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  • Second Chance Hero

  • Bad Boys Redemption Series, Book 1
  • By: Kimberly Readnour
  • Narrated by: Charlotte North, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Two things I love: baseball and Lacey Stark. Back in college, I had them both. But after graduation, I made the biggest mistake of my life. I let Lacey go. Five years later, I can't complain. A Cy Young winner, I've achieved what I set out to do - pitching in the Major Leagues. Life is great. Until it's not. And the day it all went south? The day Lacey Stark appeared at my post press conference.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful sports romance!

  • By Patricia on 09-19-18

Wonderful sports romance!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-18

This subgenre of second chance romance is one of my favorites. I love how a couple first will meet and how their history brings them to their second chance. This story sets Zach, as an up and coming baseball pitcher in his last year of college when he meets Lacey. Zach, always the player is taken with her and settles into a comfortable relationship, but when graduation comes and it's time for him to go to his team for training, he leaves Lacey behind. Forward 5 years, and now we get to see him try to make up for his decision. Kimberly Readnour has written this story with care and shows how time can lead to regret, and reward. There is something to be said about growing up and making up and this story shows how both Lacey and Zach have changed during their separation, but the love they have has not diminished. There are things that have happened to both of them that are addressed and how they come together to face the future is a beautiful. Readnour includes a colorful cast of supportive characters that keep things in perspective for this couple, and her well placed humor keeps the listen light and fun.

Zach needs a narration that is both passionate and reflective on his past, and Aaron Shedlock is the perfect fit. I love his ability to make you feel Zach in every part of his life and decisions. While not agreeing with Zach's choices, Shedlock's performance made me empathize with Zach at each turn. Charlotte North's portrayal of Lacey is spot-on. I could relate completely with Lacey, and North gave us all the feels of her life choices. A wonderful listen from these two narrators.

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