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Last Chance

(Second Chances #8)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  570 ratings  ·  114 reviews
One last chance.

That’s all Luke Collins, local bad boy and motocross champion, has to not only find his redemption, but win back the girl he lost. He’ll stop at nothing to make her his, even if it means playing dirty.

Lara Jacobs doesn’t want her heart broken again and refuses to give Luke a second chance. After he left her after their one night stand, she ran right into th
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Published August 30th 2016 by Books by L.P. Dover LLC
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Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

Last Chances is the latest installment of the Second Chances series. Even though I haven't read much of the previous books I found it easy to catch on. I love this trope but a second chance romance is always complicated too. Yes that triangle, enter angst and drama. Still that premise made me intrigued.

In the prequel we got Luke and Lana's history. The Luke then ad boy, player and motor cross racer who messed up. Now Lara is the girl who got away, trying move forward as best she can. L
Karen Mc
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Sometimes love needs a second chance because it wasn’t ready the first time. It fails at first, but it only grows stronger and learns how to last a lifetime.” ~Unknown

What if your life was altered forever? What if you had a second chance? A chance to start fresh. A chance to right those wrongs. A chance to find happiness. Perhaps a last chance. Passionate and poignant, Last Chance by L.P. Dover is a tender tale of epic love that pulls at your heartstrings while stealing your soul in a scorching
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not for me...too many cliches, "giggling" females and "rushing" everywhere. ...more
Aug 02, 2016 rated it liked it
I m not happy, yes, the story lines.

I am not team Grayson, Luke either. I think both of them r victims, especially Grayson. He is a nice man, lost his brother and their dream, make it hard to achieve after the brother's dies, fall in love the woman didn't deserve his love, finally, when she left Grayson approached his edge that cost him much, not only losing the restaurant, the dream he share with his late brother, also his life. Yes, I do think Grayson is victim. do we really this kind of endin
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Last Chance
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports - Motocross
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (A Second Chances Novel)
Rating: ★★★★



After reading Defending Hayden and loving it, a first for me and this author, it seemed like a no brainer that when this book dropped, I snag up this one too. Especially since it contained characters from the previous book that while I didn’t know the entire background on, I was definitely intrigued by.

Last Chance is written a lot li
Melissa Mendoza
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I saw her silhouette and lost my breath at the sight of her. Her long, blonde hair was braided to the side, and she had on a pair of denim shorts that showed off her tanned legs, not to mention the light green tank top covering her pink bikini. She was so fing beautiful."

5 stars!! Beautiful and so well told!!

Luke will stop at nothing to win back Lara. But Lara has other ideas. She doesn't want her heart stomped on again and she doesn't want to give her heart up to the man who left her after the
Another great read from LP Dover

Told in dual pov's you are taken on the journey of Luke and Laura, the dilemmas life throws at them with mistakes, regrets, lies,truths and deception.

A roller coaster read as Laura finds herself in hospital after an accident with memory loss.

Two men claim to love her and she can't remember either of them. Who does she believe? she can't follow her head so she has to let her heart find the way.

Both men are determined to get her back and one would do anything to
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
***ONE TASTE*** The Prequel that is attached.

One Taste is the prequel to Last Chance. I haven't read all of the Second Chance novels but I did meet Luke and Lara in Defending Hayden so I knew part of the story. But having a prequel for their novel is genius. I will make this short.

Luke and Lara have been friends for a long time but over the last few months things have changed between them. After losing Kate, Luke turned into a manwhore. Lara hated seeing this since she once had a crush on him.
Kendall {Book Crazy}
I'm a big, big fan of this author, and I always anticipate her next release, especially from this series, so I was really looking forward to reading this book! I also read an ARC of the prequel novella to this book months ago and had been eagerly anticipating the characters full-length story, so I may have flailed a lot when I received my ARC of this book lol! The prequel novella is also included at the beginning of this book and it was extended and had some new scenes added, so I did do a quick ...more
April Symes
I am a sucker for 2nd chance romance reads and this is one that will get your attention immediately for it is a killer of a 2nd chance romance and with a love triangle to boot. This story will have you ask the “What if” question like a million times while reading this story. What if I..What if she..What if he…What if they…Im serious, I totally did that up until about the very end. That is how good this story gets you involved in the characters’ lives.
What if you had a chance to start your life a
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Leslie (L.P.) is a well known author to me. Her books are on my kindle as well as my bookshelf. I absolutely love her writing and when the "chance" to review this book came available, I was quick to grab it! This book can be read as a standalone but it is part of the Second Chances series as well.

Lara is an adventurous, live life to the fullest woman. She works and part owns the Carolina Tavern with her twin sister, Summer and a friend Grayson. Lara has a masters in marketing but with the passin
Jennifer Pierson
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lara Jacobs has had a thing for Luke for a long time, but finally gave up after watching his revolving door of women. He decides he wants her, so he wears her down until she gives in to her feelings, and they spend a great night together. After he left, he disappears, and she doesn't see nor hear from him until she catches him with another woman. Lara runs to her close friend Grayson Moore, who's in love with her, for comfort. Time goes by, and she moves on with Grayson, but she's not quite happ ...more
Jae Mod
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***ARC Provided by the Author for an Honest Review***

Last Chance by L.P Dover was a first for me, and a novel I really enjoyed. It’s a story about second chances, but with kind of a twist.

