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Romancing the Weekend: Second Chance Romances

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So many books…so little time. Yes, there are so many books available to read at bargain prices that it’s difficult to know where to start or what to pick.

By the same token, many wonderful  books go undiscovered by the vast majority of readers.

Most readers like a certain kind of romance, but they have to read dozens of blurbs before taking a chance on a book.


I thought I’d lend a helping hand by spotlighting books with various Romance Themes, or Tropes as Authors call them.

Each Thursday, I’ll feature a few books that meet requirements for a specific Romance Theme in a Romancing the Weekend post. 


I’m kicking this feature off with romance novels that are called Second Chance Romance. This kind of romance is about a couple who once were in love, but something happened to break them apart.

They meet at a later time and find the attraction, that spark, is still there. Circumstances or other people may bring them together again, and they begin to wonder if they should give the relationship a second chance.

You’ll find this kind of Romance Trope in every genre of Romance: sweet, spicy, contemporary, historical, paranormal, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, Women’s action adventure, mystery romance, and women’s fiction. (I’m sure I left out a few.)

Readers, if you enjoy this type of content, please let me know with a Comment.

Authors if you want to have a book featured here, email me using the Contact Page.

By Suzanne Winslow

Where there’s smoke there’s fire…

Third grade teacher Jenifer Nichols is getting her life back on track. The widowed single mother has worked hard to regain her pride and independence while carrying the guilt of her estranged husband’s death. 

Her new home in Grand Rapids provides a fresh start for her and her six-year-old son. Jenifer no longer believes in happy endings, but sparks ignite when the handsome firefighter across the street saves her son from a terrible accident.

Career firefighter Matthew Barnes missed the kind of childhood other kids had. Proud of his job protecting others, he longs to have a family, but a childhood accident means he can’t have kids of his own. Then, just as sparks are turning into flames with Jenifer, his past suddenly threatens to turn his dreams of a bright future into ashes.

Defining what it means to be a family can be complicated. Jenifer and Matt have both been burned by love before. Taking a second chance will take courage and commitment. But their happily ever after could go up in smoke before it has the chance to catch fire.


By Liz Flaherty

Syd Cavanaugh is beginning a “year of firsts” with the road trip she’d promised her husband she’d take after his death.

An unplanned detour lands her in Fallen Soldier, Pennsylvania, where she meets Clay McAlister, the interesting and intelligent editor of the local paper.

While neither of them is interested in a romantic relationship, their serious case of being “in like” seems to push them that way. 
However, Clay’s heart condition doesn’t harbinger a very secure future, and Syd’s already lost one man she loved to a devastating illness—she isn’t about to lose another.
Where can this relationship possibly go?


Seduction can be pretty funny—especially when both sides play dirty!

“I loved this book! If you haven’t read JUST ONE LOOK, you’re missing out on a great story. It’s humorous, sexy to the max, and just plain entertaining.” —Netgalley

What would you do if the gynecologist subbing for your regular doctor turned out to be your first love from high school?

Successful psychologist Dr. Jennifer Monroe does what any normal, well-adjusted woman would do. She makes an excuse to send the doctor and nurse from the room, dives into her clothes, and flees!

Unfortunately, her running away makes conscientious Dr. Matt Penrose conclude she has some kind of sexual hangup. For her health, he’s determined to refer her to another doctor, but she refuses to take his calls. He wants to find a way to talk to her so he can suggest counseling for what he thinks are emotional problems.

Jennifer never wants to see him again. Dallas is a big city. What are the odds that she’ll run into him again? Even money when Fate lends a hand.


Each of these books is on Kindle Unlimited so you can read for free if you’re a subscriber. If you like, or love a book you read, please do the Author a favor and leave a review.

Joan Reeves aka SlingWords: The Word Slinging Adventures of Joan Reeves


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