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Series: The Second Chances Series
Published by Simon and Schuster on December 14th 2015
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Coming of Age
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Also by this author: The Do-Over
Tess is burdened with a responsibility she’s not quite sure she can handle, and Ryan is determined to save her from it—if she ever stops pushing him away—in this sexy follow-up to Right Where You Are, the first new adult novel in the captivating Second Chances series.
Tess is a lot of things. Strong. Independent. Determined. Completely overwhelmed by the responsibilities of being her little brother’s caretaker. But she can handle it. She has to. Because there’s no way in hell she’s letting anyone else raise Noah.
Ryan’s happy with a life on cruise control. He has no intention of tying himself down. That road only leads to heartbreak, a lesson he learned the hard way when he was fifteen. So why can’t he stay away from the one woman who broke his heart?
Tess knows exactly why Ryan keeps popping up right when she needs the most help: He’s got a hero complex big enough to save Cinderella. But Tess isn’t that girl, and she refuses to let him be part of her life. Not even when Noah takes a liking to him. Not even when they kind of, maybe, hook up.
Not even when she starts to fall for him…
Ryan is the ultimate good guy. He does whatever he can for those he cares about. Even when one someone is the person who walked out of his life as a teenager. He is absolutely swoon-worthy. He not only only cares about Tess but he also cares about Noah. He has serious issues about love and fights his feelings as long as he possibly can.
Tess has had her entire life turned upside down because of things her father did. He is a real piece of work. She has this need to please him, and it’s completely understandable, even though I wish she’d tell him to “eff off” and be done with it. But like I said, the reasoning is understandable. She’s caring, and tries not to get in over her head when she runs into her first love.
I loved the writing and the story line. I’m a sucker for second chance romance. Sometimes the timing is off and you need to meet again later in life. The chemistry between Ryan and Tess is through the roof. You can feel their emotions and how much they care about each other. Even when they try to ignore those feelings.
I haven’t read the first book in this series, and this can be read as a stand alone. But I definitely recommend this book!
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