There is something about a second chance romance that just pulls at the heartstrings. It pulls you in and you HAVE you know how they make it work a second time!
This is the reason I have written several of them!
The first one I wrote was The Cowboy and His Best Friend.
Who meets their soul mate at 6 years old?
We were 6 when Colt saved my life. Not for one second could I deny the bond that formed between us after that. Truth be told, it scared the hell out of me. Who meets their soul mate before learning to drive their first pick-up truck? So, I ran. Yet years later, when a tragic accident lands me in the hospital, he’s right back by my side and refusing to budge. I know I messed up when I left him. Is a second chance even possible? Or does the cowboy womanizer now enjoy a new filly each night too much to resign himself to one saddle?
I knew at 10 I was going to marry her. We would run the ranch together and fill our lives with sticky-faced kids and prize-winning cattle. When I thought of the future, all I saw was her. Then, she vanished. Heart shattered, I paid little mind to the rumors spreading like wildfire about me through the small town gossip mill. Until I finally faced the second chance I had been praying for. Now, I’ll do whatever it takes to prove to her there’s no truth to the playboy rumors, and that what we have is worth the risk.
Slide into the saddle and gallop into this sizzlin’ cowboy romance set in the kind of small town that treasures porch swings and sweet tea!
Also Book 2 in the Chasing the Sun Duet, Sunset is a Second Chance Romance
No matter what I’m not opening up my heart again, even if he’s great at warming my bed.
Jasper blew out of town taking my heart with him. He swore he’d never come back. Last I heard he was some famous chef in a big city.
Then I’m at the farmer’s market and there he is in vivid color. So, I do what any sane person would do, I throw a kiwi at him and leave.
Then a storm blows in washing out the only bridge off this island and now we are stuck together.
To make matters worse? My chef quits and the only option I have is to bring in Jasper per his mother’s suggestion.
Oh, and our mayor is trying to turn our small town into a major tourist spot, my best friend is in a fake relationship with a Hollywood Movie Star, and I just saw Jasper with his shirt off.
How did my life get here?
No matter what I’m not opening up my heart again, even if he’s great at warming my bed.
I also have a football second chance romance. Texting Titan, a second chance college football romance.
What do you do when your teammate is dating the girl you love?
Not just dating but cheating on her too?
Well, I stole her number from his phone and started texting her, without telling her who I was.
The plan sounded good late at night.
In the light of day, I’m not so sure.
But she is still texting me.
Even after I help her catch her boyfriend cheating, she doesn’t hate me.
She doesn’t trust football players though.
I just hope I can make her fall in love with me enough that she won’t hate me when she finds out who I am.
Now when is the perfect time to tell her I’ve been in love with her for years from afar?
Preferably without sounding like a creepy stalker.
On to my list of the top 10 BEST Second Chance Romance books!
Now, these are in no order just the order I pulled them from my Kindle!
Broken Miles by Claire Kingsley
This is part of her Miles family series that is SOOO GOOD!
A stoic hero who’s soft on the inside.
A sassy heroine who doesn’t take any sh*t.
Lots of shenanigans.
Mattress burning bonfires.
“She was unraveling me, slowly but surely. I could feel it happening. Like she was gently unbuttoning the collar of a shirt that fit too tight.”
Single-minded drive earned Roland Miles success—and cost him his first love. When his marriage to Zoe ended, he did the only thing he knew. He dove into work to put his heartbreak behind him.
Zoe Sutton’s life hasn’t exactly gone to plan. She certainly didn’t plan on losing Roland or moving home to work for his family’s winery. Four years after their divorce, she wonders if her chance at happily ever after is behind her.
After discovering his family might lose their land, Roland comes home to help sort out the mess. But between his brothers’ antics, a baby sister who’s all grown up, and a father keeping secrets, complicated isn’t even the half of it.
And then there’s Zoe.
He didn’t come home looking for a second chance with her. But the more time they spend together, the more he realizes what they lost. What they could have again.
