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Second Chance (Summers Saga)

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  11 reviews
"Avalin Summers's life changes forever when she is told her parents may not be dead. " In the romantic suspense novel "Second Chance," Karina Harris weaves an intriguing tale of hope and uncertainty in the story of Avalin Summers, an art student who is fiercely loyal to her older brothers, Jaden and Quinn. When Jaden requests a family meeting at their childhood farm in Col ...more
Paperback, 291 pages
Published February 2nd 2010 by Tate Publishing & Enterprises
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Avalin Summers is called home to a farm in Colorado for a family meeting with her two older brothers, Jayden and Quinn. She had always believed that her parents were killed in a plane crash in Europe 5 years ago. Her oldest brother Jayden has just been informed by an FBI agent that it is possible her parents are still alive and living in Portugal. John and Rosemary Summers had been working with the government to find an antidote for a chemical similar to anthrax. The family was never aware of th ...more
Alyssa Pierce
Let me start by saying that you should NOT judge this book by its cover (old cliche, I know, but you know you judge!). While the outside might seem simple, the story contained within is full of suspense, action, mystery, and romance.

Avalin Summers and her siblings are led to believe that their parents were killed in a plane crash five years ago. That all changes one day when gorgeous FBI agent Ian Martin shows up on their doorstep one day and tells them that their parents may in fact still be
I was surprised by this book from a local author. Don't know if it was privately published or not. The author seems to be a pretty good story teller. The book was immediately engaging, pretty fast paced, and had a fairly good plot with a romantic subplot. Weaknesses included too many "good guys" in a world of international intrigue and too goody-goody in general. Too, I was confused: what genre is this? I thought it was a mystery but then the romance took over; however, by the time the book ende ...more
Second Chance is an exciting, interesting read for fans of romantic suspense.

Author, Karina Harris, beckons her readers to jump right into the complicated life of Avalin Summers on the very first page. As the story begins, Avalin and her brothers are trying to adjust and grieve the unexpected loss of their parents when they receive word that their parents may actually still be alive.

As the siblings begin to process the news that their parents may have had connections to spy activities, they al
Mar 18, 2011 Andrea rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Second Chance is a romantic suspense novel ,a compelling story of love and intrigue which is pretty fast paced, The story has a fairly good plot that kept me interested to the very last page of the book. Like several other readers have mentioned the story seems to dwell in the romance category more than the suspense or mystery category's. Over all the book was a good read.
Sandra Cromwell
It was a romantic suspense novel weaving an intriguing tale of hope and uncertainity. The development of all the characters made the story interesting. The characters are thrown together by circumstances fraught with danger, betrayal and heartache.
Matthew DeBettencourt
Second Chance is a romantic suspense novel that follows Avalin Summers and FBI Agent Ian Martin as they try to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of Summers' parents, who were known to have been killed in a plane crash five years before. Summers and Martin travel to Portugal with Avalin's brother Quinn to find answers. As the truth unfolds, and a conspiracy is uncovered, so does a high-risk romance between Avalin and Ian.

I have never had much insterest in romance novels, and while ther
Bunny  Ninaber
Karin Harris spins a romantic thread throughout her saga of double agents and espionage. In Second Chance, the parents of the Summers Family have been missing, presumed dead for five long years. Then Ian Martin shows up with a completely different scenario. Hope is restored and a search ensues. Avalin and her brother step into a dangerous new world where they are never sure who they can trust or what lurks around the corner.
Karina writes with exquisite detail that carries the reader along as tho
Jordan Charles
Karina Harris is an amazing writer who keeps you wanting more. Second Chance is an interesting book that you won't be able to put down! The intense stories and the "on your toes" feeling with keep you wanting more. The love story within the mistery to find out more about the Summers' lost family will bring you back for more. I am proud to know Karina as a personal friend to my mom and a wonderful expiring author!
Harris writes a compelling story of love and intrigue in Second Chance. I enjoyed following the story of Avalin and Ian and their budding romance as they travel the world searching for clues to the past. I questioned the publishers decision to list this as suspense as the majority of the story seems to dwell in the romance category. If you love a good romance then do not miss Second Chance.
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This looks like it will be a great book to read.
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