November Non-Erotic Book of the Month Poll Winner ~ The Second Man by Emelle Gamble

The Second Man by Emelle Gamble
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense
Length: Full Length (246 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rated: 5 stars
Review by Poppy

Voted BoM by LASR Readers 2013 copy

Jill Farrell’s college reunion is coming up, but she wants no part of it. The man she once loved, Swedish exchange student Max Kallstrom, is rumored to be attending, but that doesn’t tempt her as Max disappeared from her life the night before the graduation, and has never been heard from since.

When her ex-husband, Andrew Denton, knocks on her door and announces he wants to make nice, and, “oh, by the way, one of their class alumni might be a murderer”, Jill’s resolve to avoid the event hardens.

Jill shuts Andrew’s efforts to reconnect down, and tries to put Max out of her mind. And that’s that, until a second man knocks on her door, and the emotions of a time long ago overtakes her. Max Kallstrom tells Jill she’s the reason he has come to California. He asks her to please let him explain why she hasn’t heard from him for fifteen long years.

She’s willing to listen to what he has to say, but immediately realizes that her memories must guide her through a wrenching and dangerous few days. While her heart remembers a handsome young lover, she and her classmates are all different people now, and the reality of a murdered friend proves she can’t trust everyone.

What’s not so clear is if she should trust anyone . . . especially Max Kallstrom.



  1. Fun book

  2. Cynthia Blain says:

    The Second Man by Emelle Gamble is a wonderful book with some real suprises in store for readers. This author is so talented and her books are always amazing.

    • Thanks Cynthia! It was a book that was really close to my heart, both for the discovery of the old love’s secret, as well as the heroine dealing with her mother’s illness. You’re a doll. Thanks, as always, for your loving support.

  3. Linda Bennett Pennell says:

    Good luck, Emelle!

  4. Thank you readers who voted for The Second Man! I truly appreciate your support and kindness. I wrote this book partially because my own dear mother suffered from Alzheimers’ and it taught me just how much our memory defines who we are. It was a good way to look at that ‘old lover’ memory too, for who of us has not wondered about someone from our past? I hope you all enjoy the book – let me know if you figured out the end. XXX Emelle

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