Do you feel like your heroines all reflect (even if it’s just a little) a part of you? How do you most relate to Claire?
When you write, do you have many irons in the fire? Or do you prefer to focus on one project?
Most romantic holiday memory?
Logan is having a rough day. After getting a call that requires him to head out to a project and then having his flight get cancelled, all he wants is to make it home. To his surprise, he notices Claire and knows he should leave her alone but finds himself walking right up to her.
Logan ends up inviting Claire to stay with him until she can get home and this begins the rest of the story. These two characters still clearly love each other and regret the way things ended but they have been apart for two years. Things start out awkward and eventually they begin to see in each other just how much they still care and why they loved each other to begin with. They are also able to see just why they haven’t been able to get past it.
Claire wants to take a chance but remembers how much it hurt every time Logan would choose his work over her and that is something she isn’t really sure she could handle again. She definitely sees some changes in him, especially around his daughter, Sophia. Logan lets her paint his nails and she has put her stamp on the condo. All things that never would have happened two years ago when she left.
Through the rest of the story, both Claire and Logan come to realize what they want and what is really important to them. They also have to determine what they will and won’t do to be happy. Walsh does something in this story that isn’t always easy. She is able to bring the reader into the lives of these characters and over a fairly short period of time, gets you to care about what happens to them. I loved reading from both perspectives as it allowed me to see just how much the break up impacted them both as they came back together.
If you are looking for a quick holiday read, definitely check this one out. Logan definitely falls into the “hot, single dad” category and you don’t want to miss out! Another great story by Brighton Walsh!
Are you looking for a sweet, definitely sexy and absolutely wonderful holiday read?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When I sat down to read Season of Second Chances by Brighton Walsh, I expected to enjoy it. Mostly because I love the author and her words, but also because we’re approaching the holidays, and from the description, it sounded like the perfect book to curl up with.
Well, it was.
And I loved it.
We meet Claire on Christmas Eve. She’s stranded in the airport in Chicago, trying to make it to her sister’s house for Christmas. But the snow is pouring, and all flights have been cancelled. This sucks for her. Under normal circumstances, this would suck for anyone. However, we learn that Claire needs to get the hell out of Chicago for other reasons – reasons far more pressing and personal than wanting to trim a tree with her family.
And that reason is Logan.
Logan…hnnnnggg. (More on him later.)
We find out that Claire actually used to live in Chicago, that she had a whole life there. A life filled with a man whom she loved, his daughter, and the promise of a future with a family she adored. Unfortunately for Claire, she always felt like she came in second place to Logan’s job. And for that reason, two years ago, she made the decision to walk away.
But she’s never forgotten him.
And beyond that – she still loves him.
Damn, I adore a good love story about reconnection. And when Logan happens upon the put-out Claire and offers her a place to stay to ride out the storm, it becomes clear that that’s where this story is headed.
Logan – by the way – is my actual dream man. I know I love to read about various different men with different traits and personalities. But what I fantasize about and what I actually want are, in reality, very different. He’s someone who has his shit together, he has a career, a home, and a daughter who he loves and cares for. Oh, and he’s hot…and swoony…and hot. (Please to be seeing what I will now refer to as the “sweater scene” because from now on, I will always be turned on by a man who fills out a sweater stretched across his chest and stomach muscles. Thank you very much for that visual, Brighton.)
These two definitely have a lot to work through – their past, their lingering feelings, and their palpable chemistry that jumps from the page. And if you know this author, you know she brings the swoons and the heat. And did I mention the Daddy swoons? Because that’s another thing that just killed me dead in this story. Because Logan’s daughter, Sophie, made me want a stepchild of my very own. (And I don’t even really like kids.)
This story is like a Peppermint Mocha on a cold night – rich and decadent and sweet. And steaming hot. It’s the perfect treat to curl up with. And fans of contemporary romance will adore it…just like I did. So, now I’ll be trolling airports looking for hot single dads. Thank you for that, Brighton.