Series-Second Chances Book #1
Publication Date- August 26th, 2013
On the outside, Liberty Davis appeared to have it all…a loving family, a tight knit circle of friends, and a bright future ahead of her. Everything was perfect. That is until her brother tragically took his own life, turning her whole world upside down.
Left to pick up the pieces of her broken family, Liberty is faced with focusing all of her attention on helping her parents cope with the loss of their son, while putting her own life on the back burner. But what no one seems to realize is that she is just as broken inside.
Now, four years later, twenty year old Liberty is taking back the reins of her life. She leaves behind everything she’s ever known, hoping to make a fresh start…one where she isn’t faced with the constant reminder that her brother is nothing more than faded memory. What she didn’t expect to find along the way was Shayne.
Tall, dark and tattooed, Shayne Thompson has developed quite a reputation for being a player. Despite everyone’s negative perception, Liberty still finds herself drawn to him. When she learns that Shayne knows all too well what it feels like to lose someone you love, she finds that they have a lot more in common than just a physical attraction.
When Liberty discovers a secret from Shayne’s past that threatens to tear them apart, she begins to question everything she’s ever felt for him. Will Liberty choose to follow her heart or will she give up the one person who finally made her feel whole again?
**This story contains language and sexual scenes, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.**
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review. First of all, when I first saw this blurb posted on Facebook MONTHS ago, I contacted the author to be on this blog tour! It sounded really good. I started reading it and from the beginning I loved it. The characters are very well developed and grab your attention right away. Who doesn't love a sassy girl with an over-protective "friend" who then find the hottest guy you've ever seen!!
Yes, I was hooked from the beginning. Poor Liberty had to escape her dysfunctional family. Her brother/best friend killed himself and her parents weren't coping well. At a very young age, Liberty had to grow up and try to become the adult and take care of her parents. When, after 4 years, she could see that they weren't getting any better, or trying to get better, she decided to leave. She didn't know where she wanted to go....she just had to go. She ends up on a beach in Savannah, GA. She meets Brett by "accident". They turn in to be great friends. He introduces her to his sister and she has an instant "family". That's when she runs into Shayne. She literally runs into him. She's instantly attracted.
Of course there is drama (why would we read it if there wasn't?!?!?) It's a great story. I laughed, I cried, I yelled a little!! and then I sobbed!!! There were some very emotional parts of the story, which really just pulled me further into the story. I didn't realize that this was a series until I saw it at the end. I am so happy that there will be another book. Next book is about Maddie, the sister she never had. I could tell that there was a lot more to her story and wanted to know more. Thank you Maureen Mayer for another GREAT SERIES that I need to keep on my WATCH OUT FOR list.
Overall Rating: 4 starsHero Hotness: 4 stars
Heroine Hotness: 4 stars
Lovableness of couple: 4 stars
Tearjerker: 4 stars
Story Depth: 4 stars
Story Plot: 4 stars
· Would I re-read this book: Yes· Would I read future books by this author: Yes
· Was there a cliffhanger: Not really, but there’s more to the story (it’s a series)
· Do I love the characters: Yes
· Do I want more of their story: Yes!
· Is this part of a series: Yes – Maddie's story is the next one
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About the Author-
Maureen Mayer was born, raised and currently resides in Buffalo, NY with her loving and supportive family and boyfriend of 8+ years. She’s always had a love for the outdoors, and when the city isn’t buried under snow, she can be found hiking, fishing, camping or lying on the beach. She’s a sucker for off-color humor, but holds a sweet spot for sick and twisted horror films.
Thanks to authors like J. K. Rawling, Stephanie Meyer and E. L. James, Maureen has rediscovered her love for reading. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in bed with her kindle, diving into a steamy romance novel. She is currently working on her first new adult novel and hopes to self-publish it late this summer.
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