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Publisher's Summary

Ten years ago, Rori Simon left town shy, unattractive, and with zero self-esteem. Now she's back, older, stronger and finally loving herself - and it shows. Hot men are soon knocking at her door, including Jude Callahan, the bad boy who starred in her teenage daydreams... and her adult fantasies.

Jude can't believe the sexy, confident woman before him is actually Rori! She's gotten under his skin like no other woman has... and she brings out secret desires he can't resist. He wants to dominate Rori with every fiber of his being. Wants to own her and pleasure her. To cherish her as he makes her his.

Rori discovers she likes being controlled. She also knows Jude is not a one-woman man. Everything changes when she meets Zach Helm. Edgy, sensual Zach knows just what she needs, and before long, she's in love. Jude watches them together and wonders if he's lost his chance forever.

Previously published, newly revised by author.

©2010 Lauren Dane (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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  • Valerie
  • Salt Lake City, UT, United States
  • 02-13-13

Boring and not worth the credit...

There is basically no plot, and if you like continuous sex scenes including dominance and toys, this might interest you. The narrator is not bad, but there is basically no plot or character development. I will be returning this book.

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Where's the rest of the Lauren Dane books?

If you could sum up Second Chances in three words, what would they be?

Sex, love and erotica I would have used another word instead of erotica but I don't want to give much too away.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rori - she was strong knew what she wanted - I got her.

Have you listened to any of Isabelle Gordon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No not that I can recall

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The ties that bind - sorry Bruce!

Any additional comments?

I wasn't sure what I'd get with this is my first Lauren Dane book.There are both good bad and so so reviews so It was in my wish list for a while before I whipped up a credit to purchase it.I loved that our Rori was NOT a push over that you cheered along with her. Yes some of the scenes are raunchy but I don't think I'd class them as vanilla. Overall I did enjoy this book as there was a good contemporary story there. I just wish there was more of Ms Dane on Audible guess I have to look else where to see if this was a one off for the author.

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a bit dark

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I purchased this book early on in my audible buys as I bought all I.G. reads. I just love her male voice. this had a good outline, but a bit dark personality for our heroine. I now own more Lauren Dane books and not quite sure why I buy them. I think some paid reviewers have lead me down the wrong path so I have become very cautious to their popular reviews of current stories.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

this was hot and a bit dark at the same time

What does Isabelle Gordon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

just plain sexy men, what more could you ask for?

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  • Tara
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • 12-10-13

Potential to be Great

This story has mixed feeling for me. It started a little flat and I struggled to be drawn into the characters. Rori is someone we can all relate to. She was not popular and struggled with herself confidence and appearance. She is smart and is now come back to her old town and is not taking any crap. Although the author did an ok job developing this character there were some gaps. The Alpha men Zach and Jude were also interesting but I needed more to truly buy into them. Especially Zach they just sort of met and then boom they are a couple. You don’t get the connection at first. I like the bad boy role that Jude plays. But again to you read parts and think did they edit out some details to the story line. I would not call this truly an erotic read. There is BDSM but it is mild. Overall it was a good listen but I am glad I got the book on sale. That made it worth the listen. I think the book gets better as it goes but there was potential for the story to be more. It is a good solid listen.

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  • Gloria
  • COLUMBUS, OH, United States
  • 12-07-13

Very Touching Love Story with some erotic sex

What did you love best about Second Chances?

I loved this book the most because it started out with the two main characters hooking up immediately, unlike other books that make you wait until the book us almost finished. It was a true romantic, exoctic love story with some really hot sex scenes! I hope I can find another book similar to this story.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the hot and steamy love scenes. I love how Rory was not afraid to go for what she wanted in bed too.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There was a tragic incident that happend in this story that made me cry, it was so touching. That's how involved this book pulled me in to it.

Any additional comments?

I highly reccomend this book to you if you enjoy reading hot, sexy love stories. It really pulls you into the story.

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Southern Heat

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I had a hard time with the Southern twang.

Would you be willing to try another book from Lauren Dane? Why or why not?

Yes. The book was very erotic. I enjoyed the twist with the story. I would likely read another Lauren Dane book.

What about Isabelle Gordon’s performance did you like?

Some of the voices were laughable at times. But that did not steer me from the content... HOT! HOT! HOT!

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The language ruined it for me.

I think this would have been a good read if it was abridged. Never thought I would say that, but the story was good, the language too crude.

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Loved it and hated it

Books are for entertainment and by all means this book is entertaining. When a scene can make a zing go right to your nether parts that's some pretty good stuff and it's all good to me but I hate crying and this book did both; hence loving and hating it.

The D/s is pretty good even it goes way too fast to be remotely realistic but the BDSM is kind of hot.

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  • Meghan
  • Greenbelt, MD, United States
  • 02-07-14

A Difficult One to Review...

So I loved the story from the beginning to about an hour a half before the end. The narrator was really quite good. Adding her to my list of good narrators. Without spoiling the story, I'll say that it's not quite what you think you're getting. I loved the story of a girl going back home after having come out of her shell and getting the attention of the man she had a huge crush on as a teen but he ends up not living up to the fantasy. Then she finds real love in what I would have called her second chance. It's STEAMY and Sweet. But apparently the author wants to come up with as many second chance opportunites as possible. Whatever happened to HEA. The ending (last 90 min) is rushed and PAINFUL. And just yesterday I was loving the story so much I barely even noticed the god awful traffic had doubled my commute home. So yes, I would recommend this story but don't be somewhere you can't get upset when you get close to the end.

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  • karen
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 06-14-13

Not the best

Did Second Chances inspire you to do anything?

This book was just OK. Nothing special and i found it quite boring. Lot's of sex but the story lacked substance. I did not like the accents of the men. No sex appeal in the voices. It's not ta book i will listen to again.

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