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Jordan's Return

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  493 ratings  ·  75 reviews
For the first time in print, New York Times and USA Today bestseller Samantha Chase's debut novel is a heartwarming story of second chances

All Jordan Manning wants is a quiet summer on the Virginia coast with her sons to recover from a near-fatal accident and an abusive relationship. Her plans to find a new direction for her future are turned upsid
Paperback, 279 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published November 20th 2011)
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Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jordan’s Return is a beachside story of a second chance at lost love.

Jordan escapes to the Virginia coast to recuperate from a tragic accident caused by her abusive ex-husband. Where she runs into the man that broke her heart, Rob Tyler.

Rob isn’t going to let this chance to rekindle a relationship is Jordan. But Jordan is having none of it and isn’t ready to let Rob back into her life especially now after the mistreatment she took from her ex.

Misunderstandings and communication ends up becoming
Isha Coleman
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jordan Manning has had nothing but rainy days. An abusive marriage that has left her broken and bruised. A car accident that proved nearly fatal and single parenthood have made her reevaluate what's important. Hoping to find a balance between her happiness and that of her children she plans a getaway. Nothing but blue skies is her hope for the future. Will she make it happen? Rob is a blessing she never saw coming. His brand of TLC has her questioning trying love again. Is a second chance in the ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
Jordan Manning was 16 when she fell madly in love with Rob Tyler. For two years they had the best high school romance even talking about their future together and dreams of a family. That was all shattered when they were at a party separately and Jordan caught him making out with the biggest slut in the school.
She was so angry and hurt she had to learn to move on especially since he never bothered to come and try and explain why he even did what he did. Unfortunately, when she looks at it now
Susan Gorman
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Samantha Chase is my go -to author when I am in the mood for a well -written contemporary novel with wonderful characters and great storyline. She effortlessly blends modern social issues, snappy dialogue and romance in each of her books.
The prologue of Jordan’s Return contained just enough background information on Jordan Manning and her abusive ex-husband Eric to interest me. The storyline in this novel is different than Ms. Chase’s other series; it’s poignant and more serious in tone. The nov
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chase, netgalley
This review is based on an ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.


This second chance romance was like a breath of fresh air for me. I needed the easy romance and happy ending right now.
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A sweet and hot second-chance-at-love contemporary romance!

Rob had been her first lover, and she had been his. It was always amazing to her that when all her friends spoke of losing their virginity, they all said how awkward it was, but with Rob it had been beautiful. They had been so in love at seventeen and so confident of their future together that making love had been as natural to them as the simple act of breathing.

JORDAN'S RETURN by Samantha Chase is a sweet and hot second-chance-at-love
Maree Repa
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ow that Jordan Manning was divorced from her violent husband, she just knew it was an escape and that both she and her two boys could leave, yet her boys never really wanted to change their lives anyway. She always wanted the best for her boys too.

Leaving her ex, Eric and heading out on the road to the gorgeous Virginia Coast and finally arriving at their Bungalow. Jordan was just the happiest free mother, with two upset boys, who just expected more to their new home. Her memories of her ex were
Bette Hansen
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had forgotten what a wonderful story this is but a quick re-read brought back all the warm emotions this book evokes. An incredible second chance story that immediately pulls you in.

After a disastrous marriage, an equally horrific divorce, and a car accident where she almost lost her life, Jordan Manning returns to her small hometown in Virginia to enjoy a quiet summer on the shore with her two young sons. Running into her first love Rob Tyler as soon as she arrives is the beginning of what wi
Nov 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This debut novel by Samantha Chase was one that I could not put down! As a fan of contemporary romances, Jordan's Return had it all. The characters were compelling and likable and their story was sweet and just a little bit spicy! This one is a keeper!
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love second chance romances. Jordan's Return has all that and more.

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Dnf @41% seems like a sweet story but there wasn't a lot of dialogue between the characters and not much was really going on. It was a bit slow side for me.
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
Loved reading Jordan and Rob's story of second-chance love. After a bad break-up in high school, Jordan relied on Eric to help her through the pain. After a bad marriage to Eric, a nasty divorce and a horrific accident caused by said ex, Jordan takes a vacation to the Virginia beaches were she runs into Rob. When Rob sees Jordan, he feels he now has a second chance to the love he has never forgotten. Will Jordan's vacation, along with her two boys, be the best ever and give him the chance to pro ...more
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book! Read it in under 2 days! Only recently found this author, but am hooked! High school sweethearts find each other again after a chance meeting years later. Jordan is trying to move on from an abusive relationship when she sees Rob again. She has 2 boys she is raising on her own and he is exactly what this little family needs. Miscommunication and insecurities arise, but the love that had for each other so long ago, is strong enough to mend their respective broken heart ...more
Candace N
Mar 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
This story appealed to every side of me. It was very well written, flowed nicely, it was heartfelt and it was believable. The characters were great and drew me in. I believe this is my first time reading a Samantha Chase book, I will definitely be reading more.
Tina McGonigal
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the story, as I usually do with Chase’s books, but the characters made me want to smash myself over the head until they stopped being stupid. If you want to try one of this authors book, pick anything else. She’s usually much better.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was good, but it moved a little too fast for me.
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!!!
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
A good story, with a likable couple, who both needed their second-chance at love.
May 23, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Reivewed for NetGalley:

I SO don't like this book. I just... everything about it is things I hate. The rest of this review will all be spoilers, so I'm hiding it, just FYI. (view spoiler)
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Jordan has returned to the Virginia shore for a month of recuperation and relaxation with her two sons. The last few months have brought changes to all of their lives, and now she needs to time alone with her kids to start putting together their new lives. Jordan has recently left an abusive relationship, one where her now ex-husband tried to kill her in a car accident. The resulting injuries and the divorce have upended Jordan’s life and she’s simply looking for a b
Debbie Hanson
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Arc received in exchange for an honest review.

Naw I sweet romances, especially 2nd chance ones. Jordan's Return is an eady to read story with great characters. From a wife and mother who has struggled with physical and emotional scars along with her well adjusted sons, to the man who made one mistake at 18yrs old and lost the love of his life to another guy.

After her divorce and near fatal car accident, Jordan has left her home to take her boys on a month long beach holiday to sleepy town on t
Dec 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was another really quick read for me. Sometimes you just need one of these really nice quick romances to kind of cleanse your palette after more heavy reading!

Jordan is a woman in her early thirties, she is taking her 2 boys on a month long vacation to the beach, but it's the end of the season and the boys don't really want to go. They think that it's going to be long boring month. Jordan has just recovered from a horrific car accident that was caused by her ex-husband who had been dr
Sharon Tyler
Jordan’s Return by Samantha Chase is a contemporary romance about healing and second chances. A summer on the Virginia coast is exactly what Jordan Manning needs to regroup and recover from a near-fatal accident at the hands of her abusive ex-husband. Wanting only to spend time bonding with her two sons and come up with a direction for their future, Jordan’s perfectly crafted plan is turned upside down when she runs in to Rob Tyler, the first man who ever broke her heart. He was content with his ...more
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW......I absolutely loved this story!!!! Wish I could give it more than 5 stars. I was sad to see it end. I wanted more!!! lol

This is the first story that I have read by this author and I have to admit that I am completely hooked!! I will for sure be looking into other stories that she has written.

Jordan recently got out of a horrific marriage and survived a near death car accident caused by her ex husband. She & her amazing boys go on a month long vacation to try to re cooperate from the
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Couldn't put it down.
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it

Oh, I just enjoy reading Samantha Chase romance titles because she has the great power in writing such strong emotions for the characters that it makes them as them. And she has create another emotional romance title, Jordan's Return.
Jordan's Return is a strong emotional romance read that it will bring all kinds of emotions for the reader. Jordan is trying her hardest in forgetting the past and move forward in her life and her boys life too. But mostly of her past will come back when she run int
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

I want to have you all to myself, with no worries, no distractions. Just you, me, and this incredible need we have for each other.

Slinky? Who was she kidding? She didn't even own anything slinky anymore. What was the use? No one had seen her in any form of undress in a long time.

And when he's not busy rescuing lonely women and protecting their children, he spends his spare time flying around in his red cape stopping all the evil in the world and getting stranded kittens out of tr
Tina Todd shobe
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing. In fact I liked it so much I read it straight through.

Jordan was in terrible auto accident while riding in a vehicle driven by her ex-husband that almost ended her life. For six months following the accident her family has stepped in and taken care of both her and her boys.

She has decided to take the boys on a months vacation close to the beach so they can regroup as a family and for her to gain some of her independence back.

The author's description of Eric, Jordan's ex rea
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2016, arcs
*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

After a life altering divorce, Jordan Manning and her two sons take a month long vacation off the Virginia Coast for some much needed R and R. While there Jordan bumps into high school sweetheart Rob Tyler. Romance blooms and passion reignites as Rob realizes Jordan was the best thing that ever happened to him and will do anything to get her back.

Verdict: Originally published in 2011, this is a sweet heartwarming read
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and ...more
“Rob had been her first lover, and she had been his. It was always amazing to her that when all her friends spoke of losing their virginity, they all said how awkward it was, but with Rob it had been beautiful. They had been so in love at seventeen and so confident of their future together that making love had been as natural to them as the simple act of breathing.” 0 likes
“She longed to find out if the sparks would still be there, if her body would still quiver at his touch.
When Rob arrived five o'clock sharp, Jordan had her answer.
He climbed out of the truck. Seeing her standing in the doorway, he walked very slowly toward her, like a predator stalking its prey. He was a man on a mission, and Jordan stood frozen to the spot. Rob stopped short in front of her and without any notice, cupped her face, and brought his mouth down on hers.”
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