Because the truth is, they broke each other’s hearts. And maybe they’re the only ones who can put them back together.
Finding You Again by Reese Hart
A small town romance.
The world was his for the taking.
But it turns out all he wanted was her.
Part of the Willa Creek series
The world was his for the taking. But it turns out all he wanted was me.
Not that you’d know it by how he left all those years ago.
He was my first love. My true love.
But he turned his back on me. He never looked back.
Now he’s here.
Staring at me and the heart he left in pieces.
Seeing him used to excite me.
Used to. I’m not happy he’s back.
He destroyed me.
Years might have passed but the anger I’ve lived with makes moving on difficult. I shouldn’t want to hear him out.
I can’t allow him to hurt me a second time. But my heart and mind won’t come to terms.
I don’t want to wonder if his kisses will make my pulse race again. We can’t go back in time to erase all that pain.
And yet in all that anger, I can’t get rid of an annoying little question in the back of my brain.
Could we make it work this time?
Mountain Man’s Fate by K.C Crowne
Part of the Mountain Men of Liberty Series.
Second chance romantic suspense. Each book can be read on its own.
Transport yourself into the charming and magical town of Liberty, Utah
Who doesn’t love a rugged mountain man?
A secret this BIG could move mountains.
There are three things I know about Eli:
1. I broke his heart over a decade ago.
2. The reason I left him was unspeakable. A secret I’ve kept hidden all these years.
3. Even though I’m engaged to another man I’m still madly in love with him. How is this my life!?!
And now, Eli’s about to receive the biggest shock of his life.
But are there some wounds that time simply can’t heal?!?
Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland
Wedding sex anyone?
It’s all fun and games until he shows up on her mom’s doorstep.
Who doesn’t like a book that STARTS with the sex?
My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.
We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.
I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.
We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.
I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.
I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.
Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?
Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…
Moonshot by Alessandra Torre
Part sports romance, part second chance romance.
Sex baseball player….
The perfect amount of suspense.
Plus this book is a New York Times Bestseller.
It’s worth your time to read!
Baseball shouldn’t be a game of life and death…
The summer that Chase Stern entered my life, I was seventeen. The daughter of a legend, the Yankees were my family, their stadium my home, their dugout my workplace. My focus was on the game. Chase…he started out a distraction. A distraction with sex appeal poured into every inch of his six foot frame. A distraction who played like a God yet partied like a Devil.
I tried to stay away. I couldn’t.
Then, the team started losing.
Women started dying.
And everything in my perfect world broke apart.
Her Football Star Ex by Judy Corry
I was very hesitant to read this one because their marriage ended when he had a drunken one night stand and cheating just isn’t my thing.
But after seeing the reviews I will say I’m glad I picked it up.
It’s beautifully done I always love a good sports romance.
She swore off the man who broke her heart. He’s determined to win her back.
When Emerson hears a rumor that her ex-husband, NFL quarterback Vincent Lake, is bringing a plus-one to a wedding they’re both set to attend, she signs up for online dating and hopes to find a guy impressive enough to make her famous ex jealous for the night.
Vincent should be on top of the world when he leads his team to the playoffs, but when his best friend accidentally matches with Emerson, it’s like a dagger to his heart. He knows she deserves happiness after his betrayal broke their family apart, but watching her move on is proving harder than winning the Super Bowl.
But when they’re thrown together before the wedding, and sparks reignite, Emerson begins to believe Vincent truly regrets his mistake. And even though forgiveness seems impossible, Vincent dares to hope the best love stories can come after the biggest heartbreaks.
The Billionaire’s Second Chance by Weston Parker
A Billionaire + second chance romance
Mix in a little brother’s best friend.
Add a fake relationship.
Fake it with me.
That’s what he wanted. My best friend’s brother.
Oh, you know the one.
Tall. Messy brown hair. Rich as hell.
And my ex-boyfriend that I let go years ago to give him freedom to make something of himself.
