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Love Me Later

(Second Chances #1)

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3.55  ·  Rating details ·  294 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Can they love right on the redo?

Scarlet Leore enjoys a glittering existence among New York society’s elite. Ethan Blake is a prizefighter knocking his way through school, counting on his winnings to bankroll the dreams that won’t fit in a boxing ring. When the two meet, neither can deny the instant attraction that wells between the hulking fighter and the heiress who is
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Paperback, 226 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Gateway Publishing Ltd.
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Carissa
Oct 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s-2014

3 'Empress' Stars

There is something about this book that simply pulled me in from the start. It may have been the premise of being reunited, second chances, or just simply the entirety of the struggling, bad-ass boxer meets well-to-do heiress. I struggled with some of the plot, in hindsight, if it was done differently, it would have screwed it up. Whatever it is, this story simply put a smile on my face. :):)

Love Me Later is a debut Romantic Suspense novel that highlights the rich, spoiled,
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Jessica
Feb 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
Yet another author who's confused alpha male with abusive asshole. I tried to cut the hero some slack because of what he'd been through due to the heroine's actions but he was just uber gross to me. Hire her specifically, then question why she's there, finger her on the plane (and seriously who thinks that with all the sounds they were making they would've managed to do this unnoticed) then try to ruin her reputation in front of the very people he hired her to negotiate with, accuse her of ...more
Catherine
May 03, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh. I should know better! If you like this maybe you are a virgin with princess fantasies? I just don't get it. If this were erotica, why was there so much corporate planning (however inept) in between? Lame, lame, lame. DNF at 50%. I gave far too much %.
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Love Me Later by Libby Rice is a second chance romance. This book was a combination of romantic suspense and second chance romance. It was a story of two young people flirting with their attraction until violence stepped in a reared it’s ugly head. This violence affected both of their lives in different ways and left scars beyond healing. The anger, resentment, fear, and mixed feelings for one another have slow simmered throughout the years. They are brought back together through business
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Ruthie Taylor
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

I found this book to be a really good read, with a strong plot and interesting lead characters. I was very happy when I got to the end (don't panic, not a spoiler...) and read the start of the next book in the series - although it is scheduled for release in January 2015.

The tension through the story is well maintained, and often the writing led one down a wrong path, only to reveal the issue later and make the plot
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Stephanie Williams
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5Sexy and Suspenseful Stars

*I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads*

I loved Love Me Later from the first chapter to the last. This sexy story offers more then a second chance at romance. It's suspenseful, dangerous, fan yourself steamy, and it offers a little bit of an unexpected twist. I seriously could not put it down. Libby Rice had earned herself a new fan. If her next installment of the Second Chances Series is anything like the first January 2015 can't come
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Gmomy
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ending with a few twists and turns

In the end I can say this was a good read. It took forever for it to become a page turner. Sticking with it paid off with plenty of twists and turns and of course a HEA ending.
Helen Hardt
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! I will definitely be reading more by this author!
Angela Goodrich
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I absolutely loved this book. Love Me Later is more than a second chance romance. It is a seriously steamy romantic suspense novel featuring a hot ex-boxer alpha male and a strong yet fragile heroine. Ethan is everything I like in my hero – sexy, smart, possessive without being stalkerish, protective and open to love with the right person. As expected after the attack, Scarlett is extremely fragile and has a whole host of
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A.M.
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not an ordinary second chance romance. This is one book readers have GOT to read!

His harsh words belied a soft heart...

She begrudged her position at the top of the ladder, whilst envying how he made his own way up...


Scarlet Leore was rich. Until her attack that leads to her disowning herself from her only living relative and her inheritance. To be independent, and to begin near the bottom and work her own way up the proverbial ladder.
Ethan Blake was there after Scarlet's attack, saved her, and
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Moon Love
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This debut book has knocked me off my feet. I absolutely loved it! Ethan and Scarlet are two amazing characters and I really enjoyed seeing them overcome everything in their paths and find love with each other. Their journey was not smooth at all and was full of emotions they and I could barely keep contained.

The story is captivating. I read it from start to end in one sitting and didn't pause once. I skipped a meal because it meant I had to stop reading and I was firmly entrenched in Scarlet
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Holly Price
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! I loved Scarlet and Ethan! I was excited to read it as soon as I read the blurb, which always sets high expectations and I wasn't disappointed. I didn't expect everything to blow up as fast as it did. I guess I expected the youthful relationship to develop differently, but it makes more sense with her case of mistaken identity. It's really rare to have a book with 2 kinda broken people battling with such conflicting feelings and wanting revenge that are still totally likeable. ...more
Book Reading Gals
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Thoughts: I loved this book! I loved Scarlet and Ethan! I was excited to read it as soon as I read the blurb, which always sets high expectations and I wasn't disappointed. I didn't expect everything to blow up as fast as it did. I guess I expected the youthful relationship to develop differently, but it makes more sense with her case of mistaken identity. It's really rare to have a book with 2 kinda broken people battling with such conflicting feelings and wanting revenge that are still totally ...more
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Scarlet and Ethan meet at one of his fights and begin a flirtation. Both are very attracted to each other. On her way home from a second fight night, Scarlet is attacked and believes that it was Ethan that attacked her. He goes to prison, but it is found out later that it was someone else and he is released. Scarlet goes on to become a lawyer, but doesn't really move on as she has lasting effects from the attack. Ethan goes on to run a very successful business and decides as part of his revenge ...more
Rhiannon Overby
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love Me Later is a bit of a suspenseful romance, with a second chance romance twist.

