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This Time Around

(Maybe #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  5,008 ratings  ·  213 reviews
I loved her.
I lost her.
But I’m not willing to let her go.

This time, I’m playing for keeps.
ebook, 269 pages
Published January 21st 2014 (first published January 20th 2014)
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After finishing 'Maybe This Time', I couldn't wait to find out more about Reid's fun-loving brother, Ryan. I just loved him and his man-whoring ways!

That was, until this book shed new light on all of his promiscuity...because Ryan is MARRIED! Yep, you read that right. Suddenly, he didn't seem so sweet anymore.

Needless to say, I did a complete team swap once that little tidbit of information came to light! From that point forward, I w
Jacqueline's Reads
Oct 29, 2013 marked it as considering

TO BE RELEASE FEB 2014!!!!!!!

I loved her.
I lost her.
But I’m not willing to let her go.

This time, I’m playing for keeps.
Sheryl C. Nash
Well, you done it AGAIN, Chantal!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the story!!! I thought I couldn't love Ryan more than Reid, but heck, you made him just so SWEET that I LOVED THE CRAP OUTTA HIM!!!! Everyone that knows me, KNOWS that I was waiting oh-so-impatiently to read Ryan's story and you sure didn't disappoint me!!! Well done, Chantal, and now *SQUEEEEEEE* I CAN'T WAIT to read Xander and Sephie's story next in Time Will Tell!!!! ...more
Feb 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
Nope, can't stand cheaters! Had high hopes for Ryan, but just a cheating pig. The h was a total pushover with zero self worth to let this loser walk all over her.

This story has SO many things wrong with it. The H is no one any woman would want in her life, he cheats on his wife, she takes off for a year. During that year, he screws EVERYTHING he can get his hands on. Wife comes back and all of a sudden he loves her but you know he HAD to bang all those OTHER women to get over her. What a STUPID
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Property of Ryan”
> First let me say that I am enjoying this series immensely. I loved how the relationship began to redevelop between Ryan and Tay. This story was not insta-love well in their case insta-re-love. The reader gets to see the hurt and the rebuilding of trust between the two characters. I don’t want to give anything away but it was sweet and enduring the love the two had for each other. The “offense” that caused them to breakup may seem small at first but the author does a good job
Jan 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2017, in-czech
Another big, fat NO this month.
What the f**k happend? First book in this series was pretty good but this one has no plot. At all.

Basically the book is about Ryan and Taiya who are married but they live one year separate because (view spoiler) Taiya comes back to the city where is Ryan living and wants a divorce. Of course he doesn’t agree, it would be too easy. And of course they make up with each other, flowers, rainbows, unicorns, sunshine.

And th
This is the problem with showing secondary male characters in all their slutastic glory in previous books of a series. This H was constantly fucking multiple women and sometimes multiple times a day in the last book. His personality was charming and he was a great guy in that book...but there’s only so much I want to know about secondary characters if I’m going to have to see them as an H later on.

Then add that to tropes even my angsty heart hates when they’re presented together as one plot...
Lu Bielefeld
3 ⭐⭐⭐ - OK decent reads.
UPDATE: Reread, May 2019

“So you get to fuck anything with a skirt, but a good man can’t even look my way?” she asks, gritting her teeth.

“You don’t act like my husband, and a piece of paper doesn’t change that.”

Like when you ripped my heart out and stomped on it? That’s a good place to start,”

It seems while I exiled myself in South Africa to lick my wounds, Ryan was busy getting into the panties of any woman he could find.

I swear
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
Ryan = not redeemable

Sorry he's pretty much everything i hate in a male lead.

