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Second Chance

(Chances #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  290 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Sometimes all it takes is a second chance to get things right.

In this hot new angsty romance from USA Today bestselling author BJ Harvey, the once-burned-forever-commitment-shy best friend from One Shot faces her own moral dilemma of the heart

When life gives me lemons, I always make lemonade.

Living every day like it could be my last, I'm content with the choices I've made
Published June 28th 2018 (first published 2018)
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Nikki ღ Navareus

I LOVED the heck out of this story, and I've officially discovered my newest Book Boyfriend. Man oh man! Bruno was such a filthy talking panty melter, and he was smoking HOT.

I adored Gaby and Bruno's characters. Gaby was completely gunshy about relationships after getting devastated so badly by her ex fiancée. Bruno knew what he wanted the first time he laid eyes on Gaby, but he was patient and willing to wait for her to come around. When these two finally got together they were freaking combus
Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
3 - 3.5 stars

One would think with the book description that this would be an angst and drama - fest. There is some drama and little angst though. So, the characters handled most situations with some maturity. I liked this one - so why not a higher rating? It took me a little while to read - to be fair, I was interrupted by a really good book and couldn't put it down. And, in comparison, this one suffered a bit.

The H is really very sweet. He grew from his past. Yes, he should've said something -
“I don’t care how long it takes or how hard I have to work for it. Anything in life worth having is worth fighting tooth and nail for, and when it comes to you, I find myself willing to wage the war.”

BJ Harvey is quickly becoming the queen of angsty-goodness romance with her Chances Series. She has be craving MORE and MORE with every turn of the page! I knew Bruno was going to be a favorite of mine, but what I didn’t know is that he was going to end up being my ALL TIME FAVORITE HERO of Ms.
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Second Chance can be read as a standalone, however we are first introduced to Gaby and Bruno in One Shot, the first book in this series. As with Second Chance, One Shot is an angsty, well written story, definitely worth having a look if you've read and enjoyed this book, but not read One Shot yet.

Gaby and Bruno (*sighs* I love Bruno ) are immediately physically attracted to each other upon meeting, with Bruno being the bouncer at the bar where Gaby works. Unfortunately for Bruno, working togethe
Lu Bielefeld
3 ⭐⭐⭐ - OK decent reads.
I still when I realize he called her by her name. He knows her.

With a pale face she looks back at Bruno. The room goes deathly quiet, and I stand there, waiting with bated breath for whatever is about to happen next. “Well, isn’t that a nice way to speak to your wife and the mother of your child?”

Bruno leaves soon after closing, waving to everyone as he goes before meeting my eyes and giving me a slow nod, and walking out the door to be met by the wo
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
4.5 stars

Gaby is a non-commitment sort of girl. She never used to be but after being very badly burned by the guy she thought she had a future with she has spent the past six years project managing the carefully constructed walls around her heart.

When one of the guys she works with shows more than a passing interest in her she initially brushes it off but then her sole focus seems to fixate on him and what it would feel like to be beneath Bruno, just for one night. You know, scratch the itch and
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Second Chance (Chances #2) by BJ Harvey
5 stars!!!

“If we’re going inside, it’s to do one thing and one thing only. There’ll be no talking, no dating, and definitely no sleeping.”

Being someone that has read all of BJ Harvey’s books (and she has written a lot) I was itching to read this one. The more I read the more I loved, the more I loved, the more excited I got and that excitement never waned throughout and by the end I just sat back and thought to myself ‘damn, BJ Harvey, you naile
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
BJ Harvey delivers an angsty, sweet, and crazy hot story! You can really feel the pull between Gaby and Bruno. Their connection is undeniable. I loved the excitement of a new relationship and the tension of the slow burn. This is definitely a fast paced and engaging story. Personally, I struggled with the way some aspects played out but I know that fans of angst and drama will absolutely love this one!

After reading this book, I wish I had read the first book prior. It really would have helped to
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

This is the second book in the Chances series, however it can be read as a stand alone.

Now, if you have read my reviews, you know I had my issues with the first book, One Shot.Nothing to do with the writing, but to do with the leading man - to this day I still can't stand the guy! This seems to just be me though, as everyone else loved him.

However there are no such issues in Second Chance.

