By J. Kenner, Liliana Hart, Christina Lauren, Alyssa Day & Rachel Hauck
- Release Date: 2017-09-12
- Genre: Romance
Second Chances J. Kenner, Liliana Hart, Christina Lauren, Alyssa Day & Rachel Hauck Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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:
Brandi Willis Schreiber
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Love second chance romances!
So far, I've only read One Night in this collection, but let me tell you, I can't wait to read the rest of them! One Night is a standalone novella set in the Stark world, and features Damien Stark's secretary, Penny, and her one night stand from years ago- Blake. These two sizzle and pop. Love the steam, love the romance, absolutely cannot wait for more!
enjoyed One Night by J. Kenner and the characters' passion for each other, it was fun read...
*Review for J. Kenner's One Night*
One Night by J. Kenner is a second chance short story about Penny and Blake. Two years ago they met on a plane and had an amazing, earth shattering night, after which Penny decided not to take Blake up on his whirlwind offer of Hawaii and something more between them. He hasn't been off her mind since. Now he just so happens to be having a meeting in the building she works in.
I liked how well written One Night was. Even though it is quite short it feels full. Penny goes through all sorts of internal turmoil in a very short time that adds to the realism. Both she and Blake are one of those too good to be true, don't want to admit it's love at first sight, couples. J. Kenner manages to give us backstory, history, and future goals for Penny, all in a fast, enjoyable and passionate read.
Overall, I very much enjoyed One Night by J. Kenner and the characters' passion for each other, it was fun read. I happily recommend.
(I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received for free in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
A winning anthology of second chance stories
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This anthology combines two favorites that I love to read, second chance love stories and being introduced to new authors. The fact that J. Kenner is part of the compilation is just an added bonus. This is Penny and Blake’s story. Penny met Blake a few years ago when he asked her to essentially run away with him. The time was not right and she turned him down. Fast forward and Penny is now working for Stark Enterprises and who should walk back into her life but Blake. Are the feelings still there between them? Can they make a relationship work and get their ‘second chance’?
I volunteered to read an arc for a review.
Arc for honest review
I am reviewing J.Kenner's "One Night". This was a super quick read/novella set in Stark World for me. This is a second chance brief encounter romance. I do wish this was just a little longer i.e. an extended epilogue of a few months later so we can get a little better picture of how the story plays out between two. Hopefully they'll be mentioned in another book to get this closure.
I love a great Anthology!!
By Crystal's Book World
**One Night Review**
I love that One Night is based in the Stark World. I have to add, since I am crazy about him, we get a peek or two of Damien. But Damien is not the man starring in this Novella. We meet a sexy green eyed alpha male named Blake. When Penny and Blake run into each other after their "One Night", it is like fireworks are going off. These two sizzle and they were in deep.
The anticipation this Novella gives you when Penny is freaking out having to face Blake at work gave me the butterflies. I could feel her excitement, dread, and my heart was pounding. J. Kenner does a fantastic job making you feel everything. I know this was a short Novella but I wanted to stay leeched onto Blake a little longer. One Night was a perfect short story that gives you a whole lot of sexy. Blake is perfect for Penny and vice versa. I loved getting to know Penny a little more. This story is what you need to get your fix from a One Night.
Fabulous group of authors delivering an incredible group of stories
This is an amazing selection of stories from a fabulous group of authors though I haven't read all the books in the collection yet.
One Night by J. Kenner: Penny is Nikki’s free-spirited best friend. She really wants to be an actress but is finding it much harder than she thought it would be. She meets Blake and has an incredible one-night with him then leaves, well, actually runs. When he shows up at Stark Industries where she is temping, she is shocked and doesn’t know what to do. But Blake knows what he wants and that is Penny. Will Penny give in or will she run scared again? Such a fun, sexy short story. I loved getting to learn more about Penny and see that she might find her HEA just like her best friend Nikki. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book and this is my honest review.
***Review for One Night*** - J. Kenner is the Queen of Second Chane Romance
I rounded it up to a 4, but this was more of a 3.5 star read for me. This truly is a short story that is a second chance romance that takes place in the Stark World. Sylvia, Jackson, and Damien all pop their heads in for a hot second. This was a little too short for my liking, but it's also part of an anthology. Hopefully the story is successful and J. Kenner will re-release this story with an expanded plot as a standalone (fingers crossed, some authors have done this). If you're a fan of the Stark World there are certain things you have come to expect; hot alpha male who is quick to voice his feelings, beautiful female trying and succeeding at bettering herself and also guarding her heart, and delicious steamy moments; and you definitely get that in this story. I'm definitely interested in checking out the rest of this anthology when it releases.
Great quick read!
What an awesome introduction to other authors of this genre! I read One Night by J Kenner, and look forward to reading the rest as well! Another sizzling hot, sensual, romantic story set in Stark World - Definitely hoping we see more of Penny and Blake!!
Amazing, hot story
J. Kenner has done what I thought was the impossible, make a short story you wish wouldn't end. Penny and Blake are from the wonderful world of Damien Stark (who just happens to make an appearance). These two loves had a chance but fear stood in their way. One line from Blake say's it all: "Sometimes you have the chance to get back the things you lost".
This story will have you laugh, cry and want to hit someone over the head!!
Amazing story I could not put down until the end.
Killer read from J. Kenner One Night.
I'm looking forward to reading the other stories in this book, but this current review is for J. Kenner's One Night.
This was a hot, sexy read. The only problem? It wasn't long enough! I need more Penny and Blake! The way this story started out had me drawn in immediately. Blake was an unexpected surprise in Penny's world. I was intrigued by them. I enjoyed the way we got their story bit-by-bit and the chemistry between them was H-O-T-T! I devoured this story and was lost in their world. Their second chance was a unique spin on it and I also enjoyed being back in Damien Stark's world, so we got a brief glimpse of him as well. I loved the pull Penny and Blake had on each other and I wanted to stay wrapped in their world! He was commanding and didn't let this second chance pass him by. *swoon*
Grab your copy now and be prepared to get sucked in and not get anything done! Bookworm problems! :)
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