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Second Chances (The McLendon Family Saga #1)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  1,849 Ratings  ·  288 Reviews
This book has been re-published as "The Heart of Falcon Ridge”. It is now a part of "The McLendon Family Saga” and no longer available in print/eBook formats.

HEAT WARNING: Second Chances is an erotic romance containing sex, ménage, cowboys who like to talk dirty, and some violence. Oh, and absolutely no action between brothers, because that would just be awkward.

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Kindle Edition, First Edition, 266 pages
Published February 16th 2013
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
D.L. Roan The McLendon Family Saga:

The Heart of Falcon Ridge is book one in The McLendon Family Saga series by D.L. Roan.

“Three hearts beat as one, for one; always.”

It is Claira Robbins first day at work at the Grassland Academy as a first grade substitute teacher. She loves children but teaching wasn’t her chosen profession. Actually, nothing about her is the real woman she is. She’s only been Claira for a couple of weeks, since she was given this identity and placed in this new position. She is instantly taken with the adorab
"I'll let you touch me all you want once i'm buried so deep inside you, you can taste me. Not one moment sooner."

I was very excited to start this book and i'm so happy to say it did not disappoint! I admit i was a tiny bit nervous too since i haven't been enjoying books that much these past few weeks, but Second Chances managed to keep me at the edge of my seat!!!

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It seems it was just what i needed!

Something light and fun to read. Something sexy, hot and exciting.

It had it all, and for that D
Aug 26, 2013 Mo rated it liked it
Enjoyed this one. Fit cowboys, sexy girl, kids, dogs and puppies, suspense, mystery, menage. Seemed to have it all. Good debut novel.

Jenn Scranton
Apr 25, 2013 Jenn Scranton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle

This is one of the hottest books that I have EVER read... and that's saying something. This was a romantic suspense, but for me I thought screw that! The real suspense was when are they all going to have sex together!!!!

The brothers....

Twins Mason & Matt...

And then of course, Grey. Ah Grey... Sexy, domineering, protective Grey.


Claira Robbins is the name she's been given and she's starting a new life in Grasslands Montana and while she's been assured she's safe Claira knows it's only a matter of time before her past catches up with her.
The McLendon brothers Grey, Matt and Mason were all married to the same woman Sarah who died giving birth to their twins Connor and Carson. In the six years since her death none of them have been able to move forward, they can't imagine living separate lives but then they can't imagine c
Kate Phoenix
Read October 19th 2013. 1st time 4 stars

2nd reread 04.02.2016. 3 stars

This book is now on Amazon under the title 'The Heart of Falcon Ridge' One of me friends asked me if there was a lot of talk about the deceased wife and I couldn't really remember so I decided to reread the book.

I can say that the second time round that it is still tasteful, a lovely, and beautiful book.

Claira Robbins is starting a new. Her past is horrible and she is trying to hide in plain sight. Her job leads her to Grassl

RATING: 2.5 Sexy Cowboy Hearts! :)
A. Cook
Feb 24, 2016 A. Cook rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dl-roan
This was an unexpected gem. Its been awhile since I've picked up anything containing cowboys and if I did it had something to do with the Sacketts (props to Louis L'Amour fans). This was good and all of the main characters were so very, very likable.

So, lets break it down a bit with an Angie facts:
1. Vaqueros son muy caliente. Some serious ...
2. There is nothing more endearing than a guy getting all emotional.
3. There's nothing better than a book that has you cackling like a loon. Who knew ham
Sue Ellen Robertson
Nov 06, 2013 Sue Ellen Robertson rated it it was amazing
Do you love books that have a great story line but also have a taste of ménage, then this book is definitely well recommended and amazing read.

This book was the first one that I have read of a ménage and I really enjoyed it. Second Chances is about seeing if there is such a thing as a second chance in love. You have three brothers who each loved the same women; but she died years ago, leaving 3 men with torn hearts and a set of baby twins. Now they possibly have another chance (or do they) in f
Jun 11, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know how I found this book. I don't know why this book caught my attention. I want to say it is because of the unusual plot and characters. I never have read anything like this but I can say it was really good. Yes, it is a strange situation as three brothers share a wife, yes you read that right, and it was certainly weird while reading it but it definitely became less so by the end. I think that is because of the dynamic between the three brothers, Grey, Mason, Matt and how they are wi ...more
Jan 26, 2016 Carra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, this is one type of menage story that I would have never pictured myself picking up. The idea of one woman with three brothers-not just three men, but brothers-is actually outside of my normal comfort zone, primarily since I have not read anything like this before. But expanding horizons is usually a good thing, and in the case of The Heart of Falcon Ridge that definitely holds true.

