#Review: Season of Second Chances, by @WriteAsRain_

Season of Second Chances

Title: Season of Second Chances
Author: Brighton Walsh
Rating: 5/5 stars

“When a storm strands Claire Hanlin in Chicago on Christmas Eve, the last person she expects to come to her rescue is Logan Dawes, the man she almost married two years ago. The chemistry between them is dangerously potent, but with nowhere else to go, Claire accepts Logan’s offer to stay with him for the night.

Back in the home they shared, surrounded by reminders of Logan and his young daughter, Claire begins to realize how much she misses the family she almost had. After a few cups of Christmas cheer, she falls right back into her ex’s arms-even though she knows it means setting herself up for heartbreak all over again.

The magic of the season has thrown him together with the woman he’s never stopped loving, and Logan’s not about to pass up this gift. He’s not the workaholic he was two years ago-his family comes first. Now all he has to do is prove it to Claire, before the snow stops and she flies out of his life for good.” (description from Goodreads)

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It’s been a little while since I’ve read a romance, and jumping back into the genre with this novella was a great choice for me. I’ve been wanting to read Walsh’s work for some time. Finding this quick, yet well-written read left me wanting to read more of her work.

One of the things I enjoyed most about this story was the setting. I read this novella on a plane. A very warm plane. While that isn’t always the best setting to be reading in, the writing pulled me out of the real world and deep into the snowstorm enveloped city of Chicago. Walsh knows how to describe things accurately, briefly enough for a novella, and beautifully to make me want to stay in the story for a long time.

The author’s characters were always a pleasure to read. There was a good balance of imperfection and development driving the story. I was also pleased with the switching in POV, something that’s often hit-or-miss with me in books. I didn’t find that either characters’ POV chapters made me dislike the character in any way. Though, this may have been helped by the fact that it’s written in the 3rd person. Either way, I sympathized with both characters, despite their troubled pasts and wanted the best for them in the end.

This is a great novella from Walsh and won’t be one I forget for some time.

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About the Author:

Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before deciding to take her storytelling in a different direction and reconnect with her first love: writing. When she’s not pounding away at the keyboard, she’s probably either reading or shopping—maybe even both at once. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children, and, yes, she considers forty degrees to be hoodie weather. Her home is the setting for frequent dance parties, Lego battles, and more laughter than she thought possible.

She is multi-published with Berkley, St. Martin’s Press, and Carina Press, and is represented by Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary Agency.

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