Second Chances by Magdalena Scott

Second Chances by Magdalena Scott
Ladies of Legend: Return to Legend
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (85 pgs)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Poinsettia

Second chances. Sometimes the hardest part is believing they exist.
Anne McClain Bradley returns to her small town roots after an absence of 30 years. Pete Garrity is in Legend, Tennessee, for a new start in a place where nobody knows him.

Ms Adeline Bynum, recently deceased, has a hand in bringing them both here.

Legend has a way of healing broken hearts. But can Anne and Pete let go of the tragedies of their pasts in order to have a future together?

All Anne wants is some peace, but she might get more then she bargained for.

The last couple years of Anne’s life have been filled with hardship and tragedy. When she returns to Legend, all Anne wants is some tranquility and time to heal. If anyone deserves a long rest, it is Anne. Pete is the last person she expected to see in her hometown. Pete’s reappearance in her life is problematic. His presence forces her to face some things in her past she’d rather forget. Does Anne have the courage to face the past, or will she let her second chance slip through her fingers?

I have to admit that I wasn’t quite sure what to make of Anne and Pete at first. It was clear from the start that Pete was attracted to Anne, but I wasn’t sure how she felt until much later. I do wish there had been more interaction between them. While I knew how Pete felt, it was hard to get a real sense of their chemistry because they didn’t spend much time together. In fact, Anne seemed intent on avoiding Pete because of something painful in their shared past. Despite this issue, I did enjoy watching the town of Legend work its magic on this reluctant couple.

Ms. Scott did an excellent job at slowly revealing the past connection between Anne and Pete. Anne’s past is certainly painful, but as I read, it became clear that there was much more to it then I first realized. Ms. Scott left a trail of clues that seemed to point in a heartbreaking direction, but the situation wasn’t quite what it seemed. The conclusion was very surprising and even a little refreshing. I no doubt that Anne will now be able to fully heal and open her heart to new possibilities.

I enjoyed reading Second Chances. Anyone looking for a fast yet heartwarming romance should give Second Chances a try.

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