Series: Second Shot #3
Author: Sara Jane Stone
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Source: Publisher for Review
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In the third installment in Sara Jane Stone's dazzling Second Shot series, a beautiful but broken woman must decide if true love is worth risking everything...including her freedom.
After a year spent living in hiding—with no end in sight—Caroline Andrews wants to reclaim her life. But the lingering trauma from her days serving with the marines leaves her afraid to trust the tempting logger who delivers friendship and the promise of something more.
Following an accident that nearly robbed him of his hopes for the future, Josh Summers believes life has given him a second chance. He wants to settle down with the woman who stole his attention and his heart. And he’s willing to wait until she’s ready to be more than “just friends.” When fear of discovery leaves Caroline pretending to be his date, Josh tempts her to try the real thing—a relationship built on trust, not lies.
But then the past threatens and Caroline must risk everything—including her freedom—to bury her demons before she can take a chance on happy-ever-after.
You ever get that feeling of glee when you fall in love with a character and after so much waiting, you finally get your hands on his book? I fell hard for Josh back in Sara Jane Stone's Independence Falls series. He was the background brother that was always around, but was never really front and center until his accident. After that moment, I knew there was something special about him and I had my fingers crossed that he would eventually get his own story. When Sara started the Second Shot series, my hope started to fade until we meet Caroline. If there was ever a woman that was strong enough to help Josh heal, it would be her. And in turn, Josh helped Caroline feel safe for the first time in years. As the series progressed, Josh woo'd her in the only way he could - through baked goods. Who wouldn't want to be woo'd with cinnamon rolls, pies, and brownies? He may be bad for a diet, but the man can help you work off all those extra calories in several fun ways. The main reason why I loved Mixing Temptation was because it was Josh and Caroline, two characters that deserved happiness and they brought out the best in each other. I didn't want this book to end because I didn't want to leave them until I knew they were going to be okay. And you know what? They will be. Sara, thank you for that. Sara Jane Stone continues to be one of my new go-to authors when I want something a bit different. Her characters are fabulous and her writing has depth. My wish now is that we get more Ryan and Helena in the future.
After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream-writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Join Sara Jane’s newsletter to receive new release information, news about contests, giveaways, and more! Visit www.sarajanestone.com and look for her newsletter entry form.