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(Second Chances #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  936 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Karlie and Holden's story
(This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance recommended for readers 18+ it contains graphic language, sex, and deals with mature subject matter)

Karlie Reed has been crushing on Holden Marks for as long as she can remember. The problem? He’s eight years older than her and her brother’s best friend.

One night, when things get out of hand, they make a
Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Published June 27th 2013
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Apr 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sexy-fighters


There was a darkness to Holden, and I knew he struggled with his past, but it was like I always saw the good in him, fighting for control underneath all the shadows.

Holden's story was my Achilles !!!
Angry tattoed bad boy
MMA fighter
Foster System survivor
Brother's best friend........I ate this story up! Devoured it whole!!!


Falling for the bad boy and your brother's best friend. You.Go.Girl.

I loved this book. I fell in love with these characters in book on
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I'm a total sucker for the whole "I fell in love with my brothers best friend" story line. I think it's my favorite twist on the "friends to lovers" theme that almost always works for me.

I adored Holden. Such a sweetheart underneath all that man-whore. I liked Karlie for most of the book (view spoiler)
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
I am so glad I found this book. It truly was a really good story!!
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you, Micalea!*
I am a huge fan of the ‘Second Chances’ series. I read the first book, ‘Unraveling’ a few weeks ago and I loved every second of it. I fell in love with the story, with the characters, with Micalea’s writing. My favorite character, after Katie and Jared, was Karlie. She was such an adorable teenager and her passion for ballet made ma adore her immediately. And she and Holden… well, I really wanted
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received an ARC copy of this book from the author for an honest review. This is my review as seen on my blog:

I am so thankful to have authors, like Micalea, think of me when they're almost ready to publish their books and ask if I would read their work. It's such an honor.

I have been a fan of Micalea's since she published her Outsider series. She published Undeniable, April 1st, and of course it was amazing! Click here for my review: Unraveling

So...on to Und
Alpha Possessive Heroes
Undeniable was an emotional sexy read!

“Take your hands off her now, or I’ll punch you so hard you’ll be in a coma for the rest of your life,” I ground out. - Holden

Holden... Holden.. Holden.. sigh
He's your typical alpha-jerk-possessive and I LOVE IT!!!
MMA fighter, sexy, tattooed bad boy who doesn't do commitment. He's the boy your momma warned you about but behind the this is a lost, insecure man.
Holden grew up in a rough household.. he's father forced him to sell drugs, beats him up that end
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Unraveling, the first from this series of companion books was one I loved. It’s not enough to say how curious I was to know where the author was taking these two characters. It’s worth highlighting the author building bases for Holden and Kalie’s spin off story. I must say I found a Karlie likeable and the way her character is built really captures the age in which it’s based, but who actually stole my heart was Holden. This character is so complex, I felt empathy with him and how his whole life ...more
Jennifer (random jendsmit)
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I loved Holden and Karlie - great story
Diane plourde
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I received Undeniable by Micalea Smeltzer in exchange for an honest review. This book is a Cover re-reveal and sale blitz. A brand new designed cover will grace this book. I've read and reviewed this awesome story that was emotionally charged and that left me breathless. Let's just say it's a roller coaster of emotions at its best. It's the second book in the Second Chances series .This wonderful story deserves no less than 5 stars. This story is about falling in love, positive changes and stro
Sydney Proctor
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A while back, I was able to read Undeniable by Micalea Smeltzer. Micalea Smeltzer is a young author who writes AMAZING books. She's written three series so far and is working on her new book, Finding Olivia. Undeniable is the second book in the Second Chances series, the first book being Unraveling.
So back to Undeniable. It was a really good book that I really enjoyed. Holden Marks is a twenty five year old whose best friend Jared has an eighteen year old sister, Karlie. Karlie has this unden
Heather andrews
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holden is not someone who shoots the s***, he puts it out there, "do you have any idea how much I want to eff you right here on the beach?" He also doesn't like when his girl (whose not really his girl at the time) touches other men, "I was going to break her hand if it went any lower. She shouldn't be touching him, and definitely not like that." He's a man of action not words, "I think when I shoved you against the wall and kissed you like my life depended on it, it was decided then. I have to ...more
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
3.5 Stars

With Kaley and her brother's bf you know the relationship is taboo but want is want and sometimes undeniable.

With Kaley she has dreamed of Holden for so long and once it can be reality logic gets thrown out the window for the chance of what if.

For Holden who doesn't believe he's worth loving and scared that Kaley will leave him. He goes into this relationship trying to cater to his wants but quickly realizes that it is much more than a want but a need and emotions.

