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Second Chance Hero

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  390 ratings  ·  84 reviews
'He owns me. Completely, irrevocably. He always has. My heart, body and soul belong to this man and I wouldn't have it any other way. I just hope I'm not too late...'

Two best friends. One Christmas. Unpredictable events that tear a perfect friendship apart.

Jenna Rivera changed after the night on the beach where her heart was broken and she lost everything she thought she h
Published September 5th 2013 by Rebecca Sherwin
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Edward Stanbridge
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading Second Chance Hero by Rebecca Sherwin and I was simply blown away by her talent at making the story of Jenna and Deacon come to life. The two have known each other all their life and have always been best friends, until one Christmas night, Deacon maladroitly tries to show Jenna that he feels more than just friendship for her. Her reaction is not the one he was hoping for. Five years later, the two meet again and their feelings for each other are still there, even s ...more
Gwen ~the Book Diva
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 “Ultra romantic” stars.

*ARC provided the G the Book Diva blog in exchange for an honest review*

I love this kind of romance. When friends become something more. It’s almost guaranteed that at least one of them has always been in love with the either. In some cases it’s both. Jen and Deacon are the second kind. They’ve loved each other from the start but tried to find ways to stay just friends. Both are scared of becoming something more for fear of losing the friendsh
Amazeballs Book Addicts
This book broke my heart, made me mad, and happy all together. I just love Deacon!! He is an amazingly sexy man and his love for Jenna is obvious the moment he walks into her parents' house and sees her after 5 years. I am a huge believer in second chances. I really related more to Deacon than I did Jenna. Actually, if I'm being truthful there were times I wanted to beat the crap out of Jenna. Jenna knew she loved Deacon, but her actions are the exact opposite and truth be told I felt like she w ...more
Brittany Alexander
Rebecca Sherwin is now one of my top authors. Second Chance Hero was so beautifully written, I know I’ll never be able to forget it.
Deacon Reid and Jenna Rivera have been best friends ever since they were seven years old. They’ve been in love with each other since they were seven years old. One night, the same night that Deacon loses his father in a car crash, the two share a kiss. When Deacon shuns Jenna afterwards, she runs back to London, where she attends school with Deacon. Deacon never ma
Rachel Hill
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Second Chance Hero was a wonderfully written romance. It had all of the necessary particulars, Ok THE necessary particular, and that would be a swoon worthy leading man. Deacon Reid is definitely smoking hot and a real ladies man.
Jenna and Deacon were two halves making up a whole for their entire childhood. Where one was, there you would find the night after getting together for drinks he kisses her, finally, but he says how he
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
This book had a great story. I love books about second chances. Stories like these where childhood friends separate and later meet and find that they always had feelings for each other.

I liked Jenna and I liked Deacon and I felt their connection to each other. My problem with this couple was that they were never on the same page. When Deacon was trying to make Jenna listen to him, she would avoid him. Then days later Jenna was trying to make Deacon feel good. I wish that they would stop
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one took me a little while to get into but i'm glad i stuck with it because it ended up being super cute and sexy...lots of angsty moments too, which i loved!!! The only nitpicky thing i would have to say about this is that it's very English so some of the words used took me a while to figure out what they were/meant and there were quite a few typos. Now normally, i'm not one to be so picky about such a thing, especially if i'm really enjoying the story, however...being as how it was very E ...more
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*~*~*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.*~*~*

I absolutely loved this book. I was held captive by Jenna & Deacon's story right from the start. I was even caught by surprise by how hot & steamy it got at times. I was expecting just your run of the mill romance but so not the case. It made it even more your enjoyable to be able imagine the passion that they shared.
I cried, no I blubbered like an idiot throughout the book. I just love when I'm able to emotionally connect with the
LA Spiez
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC provided for honest review in exchange***

"She's like a siren, Mum. I thought she'd moved on, I thought we both had. But her being back here...I can't take it." Deacon Reid

I think I will always be a sucker for a love story about second chances. And of course I am always glad to find a new book boyfriend. Deacon Reid isn't my usual type looks wise (except for the whole totally fit body thing he has going on). But Deacon Reid had my heart from almost the beginning of this story.

In Rebecca S
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"What we've got is special; we know each other, really know each other, from the very first chapter. We've skipped a few pages and lost our grasp on each other but she's here, I'm here. We got a second chance at first love." Deacon "Second Chance Hero"

5 stars for "Second Chance Hero" by Rebecca Sherwin. Loved this story !! Ms Sherwin has given us a debut novel that is about family, friendship, love, lust, loss, and second chances. I was hooked from the first chapter.

Jenna Rivera and Deacon Reid
this book had a good start. period.

Jenna and Deacon have been best friends since basically birth. One thing led to the other, they kissed, and then everything went downhill from there because of a tragedy that happened in Deacon's family. 5 years later they reunite. Deacon is basically a bachelor, going from girl to girl (ok not THAT many girls), and Jenna has a boyfriend. Kip.

Ok so it's ok from there.

rant coming.. beware of spoilers

Jenna reminded me of Tru Bennett from "The Mighty Storm", becau
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Well, when I first read the blurb for Second Chances I admit I got interested in it, but I wasn’t expecting to like it so much! And I loved it! The writing, the characters, the story…

This is a story that, just like the title, deals with second chances…In life we not always get a do-over, but we might get a do-better! And I felt this in this story. I don’t think the characters would have felt, loved and dealt with everything as wel
Broadway Girl  Book Reviews (Beth Lattanzi)
Having your heart broken by the love of your life is never an easy thing to deal with. Jenna deals with it the best she can and runs off to London to escape the pain and the boy who she will never forget. Now with a boyfriend, Kip, Jenna returns home and must face the demon from her past.... the boy who never truly left her heart.... Deacon.