To rehash the blurb briefly, we meet Luke Collins, a bad boy vying to redeem himself, not only in the field of motocross, but also to win back the girl he lost.

Lara Jacobs is our main girl, one who after having a one night stand with Luke, gets her heart broken and chooses to fall into the arms of her close fr
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a second-chance romance that involves Luke, the bad-boy motocross champion and Lara, his ex’s best friend. Did I mention that they also shared a one-night stand? Within the first couple of chapters, we all know that Luke did not handle this one-night stand in the very best way. Determined to move on with her life and protect her heart, Lara rebounds with Grayson. However, fate intervenes and throws a wrench into everyone’s plans. After a near fatal accident causes Lara to lose all memori ...more
Gina Meier
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This group of characters have 9 lives. Some of them are luckier than the others. Grab some tissues because this book is an emotional roller coaster. Luke and Lara have known each other for some time but Lara keeps avoiding Luke due to his player ways. She knows once she gives in that she will fall for the bad boy Luke. Luke breaks her heart and falls into the arms of Grayson who is part owner of the restaurant that Lara owns with her sister. Things all fall apart when Lara is in a serious c ...more
Heather andrews
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Luke has some stamina, "groaning, he looked down at his ***k. “Do you see what you do to me? I don’t think I’m going to be able to let you out of this bed if you keep teasing me.” Luke is cocky the boy knows he drives his woman to distraction, “are you okay? What’s on your mind?” I looked up just in time to see him release the towel from around his waist and use it to dry off his back. It was hard to think with him standing there dripping wet. He knew what he was doing, looking at me with a smir ...more
A little birdie told me...
Meh. Predictability was rampant. Eye rolling happened way too often. Characters acted way younger than their age (For a 29 year old, Lara acted like a spoiled college student.).

To make Grayson such a jerk was really a risk that failed.

Luke was a shell of his former self. It wasn't that I didn't like nuLuke, but his insta-change just seemed a little left-fieldy.

Luckily, it was the last of the second-chance series, one in which I've witnessed a decline in style and content. This author is usual
Renee at Book Happiness
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this for an honest review... I have to say that I just really enjoyed this whole story just as I have enjoyed this whole series!!!

L.P is one of those authors I just love to sink into her books and this book was no exception.. This book just was the perfect book for this series!!!


Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Tiffany Bobalik
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Best book in this series so far, can't wait for more ...more
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Nov 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I’ve read this book multiple times as well Second Chances Series as a whole but I’ve never actually gotten around to posting a review so here goes. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the chemistry between Lara and Luke. I know that Luke hurt Lara but I felt sorry for him multiple times throughout this book as Lara never gave him a chance to apologise during the year since he’d royally screwed things up after their one night together as he ran from what
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lara Jacobs has spent the last few years crushing on her motocross riding friend Luke, but he seems to be completely oblivious to her attraction, especially since he has spent the last few years flaunting his conquests in front of her. She knows she should just move on and find someone more worthy of her time and attention, but no one seems to put the same tingle in her belly like he does, and she wants the fireworks. So she finally works up the courage to make her move one night at a friends pa ...more
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read.

I finally got around to reading about Luke and Lara. Was glad that Luke finally found his true self, even if it did take him losing Lara to do it. I was completely blown away with Greyson's attitude and actions. Loved their second chance with each other.
Rina Smith
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars I still love all of these characters. Luke was a screw up, no doubt about it, but I still loved him.
Rose Maniscalco
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
This whole series has been filled with people who have lost boyfriends/girlfriends/spouses due to death and also have psycho doctors, nurses, exes after them trying to ruin their current relationships. I wouldn't want to be friends with any of these people, let alone in a relationship for fear of crazies coming after me.

I think it was a bit overkill having the same thread running through the whole series. There are other ways to create angst and suspense. Maybe if the problems between the main c
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Last Chance is part of the Second Chance series and it can be read as a standalone. This is my second book in this series and you will not be lost if you start with this book. That being said you are going to want to read every one of Dover’s books. She is fast becoming one of my go to authors.
Last Chance is Lara and Luke’s story and boy was it a whirlwind. Lara and Luke have chemistry that is hot, but the problem with that is Luke is a manwhore. Lara may want him, but she is not having
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First I want to note that Last Chance: A Second Chance Novel, includes an updated version of One Taste, a prequel novella for this book. This short novella tells us, finally, in detail, what happened between Lara and Luke on their one night stand and why she feels and acts the way she does towards him. This is a standalone novel, but if you have read any of the other Second Chances books by this author, we never had the full details until now and though this is a standalone book and you do not n ...more
Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
LP Dover has done it again. Last Chance is an interconnected standalone in her Second Chances series, and has all of the same excellent elements as the others.

Last Chance is a second chance love story, a sports romance, with a dash of who's out to get you in it. As with the other stories in this series each book stands completely on its own. You will not be lost if you just pick up this book and read it. However if you have been following along with this series or LP Dover's books in general you
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> > Judging a Book by it's Cover < <
Initial thought was that Luke does not look like I'd envisioned him to throughout the series, but Lara does. Sweet cover, strong title font. Did not bother to read synopsis as I'd wanted to read this couple's story for several books now!
> > Looking Deeper < <
LAST CHANCE includes the prequel, ONE TASTE, which takes up the first 15%. It a short insight into the before and shortly after to Lara and Luke's one night stand. LAST CHANCE picks up at "One Year Later
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white-water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two young

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