Published: December 5, 2013
Format: via NetGalley
Publisher: Carina Press
SynopsisWhen a storm strands Claire Hanlin in Chicago on Christmas Eve, the last person she expects to come to her rescue is Logan Dawes, the man she almost married two years ago. The chemistry between them is dangerously potent, but with nowhere else to go, Claire accepts Logan's offer to stay with him for the night.
Back in the home they shared, surrounded by reminders of Logan and his young daughter, Claire begins to realize how much she misses the family she almost had. After a few cups of Christmas cheer, she falls right back into her ex's arms—even though she knows it means setting herself up for heartbreak all over again.
The magic of the season has thrown him together with the woman he's never stopped loving, and Logan's not about to pass up this gift. He's not the workaholic he was two years ago—his family comes first. Now all he has to do is prove it to Claire, before the snow stops and she flies out of his life for good.
My ThoughtsThis is just what I needed in a great Christmas novella. It has lots of love, forgiveness and the miracle of second chances. Season of Second Chances is a wonderfully written novella about Claire who is snowed in Chicago and runs into her ex Logan. We come to find out that Claire and Logan had a long relationship but have broken up after having different views on life. The last straw for Claire was when Logan put work over family and wasn’t there when she needed him.
Fast forward years later fate has lead them to be at the same place at the same time. At first Claire refuses to stay with Logan but breaks down when she has no other options. While spending the next few days snowed in, old memories and feelings start to overwhelm both of them. Will this time be different or have things never changed? Is it all in the perfect timing or is this just a sign that things weren’t meant to be?
To me this just felt like a real story. As if this could really be happening. We all want those second chances, the chance to do something that we regretted. I’m a big believer in those, I hate having those “what-if” thoughts. You know always wondering if things would’ve been different if you choose to do the opposite of what you did. I also believe in fate. That things were meant to happen rather it be for good or bad. Some things in life are just way beyond rational thought or feelings.
This is one read that will read true to all of us. We can all find something in here that we can relate to. So if you want a quick holiday read feel free to pick this one up it wont disappoint.