Adult Contemporary Romance
Second Chances Series
Release: October 6, 2014
“I was the little girl who loved you from afar. I was the woman who gave herself away for you and ended up losing a lot of who she was.”
“Then allow me to give back some of what I stole.” After being dumped by her fiancé, Eleanor Carrington flees to Paris to stay with her self-medicated mother. While keeping her mom from popping pills like gummy bears, Eleanor launches a new, no-strings-attached life plan with absolutely NO falling in love whatsoever. On her part at least, because her self-esteem could do with one or two Frenchmen going un peu crazy for her. What she doesn’t need is for her first Grand Amour to burst back into her life. What she doesn’t need is all-American Zachary Murdoch—or a more mature and sensitive version of him—to schmooze his way into her heart again. She grew up loving the/this/that man until he dumped her five summers ago. Whatever shit-show/life drama she’s just been through was a stroll. What Zach put her though was a climb up Mount Everest. Barefoot. In a bikini. Now a club-owner in Paris, Zach is intrigued by the troubled woman who was once the sweet girl he had to give up. Offering a shoulder for her to cry on is what he owes her. Loving her is what he lost the right to. Because there’s a reason he broke up with Lenor and that reason is why she’s in Paris. But Paris is called the City of Love…
Will he be her turn at love?
*** You Turn is a contemporary adult romance and part of the Second Chances series. However, Lenor’s story can be read as a stand-alone novel. There is no cliffhanger. ***
My thoughts… After reading No Reverse and being the greatest fan of Cassie and Josh’s story I could not resist reading this. I was already somewhat familiar with Eleanor as she appeared previously in the first book instalment however I didn’t really like her then. However this story gave me insight into Eleanor’s character, her story from her view and it was a pleasure to experience. There’s something about the way the second chance series is written, the whole ‘love’ concept is unique and presented in a fashion that makes it seem realistic. It’s difficult not to become captivated by it. It’s all related to relationships that have gone through the worst of things but have wrestled against the hands of time. Eleanor and Zach go way back, when they were mere kids but they never really saw each other back then in the light they see each other in now. Eleanor may have but Zach was definitely the guy who had his own life issues to deal with. Eventually, they experienced very similar things as they grew and I imagine that is eventually what made them understand each other better in the end. It’s always a case of ‘will it work, will it not work’ with them because they’ve already been there. They’re not really starting something new they’re just continuing something that had already been started a long while ago. So it’s a dangerous path they decide to take because if it ends up not working then it has the capability of causing them destruction. I highly recommend reading the first story of Cassie and Josh before picking this up although it can most definitely be read as a standalone. I just feel the prior parts help set the scene better and also because ‘No Reverse’ is one of my favourite stories! This is a lovely read and I’m glad to have had the chance to read this story.
About the Author Marion loves to share happy vibes, talk book crush, fictional boyfriends and sexual chemistry with like-minded people. And because she spends most of her days on her own deep inside her writing cave—and under the grey London sky—, you are welcome to come and say ‘hello’ from time to time. Just to make sure she doesn’t sink into insanity. Her friends, family and arch-enemies (there are quite a few) will be forever grateful for your help. Blog | Twitter | Facebook
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