Exes reunite at the wedding of the season…
She ended things with ex-fiancé Carter Blackwell, the last thing Phoenix Jones wants is to reunite with him at the year’s hottest destination wedding.
But as the sensual tropical setting reawakens long-suppressed desire, a twist of fate forces Phoenix to walk down the aisle with Carter—as maid of honor and best man.
She knows he’s used to sealing any deal. Will Carter seize this second chance and finally convince her to say I do?
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: One More Second Chance
Series: Blackwells of New York #2
Author: Nicki Night
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 27, 2021
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
My Rating: 4.5 stars
One More Second Chance continues the Blackwells of New York series with a couple who absolutely broke my heart at times and eventually healed it back again… but not before they go through a lot of heartaches, confessions, and redefining what love means to them.
At one time Carter and Phoenix had a bright future ahead of them, deeply in love they had every reason to believe that their happily ever after was within reach. Until Carter called off the wedding the night before and destroyed Phoenix in ways she’s still recovering from five years later. Now, they’re being reunited through the wedding of loved ones, but each equally determined to avoid any contact — until fate, and an endangered pregnancy takes that option away from their control. As best man and maid of honor at her sister’s destination wedding, Phoenix has no choice but to let Carter back into, at least, the edges of her life once again. But, it’s going to hurt so badly to do so.
I loved this couple. And I ached for them in so many ways which I cannot go into because that would involve spoilers and you really need to experience One More Second Chance for yourself in order for the impact of this story to touch your heart, as it will. It’s obvious early on that there is still passion between Phoenix and Carter, after all, dislike is an emotion, right? But for all that Phoenix declares that she’s over what happened between them, it isn’t really far from her thoughts especially now with Carter right there all the time.
Watching this couple acknowledge mistakes of the past, open themselves up to the passion that still exists between them, and finally give each other the gift of the absolute truth about everything, no holding back this time, was an emotional journey filled with laughter, tears, sizzling chemistry, and believable characters throughout the story from main characters to the slightest secondary interaction. I was happy to see their perfect ending but also didn’t want their story to end. I had such a good time back in this world, and with a bit of an update on a previous couple as well. If you love a romance that will draw you in, hold you captive, and give you a unique happy couple, eventually, then One More Second Chance should be on your reading list.
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