has to have the courage to take it. Does he dare do that? Or would he be betraying Rebecca? Chapter Fourteen. Chapter Seventeen. To ask other readers questions about Second Chances , please sign up.
Second Chances (Chance on Love Book 1)
That's three typos per three lines. Needs fixing? Yes, I know people don't often read the credits, etc. See 1 question about Second Chances…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. This was the introduction to a contemporary romance series that entertains with inspiration, hope, and romance.
Of course, the heroine did have some character flaws that were super annoying. However, there are similar complaints in real life, are there not? On the other hand, the hero was strong, persistent, and dependable - until she is not sure that he is. Can she trust him after all?
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This is a clean and wholesome read unless a few kisses eliminate this from that category for you. There were l. There were lots of issues to overcome, twists and turns, and the family dynamics to iron about. It was captivating enough to be enjoyable. It really irks me when the conclusion is so abrupt.
Loose ends don't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling. You never know if they will be addressed in the next installment of a series or not. And what reader would look forward to waiting to find out? Not this one! Jan 16, Coco. V marked it as to-read Shelves: freebies.
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I was not that impressed with this story. I felt that the style was more of a "tell everything, don't have the characters show the reader" type of situation. The story also felt a little disjointed to me, as if I was reading scenes, rather than a fluid plot. I found most all of the characters annoying, but Karissa was the one that stood out for me the most.
The reasons for her gun-shy nature when it came to relationships didn't come off as realistic. I also felt that she was a bit too whiny, constantly doubting herself and her attractiveness, all because he ex cheated on her. She was weepy, not angry, and it didn't resonate well with me.
Marsh was a bit too pushy for my tastes, especially since the ink on the divorce was barely dry!
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He never gave Karissa time to be on her own, figure out who she was now without being in a relationship. He seemed to enjoy Karissa's use of him to needle her ex, and it made the relationship feel unrealistic. All things considered, I thought this was a good introduction to the author's writing style, but it wasn't a good fit for me as a reader. I do believe I have another book written by this author, so I am willing to give her a second chance, but not right away. I hope the next one is a better fit for me! View 1 comment. Jan 15, Joan added it Shelves: abandoned , 2d-characters.
There was little 'plot' to the story other than Marsh mooning over Karissa and Karissa being an absolute whiner about her ex and so on. I got a little tired of reading about Paul going to his dad's etc. Nothing seemed to happen. I hated the way Karissa seemed to rely on everyone else to sort out her problems and yet when she had a flat tyre she got grumpy when Marsh helped her out. How could her parents possible help her care for her son if her mother was sick? How could Karissa deal with day to day life if she lost her mother?
Marsh acted like a neanderthal at times and although there was frequent mention of farm activities such as milking, I never got the sense that this was part of their life. The sub plot about alcohol drugs etc in High school was somehow unrelated and forced, perhaps because Marsh was a very underdeveloped character and had little real personality. May 11, Pam rated it really liked it. Karissa can't figure out what she did wrong. She thought they were happy. Marsh has had a crush on Karissa throughout high school.
Unfortunately, h Karissa can't figure out what she did wrong. By the time he felt he could ask her out without her dad coming at him with a shotgun, she was dating the man that now is her ex. This time, he's not going to let anything stand I. His way. I really enjoyed the start to this series. With Marsh, his lack of patience about cost him everything. The plot moved quickly but had several twists that could have derailed their relationship.
I can't wait to see how the series progresses!
Second Chances: Love in Juniper Ridge: This story tells us of Karissa, a broken-hearted wife and mother who is going through a divorce and moving back into her parents' farmhouse with her little boy, Paul. Her ex, Dennis, cheated on her and has moved on with his new 'fling' who is now very pregnant with their child. Hey, this situation is making Karissa angry, unhappy, broken, untrusting and not sure that she will ever trust a man again. She didn't see it coming - we seldom do - she thought she Second Chances: Love in Juniper Ridge: This story tells us of Karissa, a broken-hearted wife and mother who is going through a divorce and moving back into her parents' farmhouse with her little boy, Paul.
She didn't see it coming - we seldom do - she thought she had picked the man for a lifetime, so her ability to choose seems warped. Then along comes Marsh - well let's face it, Marsh has always been there with her brother Hank. She practically grew up with him, and he and her brother Hank had fun teasing her as a teenager.