I have to be honest-once I knew the idea behind the story, I wasn't expecting a whole lot from the writing or
3,5 long live anal plugs
I've never been more unsure of how to rate a book. I am not even sure why I chose to read this book, as in I really can't remember the moment when I actively decided I wanted to read it and set to purchase it. Menage, multiple partners, poly...not my usual preferred genres. I have a conflicted, ever-developing relationship with poly, so I not-so-subconsciously try to avoid books with these elements, at least I did. I think I landed on a pretty fluffy ground for a casual p
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Book Basics

Genre : - Erotica Ménage
Series : - Book 1 in the Series
Writing - Third person, multiple POV. Needs some editing, missed words or wrong words used, for example - Stare, instead of stair.
Main Characters : Claira Robbins - in hiding with a new identity after the trial of her father, a crime "lord". His successor, Lucien Moretti is looking for her.
Grey, Matt and Mason. Own a ranch, and fathers to 6 year old twins. Matt and Mason are twins and they all used to be married to Sarah wh
Aug 26, 2013 Leia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book while on vacation and i must say, i LOVED IT!! i had no idea about what i was going to read but when i did it was hot! hot! hot!!! The three brothers are broken in different ways from the death of their wife. Yes i said wife singular. Each brother is so different from each other but the love and protectiveness they have for their family just pulls you in. My favorite is Grey. He is quiet and fiercely protective, but he loves with everything he has and his sexyness is just WHEW ( ...more
Sep 21, 2013 ~*Lindsey*~ rated it liked it
3.5 Brother lovin stars!

Yup. So this was a book about 3 brothers, who are sexy cowboys all living on the ranch together.

Good Start Right?!!

They each have their own great personalities and I loved all of them,actually so did the heroine Carla. Yup thats right, she loved them ALL. And they loved her. Can you say MENAGE ;)

There was an interesting mystery/suspense element and a sad backstory too but, who am kidding I read it for the very HOT sex scenes. Damn, Carla was a lucky woman.

It was a good s
Kia-lin Klink-holmes
Sep 29, 2013 Kia-lin Klink-holmes rated it it was amazing
Holly crap first off I would like to say I read this because a friend of mine said you have to to read this. She knows me well and it was right up my alley. OMG let me say I enjoy any book that is going to have hot men after me oh I'm sorry after one girl that slipped lol. Anyway now normally I would had said what the heck is this but let me tell you I was beyond intrigued when I started reading this book. Ladies you are warned be prepared for a change in panties because you will be drenched aft ...more
Bridgette Bandell
Oct 25, 2013 Bridgette Bandell rated it it was amazing
I was gifted an E-ARC copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Second chances is an amazingly powerful story of true love! Clara is running from her past…. Terrible horrible past….
The McLandon brothers were amazingly HAWT!! Each had his own quirk, but was still just as awesome as the other… I found it hard to put this book down and walk away to do things like cooking dinner and washing dishes... lol The suspense in this book was almost overwhelming…. You just can’t place
4 1/2 stars

This was an awesome book, with complex characters and a captivating story line.

I really liked Claira and the three brothers. The author did a masterful job of detailing the emotions of all the characters. The plot was a roller coaster ride of fear, lust, love, and mystery. The sex was super hot, but did not overwhelm the story.

This was a great start for a new author and I can't wait to read her next book!
Mar 29, 2013 JoAnn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reminded me a lot of "Colters Woman" by Maya Banks. Never read anything by this author and looking forward to reading books more from her.
Franci Neill
Jan 31, 2016 Franci Neill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Over the years, I've grown to love books that are in the M/F/M genre. The Heart of Falcon Ridge is that in spades!!! Neither D.L. Roan or this book was on my TBR until I got the opportunity to read and review the third book in this series, Rock Star Cowboys. I'm one of these readers that if a book is part of a series, I like to read all the books in the series that I haven't read.

