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This will be available for purchase on October 19, 2015,

you can Pre-order a copy now per the below link: – Second Chance Heart by Marie lavender

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the author, Marie Lavender, for an honest review.

Genre: Adult/Romance

Plot: After a wild storm forces her to take shelter in a small town inn, Dana Nelson thinks that all she has to worry about is a brief stay before she heads back to the city. She gets far more than she bargained for…
The last thing she expects is to run into an old flame, and even worse, the man who broke her heart twelve years ago. She’s sure that the only thing remaining between them is a strong attraction for another.
She can’t be more wrong…
The more time she spends with Vince Reynolds, the more she begins to believe she can trust him again. But, can she put her faith in the one man who captivates her, body and soul, or are some wounds too deep to heal?

Opinion: This short story has the right amount or romance, innocence, regret, and forgiveness to leave you completely satisfied. Not only does this author do a fantastic job of condensing some major emotions into only thirty-five pages, but she writes with a straightforward purpose to make the reader feel pain and forgiveness all at once.

This short story starts off with our main character, Dana Nelson, running into her ex-boyfriend Vince. As soon as she spots him, Dana feels an intense wave of emotions run through her. Not only had they been friends since they were little, eventually becoming high school sweethearts, but Vince had cheated on her when they were in college and had severely broken her heart. Now, years later, Vince is trying to make up for his mistake and earn Danas forgiveness. Dana is forced to decide if she can move on from Vince and their past, or if she can forgive the man that broke her heart.
This story was sad and romantic all at once! This is a story many people can relate to, unfortunately, and I think the author does a great job of capturing how hard it is to forgive someone who has cheated on you. The author got the emotions in that moment perfectly! How sickly you feel just thinking back to the memory, and how your emotions go back and forth between anger and thinking about bittersweet moments from the past.

This is one of those short stories where you can appreciate its length and the content, without needing for the story to go on because it is perfect the way it is. This is a great read if you are looking for something romantic, as well as if you have been through the hardships of learning to forgive. Definitely give this one a chance!