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Second Chances

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Calla Moretti married her college sweetheart, Bill. Married life was great at first, but as his career had her dropping out of college and moving away from her family and friends, Calla struggled with her role as a wife and homemaker. Stress, due to infertility and Bill’s affairs, had the marriage on the brink of failure.
When she drives home in the middle of a thunderstor
Kindle Edition, 72 pages
Published April 4th 2014
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Holly Price
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-read
I read Second Chances after reading Landslide, so I may be rating this harsher than I would normally. I actually really enjoyed this story.

Calla is the girl that does everything she is supposed to do. She met her husband in college, while he was attending the police academy. When he graduated the academy, she moved with him. It made sense for her to quit school, so she did. He wanted her to be a homemaker, so she did. He wanted to focus on having kids, so she did. The problem came about when fo
Glenda kruger
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
the only reason why I give this story this 4⭐rating is because the story is to short where as calla's second change is concerns. There should have been written about her second chance. calla went through so many trails and tribulations with her husband. there were times that I felt that climbing through my tablet to smack her behind her head to wake up. oh my gosh her mother I would like to hit her with a fist.
then karma stepped in on her way to her home on the open road and and all of a sudden
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've enjoyed this book, it strongly reminded me of a song from the group Heart from the 1990's . As I've read the book I kept imagining this song and the story was the perfect fit to that song, obviously with a couple change. Calla, the heroine, ends up picking a man, Jacye, walking during a rain storm and they end up in a hotel room and have an amazing night of passion, where she conceive a child. Unlike the song, she then returns home to find her deadbeat cheating husband and kicks him out tha ...more
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a delightful story where two lonely people were thrown together by circumstances and developed a deep attachment and affection for each other. Both Calla and Jayce found their lives hollow and were ready for a drastic change. Their separation and reunion made for a very heartfelt and enjoyable story. !!!!
Marbea Logan
May 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This is truly a fictional story, yet it's a nice alternative to a very bad situation. Two wrongs is still a wrong and bring naive and desperate don't make you right either. Truly karma is a fickle and narcacisst entity. ...more
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
second chances........we all deserve them if needed some more than others.... this is a great little read by nj cole don't want to go into detail and spoil the story, it is based around calla and bill with a few up and downs ins and outs you will love it ...more
Jul 18, 2020 rated it did not like it

Do not waste your money. I purchased this some time back and realized I hadn't read it. If I could have given this no stars.......
Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it
The formatting was awful. On the bottom of almost every page is the same sentence repeating itself from chapter 1.

Other than that, it was a really good book. I loved how it ended.
Sarah Black
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Short story but an amazing read. Was packed with everything you need in a second chance love story.
Joy Boutwell
This could have been a really good book but I don't like cheaters. So I had to give it a 3 star rating. If you don't mind cheaters you will like this book. ...more
Linda Rea
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Short but a great story
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a very nice story! I liked it!
It was short, but the characters and the plot are presented well. 4 stars!
Lisa Lawson
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first read by this author. A short story packed with emotion. I was hooked from page one. Looking forward to reading more from N. J. Cole
Kemberlee Snelling
Apr 07, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a nice second chance novella. The story is any easy read but I felt like it could have been expanded.
Jul 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I got this book as a freebie through book funnel. I really liked the storyline but this book wasn't for me. ...more
Phyllis Lopez
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
i have to say I feel like I died and went to heaven with each of NJ Cole's books! Calla was a strong character that put up with crap from her cheating husband Bill. But then fate brings a mystery man to her one rainy night when she is headed home. They don't know each other but the sparks fly and they make love numerous times without protection. Calla thinks if she is pregnant it will heal her marriage. But reality sets in when she finds her husband in bed with another woman. She throws him out ...more
Tonya Farmer
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for 2 Girls Who love books blog!

This was my first book by N J Cole and without a doubt it will NOT be my last! Second Chances was a short story and quick to breeze through because frome the very first page you will be sucked in and not want to put it down! Carra is a woman of strong will who ends up being the wife of a cheating small town sheriff. But everything changes for her in one amazing night! 5 stars!!
Ashley Hedden
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Second Chances by NJ Cole was a good quick read. Calla is a woman who married her college sweetheart. Things were great until life changed everything. She hasn't been able to conceive and she found out her husband was having affairs. Her life changed when she found a sexy motorcycle rider in the middle of the night. This was a god story about second chances at love, even when you don't think you can have it again. ...more
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! I felt drawn into it from the beginning. Calla and Jayce are so touching and the sparks between the two fly off of the pages. I found myself hoping that second chances can happen for them. I wish this story was longer and explored their relationship more. I will never look at a motorcycle on the side of the road during a rainstorm again!
Mar 02, 2015 rated it liked it
This one was a quick, short read. I tried not to make any judgments in the characters' actions as I read this story. Of course, there's a HEA. Thankfully, it's just fiction. ...more
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Little apprehensive about this one at first, but I really enjoyed it.
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Short, sweet. Just the right balance of hotness and sweet happily ever after.
Will definitely to be reading more.
Nicole Baylor
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a great short story! I love second chance stories and this certainly didn't let me down. Even with all the obstacles they had, it was a sweet story! ...more
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NJ Cole is a witty, mid-western girl with a kinky side. She works by day and writes by night, all while being a mother to her wonderful boys and serving her Sir. Unlike many of today’s authors, she chooses to write in first person, allowing the readers to experience life through the eyes of the unique characters that live in her head. Her love of those characters and respect for their stories come ...more

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