Deacon and Jenna had been childhood friends that had feelings for each other but the timing wasn't right and things were said that crushed each other. They
Mary Tatar
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
One night Jenna and Deacon share a kiss and a heartbreaking revelation. Deacon and Jenna have been best friends since they were children. Deacon destroys Jenna that night. One conversation seemed to end their friendship and history. Tragedy strikes at the same time and while a part Deacon and Jenna change. Their lives and their vision for the future are no longer the same. Five years pass and they are thrown together again. Deacon has been with his fair share of women who mean nothing to him. Je ...more
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review of Second Chance Hero by Rebecca Sherwin

Review done for Hooked on Books

4 out of 5 stars

Jenna Rivera and Deacon Reid have been best friends ever since they were kids. They were always inseparable. When they decide to cross the friendship line, everything falls apart. Jenna dreamed of staying in their small town and Deacon wanted to live in London.

Five and a half years later, they come face to face with each other. Both are different people now. Deacon is into mindless sex and has had to ta
Jacquelyn Smith
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, kindle, love-stories
There are love story that set the world on fire from the first look, and there are the ones there are the slow burns. This is one of them, they will try and try again. Jenna and Deacon have been best friends since they were seven years old, but after one bad night things went badly and she was off to London and it's was another five years before they saw each other again.
This story is about two friend growing up and finding love the heartbreaks are real and so is the love. This story will make y
Lezleigh Bradley
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Jenna and Deacon have always loved each other but tried to stay just friends. Their families, who are very close have also always believed they are destined to be together.
One night everything changes and ends their friendship. They both run from each other and their feelings.
Five years later, Jenna is back and they are both fighting the fire they know is there.
Jenna has her 'safe' boyfriend and Deacon has his 'trait' girls but can they move past that and give into the love they feel for each
Karen S
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic fairground ride of ups, downs, twists and turns. My emotions were all over the place and I loved every single second of it! Deacon and Jenna are normal people, flawed and at times, incredibly stupid and annoying. I wanted to hug them and throttle them in equal measures. A sure sign of an amazing book for me is when I am so overwhelmed by an emotion, be it sadness, anger or heart-singing happiness, that I have to stop reading and just let it all sink in. This book caused this reaction ...more
Drue DePompei-Hoffman
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Second Chance Hero by Rebecca Sherwin is a scorching hot read. Jenna and Deacon are two of the most stubborn people ever.

Jenna and Deacon have been in love with each other literally their entire lives. Too bad neither one of them has realized this yet.

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Meredith  Attaway

I loved this book. it is a must read. this book is amazing. I have best friend and he doesn't know how I feel. this book made me think about us being together. I hope that happens one day!
Renee at Book Happiness
I was given this book for an honest review. This is one of those book i just was not sure if i would like or not.. Once I picked it up I could not put down. Such a wonderful story of best friends coming together and finding that they are meant to be together forever.
I just loved it.
Feb 18, 2015 marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Usually the stories I throw myself into are full of supernatural creatures, strange events, impossible settings, and characters that belong to another world. Because of this, I felt a bit hesitant before writing this review. Second Chance Hero falls under a genre of books that I normally don't read, so I wasn't exactly sure how I was supposed to approach it. Regardless, as I read it, the story of Jenna Rivera and Deacon Reid provided me a nice break from the metaphysical, while handing me an opp ...more
Tabitha Schmer
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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2.5 stars
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Laurie’s Damn Near Perfect Book Checklist:

A story about a couple who have known each other their entire lives. – Check
Too deep in love with each other to recognize that their feelings are mutual. – Check
A misunderstanding or miscommunication drives them apart for several years. – Check Set in the UK. – Check
 The Accent – Check
Lots and lots of British slang and idioms – Check. Check. Check.
Involves baked goods. – An added bonus

As a book, Second Chance Hero totally checked my boxes. I love, love
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In SCH we meet Jenna and Deacon. Jenna and Deacon have been friends since forever, or at least what seems like forever. But one Christmas events take place that changes things and threatens to tear that friendship to pieces.

Jenna is now a city girl, determined and happy. She runs her own cake shops; 2 of them no less, and has her boyfriend; Kip. Deacon, now owns D R & Son Property Development. Deacon isn't short of attention from females, and he has used this to select his "trait girls". This is
Ashley Jasper
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book because one of the book discussion groups I'm in was going to be discussing it. I have to say, as someone who had never heard of Rebecca Sherwin before, I was pleasantly surprised by this book.

The book follows the story of Jenna and Deacon as they struggle to overcome the hurt of their past and find a way to build a future together. I knew right from the prologue that this book was going to take me on quite the roller coaster ride of emotions- and I was right. Deacon and Je
Mandie Foxylutely
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for my honest review

This book extracted every emotion I had – from the lows of angst and despair to the highs of love and romance, all entwined with sensual interludes.

Second Chance Hero takes place in a small coastal town in England, where Deacon Reid and Jenna Rivera have grown up together as staunch best friends until one Christmas night on a break from University five years ago, everything changed. Once that step was taken nothing could ever go back to
Jaclyn House
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm a sucker for stories where lovers are given a second chance at love! When you first meet Deacon and Jenna, they are childhood best friends! You can tell there is something more going on with them, but they are both playing it cool! Then one night their friendship steps into the "it's complicated" status! Fast forward 5 years later and you would think these two can't stand each other! The back and forth banter between these two is funny and exhausting! I liked Jenna's smart mouth! I'm startin ...more
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Rebecca is a London born and bred mother, writer and psychology student. She is the mother of a superhero (who is currently growing his hair like Thor!) and spends her days with her nose stuck in a textbook, her fingers tapping away at the keys…or she’s building forts and eating gummy bears.

She is the author of dark psychological romance. An avid reader and lover of stories that keep you guessing,

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