Book Review-That Second Chance by Meghan Quinn

Book Review-That Second Chance by Meghan Quinn

Book Review-That Second Chance by Meghan QuinnThat Second Chance by Meghan Quinn
Series: Getting Lucky #1
Published by Montlake Romance on May 7, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 330
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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It was supposed to be an innocent night, celebrating my brother’s birthday. Nothing was supposed to go wrong. We’d vowed to be on our best behavior after all . . .
But it only took one rowdy night with my brothers to flip my world upside down. One unlucky encounter saddled us with a family curse and the promise of doomed relationships. I laughed it off immediately. “Yeah, right,” I thought. “A love curse. Ha!”
Boy, was I wrong.
Word spreads quickly in a town like mine; rumors about that night soon made us the most eligible yet untouchable bachelors in Port Snow, Maine. As a subject of endless gossip and speculation, I could kiss my dating life goodbye.
It would have stayed that way if Ren Winters, the new girl in town, hadn’t crashed into my life. Brave, beautiful, and smart—her vivacious thirst for a fresh start has given me hope that maybe, just maybe, I can have one too.
Everyone wishes for that second chance . . . but could this really be mine?

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

That Second Chance is the first book in the “Getting Lucky” series and it’s also the first book that I have ever read from this author. I have seen this author all over the place for quite a few years and I have loved seeing other romance creators and influencers rave about this author and her wonderful stories. I had always wondered what all the hype was about and now I definitely understand why she is so loved here. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one, I don’t always do so well with hyped books, they can go either way for me though so I never know what will happen. But with this author, I definitely am eager to try more of her work because “That Second Chance” was a story that blew my heart away, I had so much fun with it and it delivered in ways that I didn’t see coming. If you like

That Second Chance is a fun and sexy romance set in a coastal small town that features:

  • Griffin– an alpha mellow, widower, protective, strong, yet sweet.
  • Ren– a feminine woman that is a teacher, kind and relatable, looking for a fresh start in her life

That Second Chance is a story that starts off with our hero, where we see the setup of the story and the series. Griffin and his brothers are celebrating in New Orleans, but cross paths with a fortune-teller who sets a curse upon them and it didn’t become real until Griffin’s wife dies of a heart attack, and now the family believes that they are truly cursed from finding love and holding onto it. It’s now been two years and Griffin is still closed off from everyone, just going through the motions of life. Not believing that he is worth finding love or happiness and that he is to blame for his wife dying. Ren is moving from California all the way to a small town in Maine, as much as she loves her parents, she needs space to be her own woman and find out what she is capable of and needs a fresh start. But on her first day in town, she ends up running into a ditch thanks to a crazy moose, and who rescues her is none other than Griffin who works part-time as a firefighter. Griffin and Ren are complete opposites from each other, but there is a solid bond of friendship that builds between them from the very beginning, But there is a wall that Griffin puts around himself, and Ren along with the matchmaking machinations of his family, starts to weaken those walls, but only Griffin can put the past behind him and embrace the future with Ren who has taught him how to live again….

Ever since she’s moved here, Ren has wiggled her way into my life one conversation at a time, to the point that I get so goddamn excited whenever she’s around, my heart taking flight, my hands itching to touch her, to press her body up against mine, to finally find out what it’s like to feel her lips glide across mine.

That Second Chance was such a delightful read and to be honest, I never expected that prologue to be such a beginning because it tore me apart but it also just pulled me into the story so quickly. I fell so hard for Griffin, from the very start of the story. We see such conflicting personality differences in him, and this definitely also has a “Grumpy Sunshine” feel to the story which really worked for me. The hero is so alpha at times but has a tender sweetheart so I would categorize him as alpha mellow. You will feel drawn to Griffin and see what losing his wife did to him, but then you see such growth as Ren enters his life who is like a ray of sunshine for him. Their romance starts off slow and steady, they bond pretty quickly as friends which turns into something deeper. Ren was such a delightful heroine, although at the beginning I was unsure haha she definitely won me over very quickly. I love her kind heart and how she is so devoted to the hero. And once Griffin starts to soften the walls that he has built, is where the romance really kicks off and the steam in this story is powerful and strong. So be ready for that, I am not always prepared for small-town romances to have such high heat content. Griffin and Ren being together just captivated my soul in such a remarkable way. This story embodies such a tender heart within its simple growths and challenges. The family dynamics in this one is truly superb in every way. This FAMILY just cracked me up and I just couldn’t get enough of it. I can’t wait to read the brother’s books.

“Yeah.” She snuggles in close. “You’re Griffin Knightly, this untouchable man with a beautiful heart and a drop-dead-sexy body. It’s hard for me to imagine that the guy who pulled me out of my wrecked car is actually holding me right now.”

Overall I found That Second Chance is a winning star of a romance that fed my romantic heart with soul and emotion that embodies all the aspects I adore in a sweet charming tale, Meghan Quinn is a solid author that I can easily get behind. This story satisfies in every way by delivering all the range of emotion and a deeply intimate love tale that captures the reader’s focus with blinding speed.


About Meghan Quinn

When I was in high school I occasionally read books but was consumed by other teenage things so I didn't take the time to appreciate a good book on a cloudy day, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch. It wasn't until I received a Kindle for Christmas one year that my world completely flipped upside down. When looking for books I came across the Contemporary Romance genre and was sold and I haven't turned back since.

You can either find my head buried in my Kindle, listening to inspiring heart ripping music or typing away on the computer twisting and turning the lives of my characters while driving my readers crazy with anticipation.

​I currently reside in beautiful Colorado Springs where the sun is always shining and there is a trail waiting to be hiked on every corner. I share a lovely and warm home with the love of my life and my five, four-legged children.

4 thoughts on “Book Review-That Second Chance by Meghan Quinn

  1. Yay!! So happy to see you loved Meghan’s writing! I’ve only had a chance to read a couple of hers–and will be adding this one to my TBR!–but I’ve adored the characters, the storylines, and the heat level. lol Great review!!

  2. Yes, to all of this. I actually got tears in my eyes as I read this review. This book (and the next one) were so emotional for me. I am so happy you loved it! And how awesome is their home town and the sibling shenanigans.

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