Of course what would a
L.L. Hunter
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved Unraveling the first book in this series and was excited for Holden and Karlie's story but somehow Undeniable just didn't grip me in the same way Unraveling did. Don't get me wrong i loved it, Miss Smeltzer's writing is superb but when i was reading Undeniable i couldn't help but feel a bit blank coming out of it. I don't know if it was the way i felt on that particular day reading it or the fact that i didn't know what to read after to make me feel better. The point is, i loved the endi ...more
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Oh how I loved this book, I knew I would before I even started reading it because I totally loved "Unravelling". I just LOVED Holden and Karlie. I'm so sad this series is over but I couldn't be any happier with how it ended.
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Oohhhh Holden.......
Thats all im saying ;)

Oh and LOVED the epilogue :)
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved Jared but I love Holden more! From the start, I was hooked and Karlie and Holden - wow! Simply love their story, their journey and their love❤
Savannah Stewart
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh Holden... Loved this book just as much as the first in this series!!! Great job!
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, had everything you need. Heartbreak, conquering life obstacles, hot romance and an alpha male
May 27, 2017 rated it liked it
This book started off with a sizzle between Holden and Karlie. She is only 18 yrs. old and he is 26 plus he is her brother's best friend. This has the makings of an awesome story. Truthfully it draws you in and you are rooting for them. You just want something good to happen for Holden. He feels like he can do nothing right and that he doesn't deserve to have someone love him. Karlie has been in love with him since she was 16 if not before. She never thought he would feel the same way about her. ...more
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
4.5 stars!

I was really looking forward to reading this book after I finished the first book! I knew that this book wasn't going to be about Katy and Jared and that it was going to be about Karlie and Holden, but I still couldn't wait to read it! This book was awesome! The plot focused on a relationship that had quite a big age difference and it also had plenty of twist and turns! The twists and turns were insane! It did take them a while to come into play in the book, but once they did, the plot
Home. Love. Books.
Oct 01, 2016 rated it liked it
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I had high hopes for this book, largely because I'm kind of a huge fan of the whole best friends little sister thing, and I love when two people have to hide their relationship from others. So when we meet Karlie and Holden things aren't exactly what I would call romantic. There is an age gap between the two of them and while Karlie definitely has a thing for Holden, he is a
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nothing new but it's well written and the characters are moving. it's working!

Ce n’est certainement pas la romance NA la plus fine, la mieux écrite ni la plus innovante mais l’auteure a cette belle énergie qui fait que vous finissez par plonger dans l’histoire et à vous demander ce qui va se produire après. C’est une façon de reconnaître que tout cela fonctionne au mieux.

Le début est simple et les rebondissements plutôt attendus mais c’est aussi une trame
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it

I decided to read this book because I love Micalea Smeltzer and her books and I have already read the first edition to the Second Chances series, which I couldn't get enough of.

As always, Micalea Smeltzer never - and I mean NEVER - fails to disappoint! This book had me hooked from the very first page and I just couldn't wait to find out about Karlie and Holden's story.

In all of Micalea's books I have found that they are very easy to relate to. As an author, Micalea makes sure to include the p
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: second-chances
Ever since reading Katy and Jared’s story, I was excited in reading Karlie’s and Holden’s turn for their HEA.

He was eight years older and her brother’s best friend. He didn’t see her as a woman, but as a young girl, or so she thinks until one night they crossed that thin line between love and hate. They decided to make a pact spending the summer together until Karlie goes to New York to study ballet. It will all end – no hearts broken, no commitment issues.

What they didn’t expect was the fact th
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
another 5 star greatness

Wow another awesome and great book. I really like how micalea writes her books. I want to read her books all the time. I also want to say how I loved that there was a lot of Jared and Katy also in the second book. I loved the 1st one with their story and it was nice to still get to read more about them too. I will say this had me so nervous thinking what's wrong with you, what are you thinking, are you guys stupid?? All I could think of is when Jared finds out its not goi
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
** ARC given on behalf of obsessed by books for an honest review * *

OK I loved unraveling but this was by far my favorite. can be read as a standalone but highly recommend reading unraveling first.

we have the story of the sexy, dirty mouth Holden and the sweet dancer Karlie. I loved the connection these two had in unraveling but so see a more in depth into thier relationship is awesome.
Karlie has always wanted Holden, she doesn't date due to that fact, but she knows he only sees her as Jared h
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The Book Fairy Reviews
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You can't help who you love. For Karlie he heart happen to have fallen for the wrong person a person that her brother would kill her if she found out.
Holden has has it bad for a while. He is so far gone that he can't even be around the woman that has captured his heart for years. She is forbidden and it's killing him.

This book is beautiful to read, beautiful, painful and fill with love and the most stubborn of men you can read about... Holden.
Everyone deserves a second chance even if you don;t t
Paige T
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, kindle
This was a great book, but I was disappointed in Karlie and her treatment of Holden. (view spoiler) ...more
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
Je dois avouer que je ne me souviens plus du tout de l'histoire alors que je l'ai lu il y a maximum 3 semaines, ce qui veut tout dire.
Néanmoins, maintenant que j'ai lu le résumé, et que je me souviens vaguement de l'histoire, je me rappelle avoir bien aimé.
Je ne me souviens pas avoir été énervé par les personnages, mais je n'ai pas non plus souvenir d'avoir couiner ou glousser. A vrai dire, je ne me souviens même plus de la séparation ni de quoi que ce soit d'autres. Bref, je crois qu'on peut d
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Micalea Smeltzer is a twenty-something author from Northern Virginia. She has four dogs, which is as crazy as it sounds. As a recent kidney transplant recipient she's dedicated to raising awareness around the effects of kidney disease, dialysis, and transplant as well as educating people on living donation. She enjoys writing about fantastical paranormal creatures and sexy rock stars. When she's n ...more

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