Who hasn’t spent time wondering about the one that got away? Even if it wasn’t a match made in heaven, we still fantasize about the potential of something that almost happened, if only … he hadn’t cheated, gone away to college, or fallen in love with someone else. You get the idea. The list of obstacles in the way of true love is endless. Perhaps that’s why we rejoice when two people that are obviously meant to be together finally figure out how to make magic happen again.
First Love, Second Chance by Brenda Novak
When the heroine, Katie Rogers, returns to Dundee, Idaho, she’s not in the best of shape. Life in the big city has led her down a rocky path of heartache and financial instability, not to mention pregnancy by a man who definitely was not Mr. Right. Katie’s complete vulnerability makes First Love, Second Chance a compelling read. Like us, she’s flawed. We are rooting for her all the way, as she struggles with the challenges of learning to trust her own judgment and her heart with her first love, Booker Robinson.
Her Second Chance Billionaire Sweetheart by Bree Livingston
Who wouldn’t want to read a book with two of our favorite themes: billionaire boyfriend who never stopped loving you even though ten long years have passed and a second chance to make your romantic dreams come true. I’m smiling already. Emma Lane has no idea why her high school sweetheart, Grayson Matthews, abandoned her. Their perfectly plotted life included plans of marriage after they graduated from high school. But Emma’s dreams are shattered when Grayson mysteriously disappears from her life. Devastated, she can’t imagine that her seemingly loving father has masterminded the plan to keep Grayson away from her. With each turn of the page, we cheer for heartbroken Emma and loyal Grayson to find their way back to each other.
Reckless Love: A Second Chance Standalone Romance (Wild Love Book 1) by J. Saman
What do you do when the one you love callously abandons the relationship, leaving you hurt and wondering what went wrong? Jason reappears in her life four long years later, and Lyric must decide if she’s willing to give him another chance. She’s finally moved on, but he’s back and ready to recapture the relationship they once enjoyed. Lyric must decide if she’ll allow Jason to saunter back into her life and possibly leave her heartbroken once again.
Helluva Engineer by Shirley Penick
It’s been ten years since Engineer Steve Sampson broke the heart of his college sweetheart, Patricia Decatur. Patricia, also an engineer, is working at a university where Steve is scheduled to be the guest speaker. When a variety of circumstances leave him without a place to stay, will Patricia open her home and heart to the man who callously left her behind? Not if Steve’s ex-wife has anything to say about it.
Texting Titan: A Second Chance, College Football Romance by Kaci Rose
There’s nothing like a second chance romance that includes sports, secret text messages, and a life-altering kiss. Denver, a conscientious, handsome football player, helps Avery, the unassuming heroine, see that her current boyfriend is unfaithful. Does Avery remember the special moment she shared with Denver during their freshman year? More importantly, is she willing to pick up where she left off with this truly good guy?
Second chance novels are about deciding to trust the one person who has the power to break your heart… again. The heroine and hero ultimately take that intimidating leap of faith, understanding that love is worth the risk because nothing else can bring them that level of joy. These couples lift our spirits as we cheer them on as they overcome life’s obstacles and declare victory in embracing their future happiness.