Karissa is a copy who is currently working as a dispatcher. Hank is a H. The author writes this story well, but I have learned very little about Juniper Ridge and really little or nothing about the characters, other than their love, their loyalty or disloyalty, their faithfulness of lack of it. I do understand that it is in a series and more will come later. Overall, the book is written well and ended at a very satisfying spot. Jan 30, Cathy rated it really liked it Shelves: a-to-z-challenge.
I really liked this book! I liked the characters and the plot. This is a cute second chance romance. I liked Karissa. I liked the humility she shows during this one. It would have been hard, but she was willing to move her son Paul to her parents home when her marriage fell apart. She was also really kind to her ex-husband and his new wife, even when it didn't seem like they deserved it.
And the way she trusted Marshal, even when things didn't seem right was great. She even goes out of her way to I really liked this book! She even goes out of her way to figure out a way to prove his innocence. That was one of my favorite parts about this one!
Marshal is great too! I liked the way he goes after Karissa, showing her he cares for her, even though she's just gotten out of a relationship. He knows she has some trust issues, but he cared for her enough before that he goes for it. I liked seeing him with the students he coaches, you can tell he cares for them. He was also really humble when everything seemed to be falling apart for him. So great! This is a fun one, I really enjoyed it!
Dec 31, Jennie Fortna rated it really liked it. Karissa always knew what her life would be like…love, marriage, children and a HEA until her husband does the ultimate…demand a divorce and gets another woman pregnant! Her life is in shambles and she decides to move back home and begin again only…. Can Marshal show Karissa that she can trust him while his reputation and life is on the line or will she just turn her back on him and move on to a lonely life???
Feb 04, Bette Stanek rated it it was ok. It was OK, that's it, just OK. Nothing deep or moving about this story. Karissa has come home to recoup after a nasty divorce. Her ex is a jerk, but he is good to their son, Paul, so Karissa is trying to keep the peace. It's not easy. Marsh has had his eye on Karissa since forever. He's her brothers' best friend and she's been off-limits until now. He just has to figure out how to make it work without rushing Karissa.
Marsh has problems of his own that call into question everything Karissa is beginning to know about Marsh. It's an OK story, there is no high drama. Karissa gets tiring after awhile and Marsh is almost too understanding. The writing is OK. It's a good "filler" that's quick to read if you're looking for something like that. May 09, Alison rated it really liked it. A story about learning to trust again and open your heart after the ultimate betrayal. I liked the way Ms Tullis allowed you into Karissa's thoughts and emotions regarding Dennis and Marsh.
It helped a lot to understand their dynamics and why she acted like she did in "difficult" situations. I was pleasantly surprised "running" into Gage and hearing about Vince and Cami from "A Perfect Fit" - albeit just a brief encounter. The story A story about learning to trust again and open your heart after the ultimate betrayal.
The story moves at a brisk pace and just when you think Karissa and Marsh have found their happily ever after and Karissa has buried her doubts and demons - Ms Tullis throws in a curve ball or three to complicate and possibly derail their fledgling romance. Aug 09, KimberlyDawn rated it it was amazing. Life is good, until it's not. Karissa found that out when she had to start her life over and move with her son to the family ranch. You see her struggling with trust and getting past the hurt. Marshal has always liked Karissa but never had the timing down to do anything about it, but now since she is at the ranch, he is hoping to have a chance.
Karissa finds herself responding more and more to Marshal as he helps Second Chances: Love in Juniper Ridge is the first book in the Carver Ranch series. Karissa finds herself responding more and more to Marshal as he helps her adjust to her new life. Their story is sweet and I absolutely loved it.
Jan 23, Sherry Patrick rated it it was amazing. What a great book! Marsh and Karissa are perfect together and so glad that they got their first chance together but her second chance. I could defintely relate to Karissa and where it was hard to trust in Marsh and believe after she had been hurt so bad by her ex. So it was defintely a realstic book in my opinion as I would have been the same way. I can't wait to read the next in the series and hear about her Hank and Bo Karissa's brothers. Jan 07, Marie McKenney rated it it was amazing.
Love this second chance story. Marsh as known Karissa for years. He is her brother's friend.