Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Review: Second Chance Hero by Rebecca Sherwin


'He owns me. Completely, irrevocably. He always has. My heart, body and soul belong to this man and I wouldn't have it any other way. I just hope I'm not too late...' 

Two best friends. One Christmas. Unpredictable events that tear a perfect friendship apart. 

Jenna Rivera changed after the night on the beach where her heart was broken and she lost everything she thought she had. Gone is the girl who was raised by the sea, replaced by the city girl she swore she'd never be. 

Deacon Reid, owner of D R & Son Property Development and the town playboy spends his days avoiding everything his life was before the death of his father five years ago. After losing his dad and his best friend in the same night, Deacon went in search of the trait girls... 

Five and a half years, countless one night stands and a stockbroker boyfriend later, Jenna and Deacon reunite. The past and present collide as they mask the all consuming love they feel for each other with a dangerous cocktail of anger, jealousy and lust. 
Deacon makes it his mission to win Jenna back, to save her from the years of pain he caused. He swears to be her hero, grasping with both hands at their second chance at the kind of love many dream of . 

In life nothing is certain, and every day must be treated as if it's your last. Can they save their love, and each other, before it's too late?

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My 5* Review-

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Second Chance Hero(SCH) in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

In SCH we meet Jenna and Deacon. Jenna and Deacon have been friends since forever, or at least what seems like forever. But one Christmas events take place that changes things and threatens to tear that friendship to pieces.

Jenna is now a city girl, determined and happy. She runs her own cake shops; 2 of them no less, and has her boyfriend; Kip. Deacon, now owns D R & Son Property Development. Deacon isn't short of attention from females, and he has used this to select his "trait girls". This is Deacon's way of dealing with everything that has happened over the years.

But now as Jenna has returns home, hers and Deacon's paths collide once more. Only this time they are both older and should be more aware of their feelings. What will happen this time round? Can the friendship they once had be repaired and restored?

This is the first book by Rebecca that I have read, and I hadn't heard of it until a couple of months ago when I offered to read it. I'm so glad I read it and I can not wait for Rebecca's next book!

Ok SCH...

Wow! No really!! Rebecca has talent. I loved how I was sucked into this story. I could feel the emotion from both Jenna and Deacon, I was completely taken by both these characters. There was more than one time when I could have cried for one or both of these two!

I love how Jenna has come back to Folquay; 5 years later; a city girl but at the same time still remembers her life and feelings before she left. In that 5 years she has grown into a confident young woman with determination. She believes that she knows what she wants too, until...

Since Deacon's father died, Deacon has been running the family business and has been using sex with his "trait girls" as a means of escape. But Deacon has had a rough ride, the night Jenna left Folquay was the night his father died, so Deacon was left feeling as though he had no-one to turn to. But then Jenna walks back into Folquay and back into Deacon's world. 

As this is Rebecca's first novel, she has done a fantastic job. Especially as SCH is written in two POV's, but at no point is this confusing. The emotion that Rebecca has put into her writing could be felt throughout the book. There is so much heartbreak, grief and passion! It was practically oozing from my kindle!

Rebecca has also managed to bring the world of Deacon and Jenna to life. I never had a problem visualising any of the details, and I felt as though I was there alongside them!

I reached a point in SCH when I thought maybe; just maybe... but then I found Rebecca's curveball and I was left shouting at my kindle! As much as I love Deacon and Jenna, I did find myself wanting to grab a hold of Jenna every now and then to give her a little slap and tell her to open her eyes! Deacon on the other hand... He had me from the start! I think I may have found myself another book boyfriend (yeah, yeah I know!!) He's such a hottie *sigh*

So overall, I've got to say I loved this book. I can't wait to read Rebecca's next book; Survival. I'm so glad I've had the chance to interact with Rebecca, become a member of her street team, and to have read SCH. I have also had Rebecca on my blog as part of my 1 Year Blogiversary Celebrations; Rebecca's exclusive post can be found here.

If you love romance books and books with a bit of spice then Second Chance Hero is definitely worth giving a chance.

About Rebecca-

Rebecca is a coffee drinking, music loving, working single mother and writing insomniac. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and when she’s not reading she’s squeezing her eyes shut and willing sleep to descend. 

She writes about serious issues, giving emotional turmoil a twist and adding a little humour and sarcasm. Her stories are real and relatable, yet unexpected and unpredictable. Every writer was a reader first and Rebecca owes her passion for creating and telling emotional tales to the stories she has read and the people, places and experiences that have, and continue to, inspire her. Rebecca wants her readers to escape to a world where fairy tales and true love exist, wrapping her stories up with angst, passion and curveballs you won't see coming.

Her writing aims to bring problems and tragedies people face every day to light, make them relatable and leave her readers thinking long after they’ve read the last page.

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