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Second Chance

(Pararescuemen #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Lieutenant Colin Beckett, US Air Force special ops, lost his wife in childbirth while off on a mission. Two years later, he’s still trying to come to grips with the guilt that tortures him. And to complicate matters, he finds himself undeniably attracted to his wife's sister, Emily. Struggling with his desire, he tells himself he doesn’t deserve a second chance with such a ...more
Published January 23rd 2012 by Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (first published January 21st 2012)
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Colin Beckett is a Lieutenant in the US Air Force Special Forces and is dedicated to his job. More so though since the day he lost his wife two years ago. Heart sick and riddled with guilt over her death Colin takes every possible mission to escape his life back home that includes his two year old daughter and his wife’s sister who takes care of her. Colin can’t stand disappointing his daughter and he knows that not being there for her mother he did so staying away is the best bet for him. And t ...more
Roxanne Faxon
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

It was a great short story kept my interest. I would recommend if looking for a quick read for someone with a busy schedule
Dec 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
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So once again, I was given an opportunity to review yet another 1 Night Stand book from the same titled series brought to us by the fabulous Decadent Publishing. You all know how much I enjoy this series so I always jump on the chance to review one of these books. I was intrigued by this particular story because of all of the par
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Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
I enjoyed this story, even more than I had anticipated. The author did an excellent job of creating realistic dialogue and interaction between all of the characters.

I enjoyed the characters of Colin and Emily; the author did an amazing job of character development considering the novella length. They are both trying to move beyond the tragic death of Tabitha – Colin’s wife & Emily’s sister. Each is compartmentalizing their pain in a different way. Colin is consumed with guilt over not being
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What do you do when your wife dies during childbirth right after you left for a "quickie" mission? For Colin Beckett, you leave your daughter with your sister-in-law, move into an apartment and sink yourself into your military career. He visits his daughter, but they leave him feeling guilty for all that was lost and the fact that he is attracted to his sister-in-law.

Emily has always had a thing for Colin, even before she introduced him to her sister. Now she wants to find a way to c
Kali Willows
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Second Chance had me glued to my monitor and my box of tissue. Ms. Gould has woven a passionate tale that had me emursed in the life of this devastated hero and played my heart strings.

This Special Opp soldier so desperately needed to resurrect his broken heart and spirit and embrace passion in his life again. He also needed to pick up the precious pieces of his past he couldn't bare to face for two years. Emily was a sincere and wonderful counterpart to this wounded alpha.

This was
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a good read and I will probally read it again. I felt the heartache that Colin went thru when losing his wife and then turning away from his child thinking he was doing what was best for her since he didn't want to let her down too. I also felt the love between Emily and what she wanted from Colin but he was afraid to give her due to letting her and his daughter down. He has feelings for Emily and wants to be there for his daughter but doesn't want to hurt either one of them. He feels l ...more
Romancing the Book
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by: Nichelle
Book provided by: Publisher
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

First of all let me say I almost didn’t want to review the story because of the whole sister connection. But then I reread the blurb and was extremely curious as to how this story would work as a romance.

Let me just say I loved Lt. Colin Beckett and I was rooting for him to have a happy ever after. Emily was sweet and I loved her for having taken on the responsibility
Apr 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, ipad, novella
Colin is in such a heart breaking situation. He has tragically lost his wife in child birth and as a result refuses to open his heart to anyone else, even his daughter. Emily has been in love with Colin for a long time. She knows she needs to break through to Colin to make him see that they are right for each other. My heart broke for Colin. What a horrible place to be in. I was so hoping for their HEA, I think Second Chance would have made a great longer story. I wanted more! I was also intrigu ...more
Kathleen Kelly
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Second Chance was a short, 38 page, contemporary romance novella which tells a bittersweet story of lost love. A story that tells how Colin loses his wife in childbirth and how his guilt takes over and he blames himself for the death of his wife because of his job. He leaves his daughter with his wife's sister Emily and immerses himself in his career for two years. With the insistence of his best friend, he confronts his feelings for Emily. Emily wants one night to prove her love for Colin. Do t ...more
This was alright but wayyy too short to be worth 3.99. It was just way too abrupt and I didnt find this H, Hero material at all. I understand he is grieving but this guy was home for two weeks and STILL hadnt seen his own daughter.. He made time to schedule a one night stand but could not go and see his two year old daughter.. (I actually really love the "H was your deceased relative's spouse" so that wasnt a problem but I just didnt like him.
Jessica Subject
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
From the very first page, this story drew me in. I had a lump in my throat, and tears in my eyes during most of the story. And even though at one point, I had a hard time seeing the screen of my ereader through tears, I couldn't put it down. It's absolutely fabulous! If you're like me and need emotion in your romance, be sure to read this book.
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story

very good book. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a great inspirational story. I would read more like this if available.
Tamaria Soana
Mar 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Second Chance is a sexy and heartwarming short story that will take your breath away!
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