Bruno and Gaby's story I devoured in one sitting. I am a sucker for a secon
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ahhhhhh Bruno, he’s the silent watch’em type of guy, he’s kind and thoughtful but oh so deliciously dirty hot!!!
Gaby is funny, feisty and honest and guarded with good reason. These two together are perfect but it takes them some time to figure it out.
Second Chance is the 2nd book in this series but most of it runs parallel to One Shot. Bruno knows what he’s wants and it’s Gaby, Gaby is a little slow on the uptake but reading this book and watching these two evolve is awesome. There wasn’t as muc
Escape into a Booksite
*4 Stars*

I don't know what it is about the hero's in this series, but they don't always sit well with me. I really disliked Millen in book one, and I'm just not sure how I feel about Bruno.

After the whammy of a prologue, reeling things back and building up to the ultimate point again, frustrates me. The story was good, and there was plenty of getting to know the characters, but the lack of communication at times bothered the hell out of me. That said though, it's kind of one of the biggest thin
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I am really loving this series because with each book it gets better and better for these couples. B.J. makes it so real that you feel like you are right there with each character feeling each emotion. I really loved the chemistry between Bruno and Gaby. The chemistry was so strong it jumped off of the pages at you while you are reading.

Gaby and Bruno's story is so amazing. You have two people who have been hurt in previous relationships but they are not bitter. They both have an open mind when
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Chances series but can easily be read as a stand-alone. Second Chances is all about exactly that with Bruno and Gaby. Two people who were broken in the worst possible way by the people who were supposed to be their everything. As these two find each other it will be their pasts that will hold them back from completely moving forward. Their story will have you on the edge of your seat as drama, chaos and secrets are revealed. You will find yourself anxious and frust ...more
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok seriously after reading Kenzi and Millen book I wasn't sure how I was gonna like book 2. We met Gaby in book one and knew this would be her book but I didn't realize how much more I would love her after this book.

Both Gaby and Bruno were hurt in previously relationships. Hurt doesn't even begin to describe what was done to them before. To see Bruno willing and waiting to take a chance on Gaby and her realizing too late that she could only take a chance on Bruno. Unfortunately the past can't s
Natalie Miernicki
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a fabulous story, the title says it all... a second chance at life and love! If you’ve read One Shot you would have met Bruno & Gaby.. this is their story and what a story it is! Gaby has sworn off love & marriage but Bruno likes what he sees and will wait for Gabs to realise they’re made for each other! This story is not your conventional love story though, as you’ve come to expect from BJ Harvey this story as well is filled with angst.. but it will keep you entertained and it will keep yo ...more
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
I just adore BJ Harvey and her ability to write such amazing stories. Second Chance was another wonderful story with feisty characters I couldn't get enough of. I just love me some second chance books and this one had me from the very first page. Even though this is the second book in the Chances series it can be read as a standalone.

Angst, secrets, romance and loads of drama, definitely a story that will keep you guessing and unable to put the book down.
Reading with 2 book lovers
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
this second chance love story by Ms harvey is q great read.
I loved gabby and Bruno so much, they both have been hurt in past relationships and now have to deal with theres and there pasts.
this was a great story.
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Five cautious and addictive stars! This book takes the Second Chance Romance to a new level!

Oh holy heaven! B.J. Harvey has ruined me with this magisterial masterpiece! Second Chance is the second installment in the Chances Series. In my opinion this book is the hottest and most tempting book in the series. It has the right amount of sinful passion and forbidden temptation. All wrapped in a sizzling cover. This book is the kind of book that makes you believe in second chances (personally I'm
Michell Hall casper
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am loving this series!!!! Bruno will capture your heart.

Harvey knows how to deliver just the right amount of everything in her books. Where do I even begin? This book was fun and flirty with just the right amount of angst. It was fun to watch Bruno and Gaby's relationship grow. The chemistry was off the charts. Gaby was sassy and strong. And Bruno was sweet, funny, flirty and sexy with a dirty mouth. :) But underneath it all they both had vulnerable sides they tried to hide. Harvey had my att
Payne’s Bookworm Reviews (Samantha Payne)

‘Second Chance’ is book two in BJ Harvey’s Chances Series. This book can be read as a stand-alone, although we did originally meet Gaby and Bruno in ‘One Shot’ book one.

Second chances are no easy road to travel especially when it comes to matters of the heart. But when it’s the right one you will do whatever it takes to make sure you don’t miss out. Both Bruno and Gaby have been hurt in previous relationships, but seeing them grow together in this book is something to see. Bruno (oh
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I absolutely devoured this one! I have to point out that the prologue is brilliant! Jaw dropping with a lovely twist that makes you turn page after page, desperate to find out what lead to that situation.