DNF @ 39%
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Okay, so I'm super surprised this got such good ratings. I'm obviously in a minority of reviewers, but I really didn't love this book at all. I didn't think there was an overlying plot in the least, it was just a series of events. There wasn't a conflict that lasted more than like 15 or so chapters (out of 31). I felt like Taiya and Ryan's story ended about 2/3 of the way through, and then Chantal started laying the ground work for the next story with all the Persephone stuff. If you were ask
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So this amazing author sends me a ARC of this book cause for months i kept going on & in bout Ryan... Am i fangirling so hard right now? Yes sir i am!
But honestly: This book is in no way a poor man's 'Maybe this time'. If anything it was fuking perfect & really different but at the same time it had all the characters we love & some seriously awesome banter!
I respect the hell outta Chantal & her writing but even if i didnt, the fact that i love books bout tattooed sex gods, mma fighters, bikers &
Aileen Day
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting on this book to come out and I wasn't disappointed this book it amazing like the first one. It was nice to hear more about Ryan and about his life and you also got to hear more about Reid and Summer and what they been up to since the first book. Chantal is a amazing author and never let's us down with her books.her books are the kind where you can go back and read them and still love it just as much as the first time. All her books will have you hooked from the first page. I ...more
Jan 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-read-again
I did not like this at all. Two chapters in I knew it wasn't for me. I couldn't get over him loving her, but still sleeping with other women. It doesn't work like that and that ruined the whole book for me.
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Please, please, please publish this book early. I can't wait till it comes out :)
Apr 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book was pretty much just... bleh . I skimmed more than half of it because I was bored. It was a short book but it felt like I read for weeks.

I haven't read the first book of this series because it looked like it could be a standalone and I was right. I love second chance romances so I decided to give this book a try. I am always open on trying any book about second chances. But, boy, did I learn my lesson with this one.

The pace felt unnatural. I did not follow most of the dialogue whic
Dec 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
i want to read Ryan's story
but i think it can be about jade and silas too, coz according to the summary, he loved her , then lost her and now they are together again.
I am not sure, but i will be happy if its about Ryan ;-)
I got so bored with this I took to skim reading bits.
Lustful Literature
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I am a huge fan of Chantal Fernando. I have EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HER BOOKS. When I realized there was going to be a book 2 in the Maybe Series, I was so excited. I loved Reid and Summer from Maybe This Time and I was so glad that we were going to see Ryan’s story (the other twin). Who does not believe in second chances, do-overs and a fresh slate? Well Chantal does that with this story. Ryan made a mistake a long time, and the result was losing the love of his life, his wife Tai
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Love Again Stars

This is the second in the Maybe Series. You really need to read them in order.

Second chances. Aren't they the best? A new beginning. A do-over. A mulligan. The chance to repaint over that awful color. Or hit delete delete delete before you send that ranting email. To your boss. But a Love Do-Over. That's the best.

Ryan messed up. Big time. He let the love of his life get away. She ran from him. But now she's back. And she walked into his bar. The one he owns with his twin brothe
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I didn’t know what to expect with This time Around, the description on GoodReads was pretty vague, what I did know was that I absolutely loved Reid and Summer’s story in Maybe This Time and just had to read This Time Around!

(view spoiler)
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received and ARC && I loved this!!!! It seriously goes RIGHT INTO the story, so right off the bat it completely engages you. It was super short and it only took me an hour in a half to read. But it was great!!! All the way through!! It was hot, extremely cranky and I HATE miscommunication but I'm so glad that they, being as young as they are, didn't divorce right away. She stayed away for an entire year. You see so many young marriages break apart because of miscommunication and I'm not saying ...more
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult, 5-stars
Yay! I can't wait for this, ever since that little teaser at the end of the first book I've been dying to read Ryan's story.

I really enjoyed this one. First of all second chance love stories are one of my favorite reads so as soon as I read the teaser I knew this would be right up my ally.

Ryan Ryan Ryan how could you not love him? Alpha male. Check! Hotness? Check! Swoon worthy? Check! Family man. Check! Okay seriously I could go on but why ruin it right! And Taiya the walls are definitely up a
It was ok. I like Ryan but I didn't understand the whole situation really. This was the women he loved. The one! Then why didn't he chase after her? Then sleeping with everyone to get over her? The story just rang a bit hollow.
Emelie Barral
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! ❤️❤️Definitely add it to your wish list. It wasn't your typical kind of story line, I loved that all the character came back and had recurring roles in this book too! You cant go wrong with Alpha Ryan Knox! Can't wait for Xander! Love my men covered in tattoos
October 2013-

January 2014-

1st read: February 2014
2nd read: January 2016
Stef Stimson
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
after the teaser I'm dying to read this.....
. .. I love this series so much and cannot wait for more
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wanted Dash's book next but xander got the next book!
Shelley (Bella)
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My girl, Chantal knows bliss. And this is it. Review to come.
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
**ARC from author in exchange for an honest review for Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews..I love how Chantal writes her men..wipes drool**
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
I hate that I have to give this book two stars ... nothing happened... Something has started, then not .... just the facts not the story
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New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Chantal loves to hear from readers and can be found h

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