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A Second Chance

Paperback, ebook 

January 28, 2017

by Alexis A. Goring 

  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Winged Publications 
  • ISBN-13: 978-1944203931

Newly single food critic and newspaper reporter Traci Hightower is done with dating. After the man of her dreams left her at the altar on their wedding day and ran off with the woman she thought was her best friend, Traci resolves to focus on work and resigns herself to being a bachelorette for life. Marc Roberts is a political reporter who is known as Mr. Nice Guy, the one who always finishes last. However, Marc’s compassion and kindness are of invaluable help to his newly widowed sister Gina Braxton who is trying to raise her two kids in the wake of her firefighter husband’s death. Traci and Marc may be the perfect match, but they don’t know it yet. With God’s guidance and the help of Gina’s matchmaking skills honed by her career as a bestselling romance novelist, there is hope for a happily ever after for these two broken hearts.

My thoughts: A SECOND CHANCE is, I believe, Ms. Goring's debut novella. I enjoyed reading it but it seemed a bit contrived. She has to marry to get inheritance, so hero and heroine meet, fall madly in love (based on looks) and it is destiny.Traci is a self-proclaimed God-avoider and she does go to church one time, but faith is really not an issue and even though he knows and he's a "good Christian man" (said by someone who didn't know him) he didn't care.

The black moment you could see coming from a mile away and I seriously don't even see what the big deal is because she didn't lie unless you consider it because she didn't blab it out the moment they met,  but it was not something that should be broadcasted around anyway. 

The story is clean. It didn't grab me, but it was sort-of well-written but in a style that held the reader distant. 

I received a copy free. All opinions are my own. 

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