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Second Drafts

(Matchmakers #2)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  6 reviews
***Also available as part of Matchmakers: A Shifting Isles Trilogy (ISBN 978-1534740860)***

Novelist Shain Ahren is committed to only one thing: himself. Living alone and having an endless string of one-night stands, Shain's carefully crafted routine ensures no one will ever control him again. But one trick he met at Matchmakers, years ago, he can't get out of his head.
Paperback, 316 pages
Published July 24th 2016 by CreateSpace
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Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As I sat here and finished this book, I got to thinking. I really hope that you guys actually consider what we all write as reviewers about the books we read. Part of what I love about doing this is that it has allowed be to branch out even more and find authors I've never heard of or have heard of but have never read. And while I don't always necessarily like the books I read, I hope you guys are branching out and giving these authors a chance. I know I'm not always eloquent with words in tryin ...more
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Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in this wonderful trilogy. These could probably be read as a stand-alone, but I recommend reading Second Chances to know different characters throughout the series. In the first book, we watched the trials and tribulations of Chance and Remy. Chance being much older than Remy. In this installment, we meet Shain and Elliden. Chance and Shain are brothers that have the worst father ever.

Shain is a Dom and only believes in one-night stands with no names exchanged and no slee
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Second Drafts is the second book in the Matchmakers series - set in a world similar yet different to our own. This book is about Chance's brother, Shain, and his demons, plus Ellidan, and his monster. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Okay, so I might have said that about book one too, but seriously, this one got to me. I loved the relationship between Shain and Ellidan, although I was all for kicking Shain during most of the story! Ellidan thinks he is so broken, and yet he is so strong. Shain thinks he ha ...more
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I liked it more than the first one. The ghosts were a nice touch and I really liked Elli's character. Shain I didn't think much of. Some of his decisions in this were horrible. I'm glad Remy and Chance made a reappearance. Nice to see them doing well. Deals with mental illness, homophobia and abuse. The one thing that gets to me for this trilogy is the forgiveness, its either death or no justice. I think Dan's bar suffered the most. One more book to go. ...more
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Lovely building onto Second Chance's story, and so nice to see those characters continue to grow in their relationship. ...more
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G.R. Lyons stumbled into writing as a form of trauma recovery when traditional therapy wasn't working.

Then the story ideas just kept on coming.

Pulling from a vivid imagination as well as real-life experience as a trans man, a sexual assault survivor, and a person living with mental illness, Lyons has written multiple, interconnected series set within his fictional world of the Shifting Isles.


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Matchmakers (3 books)
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