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SECOND CHANCES
CHRISTLE GRAY
ISBN#: 978-1-934657-05-0
November 2008
Sapphire Blue Publishing
www.sapphirebluepublishing.com
E-book
$5.50
115 Pages
Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Kristin is a widow and owner of a struggling art gallery. A painful childhood left her a bit insecure about herself and the death of her husband devastated her.

David is a successful actor in a hit play and is engaged to Sophie, a popular, beautiful, and successful actress. The engagement is only for show until her movie is finished and he cannot wait to be free.

Neither David nor Kristin is in any position to start a new relationship. Kristin has recently lost the love of her life and is starting a new business in a new country. David is committed to a public relations engagement and his fake fiancee is obsessed with her image and career. The two can not fight their feelings, but, whether those feelings are strong enough to weather what is ahead is the question.

I really liked Kristin from the beginning. She has had a lot to deal with in her life, an absent father, a hateful mother, and a wonderful husband who died too young. Now she is starting over and beginning to make a success of her gallery. She has two very good friends who support her in her work and private life. Then she meets David; his character is likeable, but I kept wishing he would grow a spine. He lets Sophie walk all over him and almost destroy Kristin both personally and professionally. Most importantly, all of the sacrifices in the relationship were Kristin's, so unfair. I was happy she stood up for herself. Sophie's nickname from Ingrid, 'Psycho Sophie' suits her perfectly. The plot as well as the characters kept me hooked and I could not wait for the next twist. I love a strong heroine and Kristin was all that I could want and more. She really made this story and Ingrid is the epitome of a best friend.

Maura
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