Monday, May 7, 2018

Second Chance in Paradise by Jennifer Peel {Review}

Second Chance in Paradise (A Destined for Love Romance) by Jennifer Peel
Source: I received a copy, which did not influence my opinion in any way

A first love that deserves a second chance.

Doctoral student Holland Reeves may have aced every class she’s ever taken, but when it comes to life outside her lab, she finds she has more meaningful relationships with test tubes and pipettes than she does with people. That all changes when a surprise wedding invitation arrives, forcing her to return to the small coastal town of Paradise and the Clairborne Resort, where she left her first dream of being Mrs. Clairborne to begin the dream of becoming Dr. Reeves. There she must face her past and, to her surprise, the only man she ever loved, Porter Clairborne, the prodigal son who has unexpectedly returned.

Together, Holland and Porter must decide if their love deserves a second chance, and if Paradise will finally live up to its name or forever remain a town of broken dreams.

Also part of the Destined for Love: Resorts collection:
Matched by Design by Lindzee Armstrong
Keep Me At Christmas by Lucinda Whitney
Second Chance in Paradise by Jennifer Peel
The Trust of a Billionaire by Michelle Pennington
Marrying an Athlete by Anne-Marie Meyer
Her Big Fat Dreamy Billionaire Ex by Victorine E. Lieske
If the Suit Fits by Sally Johnson
Kings Crossed Lovers by Donna K. Weaver

My Review: 5 Stars

Jennifer Peel always delivers a beautifully emotional story with perfectly imperfect characters. I loved Holland and Porter's story, which is a Cinderella tale, of sorts.

Growing up, Holland didn't have much of a family and never really felt that much-needed love. Working at an Alabama resort gave her Porter, the owner's son, but she lost him. If anyone deserves a second chance at love, it's this couple.

Holland is very hesitant, with good reason, and she's a lot like a pineapple--a little prickly on the outside, but very sweet once you get past that outer layer. I loved watching those layers peel away, revealing her true, sweet self. Porter is a charmer, for sure. It's all his fault that they broke up the first time, yet he comes waltzing back into Holland's life like nothing ever happened. It doesn't take long to throw all of those bad feelings right out the window though. Porter's family is the best and I loved them all!

The Cinderella story really develops as the sparks fly and the romance progresses and this book is a fairy tale come true. I was swept away and completely caught up into this captivating love story, which made my heart sing and my soul smile. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more about this wonderful family.

Content: mild romance (kissing, some innuendo); mild language

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