When Stella Jo Chandler gets an offer to work at the Second Chance Ranch celebrity rehab facility right after graduating from Texas A&M, she’s tempted to turn it down. She wants to help real people with real problems, not spoiled celebrities going on vacation for publicity. But growing up on her family’s ranch left her with a love of horses that draws her to the opportunity. How bad can babysitting a bunch of strung out celebrities be?
What she didn’t count on was being roped into a tangled mess with infamous rocker and three-time rehab drop out Van Ransom on her first day. And she sure didn’t expect to feel the overwhelming attraction that pulls her to the man who has more issues than she can count on both hands. Like the hotel rooms and tour buses he’s famous for trashing, the havoc he could wreak on Stella’s heart would be irreparable.
Van isn’t at Second Chance for publicity or because he’s suffering from “exhaustion”. He’s on the brink of destruction, and he needs the kind of help Stella isn’t sure she can give. But without her, he’ll lose everything. Because he’s on his last second chance.
Title: Last Second Chance (Second Chance #1)
Author: Caisey Quinn
Release Date: May 12th, 2014
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I started reading Caisey Quinn’s novels about 6 months ago and I have been extremely impressed with all of the books I have read so far – I admit that I have read a few. Last Second Chance is one of those novels that I really enjoyed. Not only does it have that dramatic element, it is also entertaining and an intriguing read.
Van has hit rock bottom and has been forced to attend rehab at the Last Second Chance Ranch in order to save his career in the music industry. As Van enters the rehab facility, he bumps into Stella Jo (literally!) who is also new to the ranch; though she is an employee. There is an instant spark between these two characters and it is a real treat to watch them interact with each other, and to watch the dynamics of their relationship evolve.
Both of these characters have somewhat tortured past; whether it be losing a loved one or being involved in a terrible accident, their scars and pain runs deep. With an employee-patient fraternisation rule; will they risk everything to be together? Can they both mend each others scars?
I am a huge fan of Caisey’s Kylie Ryans series, so I felt like I had to compare this book to her previous work. Last Second Chance was a lot steamier than anything that Caisey has previously released. Where I have found that her other books have focused on the relationship between the main characters and an intriguing back-story, I felt like this books was mainly about the characters and their relationship and spark. I would have liked to have found out more about the events that lead to the pain that these characters experience – though this is just my opinion and I still loved the story. I was extremely happy with the ending of this book and it definitely made the entire story that much more of a delight to read. This book was a standalone but there will be a interconnected sequel that will tell the story of two new characters. I look forward to seeing what Caisey brings us next! :)
About the Author:
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places.
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