Gabby has been burnt in the past and over the years carefully built walls around her heart to never find herself being hurt again. But when Bruno makes up his mind that she's different, special and worth to fight for, the game is on!! Amazing banter and flirt and hot scorching scenes. Bruno is
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book (given by the author)...

I absolutely loved Bruno and Gaby. I was so worried how the relationship between them would play out especially with Gaby’s needs for no-string attachments. However, Bruno didn’t let her get away with anything and he patiently, well almost, patiently waited for her to be ready. Without revealing anything juicy I will say I loved their connection and progression, both of them had been terribly hurt in the past and tried to move f
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I could not stop reading this! I have been so excited to read this book since I finished One Shot late last year. From the prologue I wasn't the biggest fan of Bruno - it took a long time to put things together and see that he really was a good guy. I was very hesitant with him... Gaby was amazing. She's been through a lot over the years so of course she's nervous about another relationship - I definitely would be too!
I loved Gaby and Bruno's chemistry - they are definitely cute! I think from t
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-books, arc
I simply adored Second Chances. BJ Harvey gives us one of her best works to date with a love story between Gaby Wallace (Kenzie’s bestie from One Shot) and Bruno Duncan (bouncer at Kenzie and Millen’s club). I knew Gaby would be a force to be reckoned with since we first met her in One Shot. This woman is feisty and strong-willed and as loyal a friend anyone could ask for. But her damaged heart can only handle easy and when Bruno finds his way to her soul, all bets are off. These two cannot resi ...more
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

This is the second book in the Chances series, I would suggest reading book one, One Shot, before this as that would just make common sense. Gaby was right there with Kenzie throughout book one, listening as the drama unfolded and giving sound advice. What we didn't realize was that at the same time Gabs was also going through her own thing. When Gabs goes on a blind date that turns horrible, Bruno swoops in and saves the day and gives her a ride home. When Gabs learn
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 5 Lemons and Lemonade Stars ~

I have to be honest, after reading the blurb for Second Chance, I was slightly nervous to read this story. I was afraid of the direction BJ Harvey was going to take these characters, but I am happy to report that I had nothing to fear!!! This story was pure perfection. I think I liked this one even more than One Shot (Book 1). BJ Harvey continues to amaze me with her writing. She is an
She's a Lip Biter
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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For me, this book was a long time coming and the wait was certainly not in vain. I fell hard for this couple in book one and knew that they would definitely give me a lot to mull over and love. The story was great and although we knew a little of Gaby's story, Bruno was a complete mystery but he stole my heart a long time before his secrets were exposed.

When I first started out reading this book, I was very much screaming "No Way" at no but my walls but I took a brea
Amy Rangel
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy Hell this author had a Second Chance to blow my mind and she succeeded!!

Second Chance by BJ Harvey

Holy Hell this author had a SECOND CHANCE to blow my mind and she succeeded!!

There were so many feels in this book. I was on a constant rollercoaster!

First let me tell you. I couldn't decide which relationship I envied the most. The friendship between Kenzie and Gaby was completely heart warming. These two were completely in sync with each other and I loved them so much.

Then you had the uncond
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Second Chance starts out when Bruno takes a plunge & asks Gaby to marry him in front of their friends & family, and as she yes, his estranged wife shows up talking about his kid, and all hell breaks loose. And we go back to when it Bruno & Gaby start out. So obviously this really caught my attention from the beginning, and I had to turn the pages quickly to see how this all went down to get to this place. I mean I knew that Gaby had commitment issues, but it took a bit to learn why, and of cours ...more
Jade Simcox (3 Degrees Of Fiction)
After reading book 1, One Shot I couldn't wait to get my hands on Gaby's story. We meet Gaby and Bruno in book 1 and I loved Gaby. She was the best friend that everyone needed. I wished I had a friend like her.
But the story just wasn't for me, I found it predictable and a bit boring for the most part. I wasn't a fan of the prologue first then going back in time months before to see what happened to get them to the goings on in the prologue. But that's more to do with me then the story itself.
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BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She also regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer and a funny romance thinker upper.

An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly but loving every minute of it. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and hails from what she considers as the best country in the world—New Zealand. Currently

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