Smart, sexy and spirited, Brooke Cates is the type of woman every man dreams of.
But Brooke has already found the man of her dreams – tall, dark and ruggedly handsome cowboy Logan MacKenna. Once young and in love, they never imagined that a devastation betrayal would lead them down different paths. Now, when tragedy strikes, Brooke must return to her hometown of Angel Ridge, Montana. Once there, she is forced to deal with old hurts when Logan tries to make her remember the past she has chosen to forget.
Logan MacKenna can have any woman he wants, but his heart has been reserved for Brooke since they shared their very first kiss.
Time and distance have done nothing to change that. When chance random encounters abound, it’s as if fate is pushing them together, and Brooke decides that she doesn’t want to fight the undeniable sexual tension that exists between them. When it’s played its course, she will simply go back to her life. But Logan has no intention of letting her walk away from him a second time.
Will Brooke be able to put her fears aside and trust in Logan enough to give him back her heart?
And if they succeed in rekindling their love, can their new relationship withstand the force of Brooke’s longtime secret, one that could tear them apart for good this time?
Second Chance at Love is the first book in Tara Paradise’s MacKenna Born & Bred Series. This novel is the perfect blend of heart-warming romance and sexy drama.
Brooke Cates must return home to be with her family after an unexpected tragedy and ultimately must face the one skeleton in her closet, former flame Logan MacKenna. Although she’s done her best to move on, Logan will always have a piece of her heart.
Brooke is the kind of female lead you want to be friends with. Despite her shipwreck of a relationship with Logan, she’s managed to become a successful, well-rounded adult.
Like Brooke, Logan has grown into one sexy man who has everything, except for the girl he’s been pining over since childhood. He’s never gotten over Brooke and his past mistakes with her have haunted him all these years. Logan is all kinds of delicious, but I really enjoyed getting to know all of the MacKenna men. Each one is uniquely different and incredibly sexy. No matter what your book boyfriend preferences are, there’s a MacKenna brother for you. I can’t wait for more books in the series that delve deeper into each character that was introduced in Second Chance at Love.
Overall I really enjoyed the book. I read it in a matter of hours and only put it down when I absolutely had to (sometimes you must stop reading and pay attention to your family). Tara Paradise alternated between chapters in the past and present, and the story line was very easy to follow. The drama was moderate, but had a few unexpected moments of jaw dropping shock. Not every story needs to be a drama apocalypse, and I found this level of twists and turns to be more than satisfying.
If you’re looking for a novel with a fair amount of drama and an abundance of swoon worthy romance, Second Chance at Love by Tara Paradise is the perfect choice.
My name is Tara and I am a wife, mother, lifelong reader, and author of Contemporary Romance fiction. I live in beautiful Upstate New York in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, on Great Sacandaga Lake.
I've been reading romance novels since I first picked up one of my mother's paperbacks at the age of 16, and writing since I could first hold a pencil. I have always had a vivid imagination and I love creating characters and stories that readers can fall in love with. My debut novel, entitled Second Chance at Love(Book One of The MacKenna Born & Bred Trilogy), is the stormy, sexy and sweet story of Logan and Brooke and I can't wait to share it with you.
I have many goals, and one of them is to visit Italy with my amazing husband, Matthew, whose family comes from the Old Country. I have two sons ~ Braden, 10 and Jordan, 9, who are the loves of my life. They are very bright and very clever and keep me on my toes! In my spare time (what is that, really?!), I enjoy spending time with friends and family.