I'm so glad I did that because I loved this book and all the elements involved that bring
Jun 16, 2014 Laurie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, paid
I one clicked this book when I saw a review of a friend of mine and I am so glad I did. Claira is on the run from a terrible past and a cold blooded lunatic named Lucian determined to have her. Although in a form of witness protection, she's still scared but determined not to live in fear. She takes a temporary teaching job in a tiny town. The Mclendon Brothers lost their wife in child birth six years ago. Owners of a large ranch, all three find themselves having reactions for their twin boys ne ...more
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4.5 Stars

This was an awesome book, with complex characters, a captivating story line, and a lot of action both in and out of bed.

The only problem I had with it was the number of grammatical errors. “Two days past” instead of “passed” and similar issues. The book was at least spell checked, but spell check doesn’t pick up improper word use. The book could have benefitted by some judicial proofreading.
But I wouldn’t have made any changes to th
Josette Reuel
Oct 09, 2013 Josette Reuel rated it it was amazing
So, as many of my friends know I make bookmarks and other SWAG type book items. A lot of them are for fun and for my other booky friends, however, I am trying to make a business of the crafty stuff. Anyhow, DL Roan contacted me about making some bookmarks. After she sent me the book cover, I just had to check out this series and see what it was all about. Oh, MY! The first book in the series is a menage situation, where 3 brothers lost their first wife and now 6-years later are trying to raise t ...more
Paris        (kerbytejas)
Second Chances is s true love story. It’s the story of a girl who meets a boy and another boy and another boy and falls in love. It’s the story of family, about coming out of hiding, of taking back one’s life, of making a new future.
The author brings us into the lives of a Montana ranching family with long standing ties to the area, it’s a small town, things don’t change much, trouble and animosity can be just across a fence line. Clara is hiding from her past, a past filled with terror and is n
Aug 03, 2013 Betty rated it really liked it
It has been six years since the McLendon brothers lost their wife during child birth. Sarah had a pre-existing heart condition that she had hidden from them. She went into early labor, delivered one son and before the other son could be delivered she went into cardiac arrest and died. All three brothers mourned, but Grey, the oldest was still mourning. Their twin sons were fine and were thriving under the care of their 3 fathers. They were enrolled in school and doing well.
Claira Robbins has j
D.L. Roan
Feb 20, 2013 D.L. Roan rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favs
Hey they gave me the option. How many stars did you expect me to give my own book? LOL

Writing Second Chances was such an exciting and educational experience. The McLendon brothers' story actually began while I was driving to work one day, well actually sitting in traffic. I saw Matt's face as he first met Claira, then the confusion on Claira's face as he explained that his twin, Mason, was the one she had met the day before. (He was just so hot I thought I was seeing double. Lucky for me I was r
Brianne Romance Book Addiction
Oct 17, 2013 Brianne Romance Book Addiction rated it really liked it
This book has been on my TBR for awhile now and I finally moved it to the top of the list. I am so very pleased that I did! Second Chances was a fabulous story about love with no boundaries. The plot of the story was like nothing I have ever read before. There was love, sex, suspense, and mystery. It made for a great read!

“Life is messy. If it isn’t, then you’re not doing it right.”

In the beginning we meet Claira, a teacher who is trying to start a new life away from her past. She is scared of b
Evanlea Author
Oct 09, 2013 Evanlea Author rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own_read, ebook
So, as many of my friends know I make bookmarks and other SWAG type book items. A lot of them are for fun and for my other booky friends, however, I am trying to make a business of the crafty stuff. Anyhow, DL Roan contacted me about making some bookmarks. After she sent me the book cover, I just had to check out this series and see what it was all about. Oh, MY! The first book in the series is a menage situation, where 3 brothers lost their first wife and now 6-years later are trying to raise t ...more
3.5 Stars

Hmm....I liked it.......

This book had a really great story line, and I did enjoy reading but here comes the but. For all the beautiful and hot emotions between Gabby/Matt/Mason/Grey there were pockets of missing time. It was like someone took a hole punch to a great story line. I mean I would like to know how some people died in this book, not just their dead.

Oh well, sirrah, sirrah.....

I still liked the read and would probably read again.

Jackie  Kluyts - Kiwibooknerd
This book was recommended to me by someone on my goodreads list and I have to say that if it wasn't I probably would not have gotten around to it....and what a crying shame that would be!!!

Goodreads should have a list of all new release book as they come out each day for people to read through as its sad that we can miss out on such awesome books...I would have been sad if I had missed out on this!!

Anyway.... this book was freaking hot and I practically devoured it in one sitting....I loved the
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