Scarlet and Ethan thought that they had found someone special, until one terrible night changed everything. Now, nine years later Scarlet and Ethan come face to face. Can they get over all of the hurt ad find love again?

I love an alpha males who step up to the plate and same a woman in distress. So when I read the synopsis of this story I knew I'd really enjoy it. What I didn't count on however was how different
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Carol  MacInnis
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I won this book from a contest on Goodreads.

Scarlet Leore set eyes on Ethan Blake for the first time as he fought his opponent in a boxing ring. This scenario was new to Scarlet as her father, Tripp Leore is a very successful real estate mogul and her father's money got Scarlet seeing the insides of five star clubs rubbing shoulders with her prominent socialite friends and not the inside of an old fight club. But a terrible act of violence had left Scarlet badly wounded both inside and out and
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Kelly
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I enjoyed reading this book I really did feel sorry for Scarlet and what happened to her it must of been her worst nightmare I can understand her being scared and uncomfortable with being alone with out safety around her.

Ethan is a really nice guy until hecwas sent to jail for crime he did not do, Ethan does get out of jail and he has worked hard to be where he is from a poor fighter to a rich business man but all he wants is Scarlet to suffer for what she did to him, to me it feels
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Sandra Kerns
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With Love Me After. As a debut novel, Libby Rice hits the publishing ground running full speed. I fully expected tough guy Ethan to melt into a softy for the naive debutante Scarlet. Libby turned that belief on its ear. And Scarlet might be naive, but she isn't a pushover. She has backbone. Though a series of understandably misunderstood events separates them, when Ethan chooses a path for revenge, the story truly starts to sizzle. All paths invariably lead to these two star-crossed lovers ...more
Desirae (Dee)
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am so surprised by my feeling about this book. Normally i don't like alot of angst, but something about this book and how it was delivered, I loved it. I love the timeline and how we go from past to present. I love how everything tied together, how all our characters were linked somehow. My heart broke when I thought it was Ethan in that street. I mean.. he seemed like such a stand up guy, surely that couldn't be him...or could it?? Then.. then the truth comes out and our characters are pulled ...more
Jennifer
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book as part of Good Reads First Reads
Scarlet is attracted to Ethan , Ethan is attracted to Scarlet but Scarlet is trying to play it a bit low key. Until one night and Scarlet is attacked - and she thinks it was Ethan who did it. Consequently he spends time behind bars.
When he is released he finds he needs a lawyer to sort something out for him - and who should be that hotshot lawyer only Scarlet .........will they , won't they?? A page turner of a cat and mouse game to decide
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Kimme
Jul 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm confused.

I kind of liked this despite all the little things that irritated me. I hate weak women. The heroine started out kind of weak and pathetic. She did get better as the story moved. The hero was kind of an idiot, but not really. I can't really explain it. The book was good but it grated on my nerves. At one point I wasn't sure that I would finish the book. I powered through and finished it. I liked it but then I didn't like it. I'm so confused!!
KStar
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Definitely enjoyed reading this book, one that kept you turning the pages. You get a little bit of everything within this story romance, mystery, suspense, revenge, and second chances. Add a smart sexy fighter and a not your usual type of damsel in distress, this one is trying to fight her way back and it's totally worth a read. Art-Crossed Love looks just as good as this story, the second book in the series. :)
Whispers From
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First time reading this author

Ethan is a fighter. Scarlet is a law student. She is attacked and thinks it is Ethan. Now years later she's an attorney and Ethan is rich with his own company. He hires Scarlet's firm to handle their contracts. I think Scarlet gave in too easy with Ethan. And Ethan is too angry, even tho I understand. Great story. Scorching sex.
Phoenix
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was HOT! Every page sizzled with either sexy hot love scenes or suspense making my heart jump out of my chest. Although I really liked the story, it really could have almost been two books. One about their relationship and another about revenge. The book kept me reading though and wanting more. A great read!

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Larri Winslow
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have found a new favorite author! Libby Rice has that special knack for creating sympathetic characters, spot-on settings, and well-woven plots. I couldn't put this book down! The chemistry between Scarlet and Ethan is explosive, and their journey is filled with conflict and heat. Lots of heat!

This book has a definite place on my keeper shelf with plenty of room for more of Rice's books.
Katie
I picked this one up several weeks back and I'm glad I finally downloaded it to my Kindle and read it. It was a wonderful story of redemption and two people finding their way to each other through bitter accusations and hurtful actions.
Michelle Attuso
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Such an emotional roller coaster in the very best way. I was so caught up in the story I felt all their emotions right along with them.
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Neisha † The Submissive Poet †
loved the male protagonist...
Mary
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book! I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
Cathryn
Jan 26, 2015 marked it as reviews-say-no
1/26/15: What the hell. It's free on Amazon Kindle.
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Before becoming a writer, Libby was first a mechanical engineer in the data acquisition industry (voltmeter anyone?). Preferring writing to technical design, Libby headed to law school and eventually practiced patent law for several enterprising years (patent application covering a voltmeter anyone?). Finally realizing that technology just wasn’t her bag, she traded the voltmeters for alpha heroes ...more

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