Saturday, January 17, 2015

REVIEW: Second Chances by Kathy Ivan

***This book was originally reviewed for GraveTells.***


Ryan still grieves for the loss of his brother two years ago, especially since he started having nightly dreams of him asking for the impossible. His wife, Rose knows something’s up, but she hopes it’s just grief. Ryan’s best friend gives them an unexpected gift that he hopes will help them get a second chance to make things right.


The premise for this book caught my eye, but its execution fell short for me. The plot line had me confused as to exactly who was supposed to be reunited and to what end. The dreams show that Ryan’s brother needed something from him and that it was “now or never”. I never did catch why that was and when the request was fulfilled, you almost couldn’t tell. I just didn’t really see the point of that part.

I appreciated that sex in this book was more sensual than straight up erotic and was more about love than just sex for the sake of sex. They’re married so that makes sense, but I still appreciated it. There was a predictable part, but it had little to know impact on the story and was kind of abrupt in its placement within the plot.

There were little things that didn’t quite add up to me though, and several errors such as misused words and missing words entirely that got to me after a while. Overall this book was just a little weird and nonsensical to me in the long run.

Second Chances has an intriguing premise and if you are looking for a story about soul mates and closure in grief, give this one a shot. Ultimately it just didn’t captivate me, so I say eh, whatever.

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