Saturday, May 17, 2014

Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver, A Ripple Effect Romance (Blog Tour + Review)


Second Chances 101
by Donna K. Weaver
A Ripple Effect Romance, Book 5
Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
Available May 2014
HEA Publishing
144 pages

About the Book
Thirty seven year old Francie Davis, a recent widow and empty nester, gets to attend college at last. She’s sure her luck has changed when she also lands a job on campus that will pay her tuition, as administrative assistant to a history professor. When her handsome new boss yells at her on the first day of work, Francie worries she will never be good enough.

For Professor Alex Diederik, life is going downhill fast. Not only is his bitter ex-wife trying to poison their only daughter against him, but now his one place of solace—his work environment—is being complicated by his attractive new administrative assistant. She drives home his feelings of failure as a husband and father, and Alex wonders if hiring her was the right thing to do.

Francie will have to put aside her hurt and insecurities or risk her dreams, while Alex must look outside himself if he’s to mend the breach with his daughter. And, perhaps, find someone who can help heal his pain.

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My Thoughts
I am loving this series of books, and Second Chances 101 is no exception! This book is a bit different from the others in that the characters are a bit older, with grown children. I thought this really added to the story because it gave them a bit of life experience and wisdom as they approached various situations.

Sam, Alex's daughter, was probably my favorite character in the book. I'd definitely love to read more about her story in the future! Alex and Francie were fun characters as well—thought for most of the story we got to know them individually or as friends. I loved that Alex was trying to navigate how to parent his college-aged daughter and Francie was learning how to be independent for the first time in her life. The story line is pretty rich due to the topics that were covered in such a short book. The end felt a bit rushed to me as things wrapped up quickly, but so it goes with novellas sometimes.

This is one of my favorite plots in this series, and I loved reading another clean romance! [4 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Donna K. Weaver has always loved reading and creating stories, thus she’s been ever entertained. An avid cruiser, she’s sailed the Pacific five times. Wife-mother-grandmother-Army veteran-karate black belt-Harry Potter nerd.

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Sneak Peek
The door burst open and a pretty girl with long strawberry blond hair stomped out. Her headlong rush drove her right at Francie, who squeezed against the wall, almost out of the way. Their shoulders hit, and they both stumbled. As Francie steadied herself, she could see tears in the girl’s heavily made up eyes. Staggering for a couple of paces, she managed to stay on her feet and then ran down the hallway.

“Come back here,” a man yelled from inside. He dashed out the door and halfway down the hall before it was obvious the student had made her escape.

Yelling at a student and chasing her down the hallway? That can't be my new boss. Francie couldn’t help staring at the compact but solidly built—almost buff—man who stood with his back to her. The angry energy came off him in waves, and she had to fight a primal instinct to run and hide. Giving a quick glance over her shoulder, Francie began to edge away. Maybe she could pretend she hadn’t seen. Suddenly the man swore and spun around, seeming to see Francie for the first time.

“What are you doing there?” he growled. “Eavesdropping?” 

Giveaway
As part of the blog tour, there's a giveaway! The prize? A $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash! Open internationally. Ends May 26. Enter through the Rafflecopter below.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I do have plans for Sam's story. :)

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