But the past is the past, and honestly, I’m broke.
I could use a pick-me-up, and his offer not only helps my pocketbook, but lets me get some points with my best friend too.
Did I mention the man is hot enough to melt me and every other woman in the room? *girly sigh*
Besides, his career as a Hollywood producer is on the line. And I’m a good person. Sometimes.
Sticking it to his lying, cheating fiancée is something I’m 100% down for.
I didn’t give him up to have some floozy tear his heart out and ruin his future.
So fake it, I must.
Until I can’t. My head knows it isn’t real, but my heart?
I’m falling hard. Again. He’s always been the one.
Time to give my fake billionaire boyfriend a second chance.
Or is it?
Second Chance Hero by Kimberly Readnour
Book 1 in the Bad Boy redemption series.
Another sexy baseball player.
They dated in college.
He let her go, no he wants her back.
Meet bad boy pitcher, Zach Pritchett in this second chance romance…
Two things I love: baseball and Lacey Stark. Back in college, I had them both. But after graduation, I made the biggest mistake of my life. I let Lacey go.
Five years later, I can’t complain. A Cy Young winner, I’ve achieved what I set out to do–pitching in the Major Leagues. Life is great.
Until it’s not.
And the day it all went south? The day Lacey Stark appeared at my post press conference. The reality of not having her slams against my chest. Lacey’s still sexy as hell, sporting more curves and a little more sass. Pitching in the Major’s isn’t the only thing I want anymore. Now, it’s time to go after what I’ve denied myself all these years. I want Lacey and will stop at nothing until I make her mine.
Lacey seems determined to stay away, but we belong together. I know this. I just need to convince her to give me another chance.
Because one thing is guaranteed, I won’t stop until she’s back in my arms.
Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins
This is book 3 in the Blue Heron series.
Small waterside town.
Huggins is a great storyteller with some fun subplots.
She and her twin brother own a bar.
Is your first love worth a second chance…?
Colleen O’Rourke is in love with love…just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell broke her heart…an experience Colleen doesn’t want to have again, thanks. Since then, she’s been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends.
But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who’s ever been able to crack her defenses. Seems like maybe they’ve got some unfinished business waiting for them—but to find out, Colleen has to let her guard down, or risk losing a second chance with the only man she’s ever loved.
Rough Love by Lauren Landish
Cowboy and Second chances.
This is book one of her famous Tannen Boys series.
But it can be read as a standalone.
Plus … sexy cowboys!
Second chances aren’t easy.
Sometimes, it takes some Rough Love.
Bruce Tannen is known as Brutal from his days as a monster on the football field.
But now, he’s a farmhand on what used to be his family’s land, and change is all around him.
New family. New expectations. New friends.
It’s all fine by him until he runs into the one woman to ever hold his heart.
Allyson left him a lifetime ago, but she’s the only thing that’s ever felt right.
In his arms, in his heart, and in his life.
Something’s different, though. She’s a shadow of her former self, and he wonders what could’ve dulled her shine.
He can help fight her demons and bring back her sunny smile, but should he?
Allyson Meyers had her life all figured out, but a wrong turn took her on a journey she never imagined.
Not even in her worst nightmares.
But she’s stronger now for the one person who matters… her son, Cooper.
Being a single mother is a burden she’s grateful to bear alone until she sees a pair of all-too-familiar broad shoulders and dark, knowing eyes that remind her of who she once was.
Bruce was the one she’d left behind. The path she should’ve taken.
It’s too bad you can’t rewrite history. But if she’s brave enough, can they create a new future?
Can Bruce open his heart to the one that shattered it in the first place? And can Allyson blend who she is now with who she used to be, and live the happily ever after she should’ve had?
Here are a few more honorable mentions.
The Second Chance Plan by Lauren Blakely
Mad About Moon by Melissa Foster
The Last Second Chance by Lucy Score
Wait for Me by Tia Louise