Author: Michelle Lynn
Series: Love Surfaced
Publisher: self-published
Published: February 10, 2016
Genre: new adult contemporary romance, 2nd chance romance

Synopsis:

Taylor Delaney is the love of my life. She’s also the one I’ve hurt the most. Two years ago, I made a disastrous mistake. One I’m not sure I can make amends from.

But I have to try, because I’m nothing without her.

Brad Ashby’s here, in my hometown, asking for a second chance. All those unresolved feelings for him have resurfaced. Not that they ever went away. I know I should run him out of the town, but I can’t.

He needs to know that I wasn’t the only one who was deceived.

Even if we gave our relationship another try, how can we rebuild what’s been destroyed? If we weren’t strong enough then, what makes us strong enough now?

**I received an advance copy of this book,
but that did not influence the review**

Rating:   sweet stars  That first paragraph wow’d. The raw honesty of it…I couldn’t help but want to know Brad, even though he had some really big regrets… I can admit I kind of fell for him right then and there. It’s ok if you judge me, he redeemed himself big time and I was glad Taylor give him a second chance.

I think what I loved most about this story (besides sexy as hell Brad Ashby) is that while yes, secrets had been kept and mistakes had been made, all that all ended in the past. This book was about healing, about moving forward and taking a chance. It could have so easily drummed up so much drama but it didn’t, and that’s because both Taylor and Brad had really matured so much. I soaked up their honesty about how scared they were and relished every touch, every kiss, every gesture that brought them closer together.

The romance was sweet and just the right amount of hot. It was a second chance romance, but I really could feel them discovering each other all over again. I think my favorite parts were the sweet, chaste kisses. They symbolized so much.

I want to touch on the cover. In all honesty it’s what drew me to the book in the first place. It is saying so much and I love it… yet after reading the book it doesn’t make sense. They were never out swimming and it doesn’t tie in. oh well….

The secondary characters in this story were great. I have not read the first book, but I know Piper and Tanner have some kind of epic love and I’m going to need to read their journey. My favorite secondary character though, was Brad’s mom. She pulled on my heartstrings and I really felt the true love she had for her son and family. It radiated out of her and I loved her! On the flip side there were quite a few bitchy women in this book, and they were a little over the top. I know women can be mean, but it’s usually behind the back, not to the face like several women in this story were to Taylor. I don’t know if it needed to be done so strongly. It didn’t take away from anything, but didn’t add anything either.

Rec this? YES! A heartfelt story about second chance love, forgiving, and falling in love all over again. I am looking forward to discovering more works by Michelle Lynn.

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