Love A Good Second Chance Romance? Here Are 7 To Check Out!
Reunited and it feels so good!
Second Chance Romances
As far as romance tropes go, second chance romance is not only a personal favorite of mine, but also a fan favorite of many romance readers! Who doesn't love the idea of two (or more if it's a polyamorous relationship) rekindling a love they've carried with them and getting a second shot at a happy ending?
We all have our favorite tropes when it comes to romance, but it's safe to say that second chance romance remains a popular one given just how many books there are featuring reunited couples. I think it taps into the very human wish for love to conquer all! These seven second chance romance novels will make you believe in love again!
1. Tattered by Devney Perry
Tattered, book 1 in Devney Perry's Lark Cove series, is about a working class woman named Thea Landry, who defines her place in the world as just above the trash can her birth mother left her in as an infant. Clad in tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, she feels out of place when rich, charismatic Logan Mitchell shows interest in her. Even if it's just a one-night stand. After a few months, Thea really regrets not getting his phone number or last name after discovering she's pregnant with his child.
Four years later, Logan shows back up in her life and turns Thea's life upside down. Discovering he's a father, Logan must learn to be a parent overnight. That initial spark they felt years ago during a time when neither of them were in a place for a relationship is reignited. Thea decides she won't make the same mistakes twice. This time, she's going to fight for him.
2. Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh
The 4th book in Nalini Singh's Rock Kiss series, Rock Wedding is the second chance love story of Sarah Smith and Abe Bellamy. Sarah has spent her entire life longing for a real family to call her own. When she married Abe, she believed she finally found that family, but she realized he didn't love her the way she loved him. Their short-loved relationship ended, breaking Sarah's heart.
Abe doesn't need anyone to tell him he's to blame for the end of their marriage. He got caught up in painful memories and, as a result, pushed Sarah away, the best thing that ever happened to him and breaking both their hearts in the process. Even if he doesn't feel like he deserves it, Abe decides he's going to find a way to prove to Sarah just how much she means to him. Sarah's a different person now, stronger and more independent. Will she be able to open her heart to Abe a second time?
3. Fall From India Place by Samantha Young
Samantha Young's Fall From India Place is a strong addition to her On Dublin Street series. It's been five years since Hannah Nichols last saw Marco D'Alessandro, five years since he shattered her heart. All these years later, Marco is still the only man Hannah has ever loved and the only man she's ever had sex with. After they share a night together, Marco takes off, and Hannah's had trouble moving on every since.
Marco admits it: leaving Hannah is the biggest mistake of his life. He's regretted it each day for the last five years. So when they're reunited at a wedding, he becomes determined not to take her for granted again. It takes a little doing, but they finally seem to be on the right track. Of course, that's when Hannah discovers something that rips open old wounds.
4. At Seventeen by Gerri Hill
If you like having your heart broken in the best way possible, Gerri Hill the author for you! Her novel, At Seventeen, is no exception. Madison Lansford and Shannon Fletcher were only ten years old when they met and became friends. Madison was the child of wealthy parents, while Shannon's mother was the live-in maid for the Lansford family.
When they were older, they became lovers, but when Madison broke Shannon's heart when she decided she would marry a man. After Madison's marriage and pregnancy, their affair ended and Shannon moved away. Years have passed and Shannon has returned to take care of her sick mother. Somehow they manage to scrap together a friendship again, but it becomes apparent that old feelings are still there.
5. Behind the Bars by Brittainy Cherry
Elliot Adams and Jasmine Green star in Behind the Bars, book 1 of Brittainy Cherry's Music Street series. When Elliot and Jasmine first met in high school, they couldn't have been more different. He was shy, quiet, sweet, and a little too skinny, while Jasmine is constantly pushed to be someone she's not. Her mother wants her to be a pop star, while she loves soul music. That's what first draws her to Elliot, hearing him play his saxophone. They become unlikely friends, which turns into more until Jasmine's mother moves the family away from New Orleans.
Years later, Jasmine is back in New Orleans, they only place she's ever really called home. When they reunite, she finds Elliot to be a very different person than she remembers. Gone is that shy boy, replaced by a man who is harder. Music will bring them back together, but will it be enough?
6. Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden
Melissa Brayden is a romance writer that will grab you by the heart and hold on, not letting go until long after you're finished with the book. Her second chance romance novel, Strawberry Summer, is no different. You'll meet Margaret Beringer, a woman who had a difficult childhood as an unpopular gay farm kid with an old lady's name. When the smart, beautiful Courtney Carrington moves to town, Margaret is immediately infatuated and more than a little surprised when she discovers the feeling is mutual. But then Courtney breaks her heart.
After Courtney's father dies, she returns to Tanner Peak to take over the family store. Margaret is brought face-to-face with her past. She always thought she'd be better off never seeing Courtney again, but her heart has different ideas. But Courtney is even more beautiful and smart now than when they were kids and, well, the heart wants what the heart wants.
7. Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley
In Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage, a part of Jennifer Ashley's Mackenzies and McBrides series, Lady Isabella Scranton often finds herself the talk of society. At eighteen, she eloped with the notorious Lord Mac Mackenzie the night of her coming out ball. Just three years later later, she left him, further scandalizing London society.
Three years later, Mac is back with just one goal in mind: get Isabella back into life and his bed even if he has to pretend to be a gentleman to do it. But Isabella is hungry for the rake, more than ready to rise to Mac's challenge, even posing nude for his erotic paintings. Someone is watching the couple, however, an art forger with his sights set on Isabella.
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Do you have a favorite second chance romance? What is it?