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The Second Time Around

(Hope Valley #6)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  392 ratings  ·  124 reviews
Tessa Day had clung to the notion of a once-in-a-lifetime love for as long as she could remember. Then one chance encounter led her to the man of her dreams. After a whirlwind romance that could only be described as something out of a fairytale, she gave her heart to her other half, only to have him throw it back like it meant nothing.

Bryce Dixon was known as the care-free
Published 2020
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Tessa and Bryce first met 10 years previously and spent a week together, he was about to leave for a 6 month stint in Afghanistan but with the amazing connection between them they decided to get married. Shortly after he sent her a Dear John letter saying he was sorry but he couldn't do this. Though heartbroken Tessa continued on with her life until 10 years later she moves to Hope Valley and runs into her husband on the street. Although Tessa is initially resistant and Bryce
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: March 10, 2020
Actual Rating: 5 stars

Small Town | Second Chance Romance

Who knew second chances could be so perfect!? Jessica Prince is a whiz at writing small town romances. Adding to that a second chance romance with the most swoon worthy relationship makes this book PURE GOLD. Gosh, I am falling head over heels for this authors books and I am finding myself anxious for more. Jessica Prince writes sweet novels with a little bit of sass and spice to mix it up. Im thrilled that
Jessica Prince
Feb 24, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 I want to move to Hope Valley Stars

Here she goes....writing my heart's desire once again. Ms. Prince always delivers and this time it's Bryce's turn and he's not the background player this time he is the hero. He is finally showing his heart and whom it belongs to. It's owner was found years before and she is back, happenstance, sure but the fireworks are amazing none the less. Heart, bucket lists and smiles take the lead in this one and it's a journey everyone should travel. Second chances,
***5 My Other Half. My Heart and Soul Stars***<.b>

I DEVOURED this baby.

Absolutely DEVOURED it.

Which in my world is a wonderful thing that I was engrossed in everything that was Tessa, Bryce and the Hope Valley crew that I couldnt put the book down...but considering I was/am supposed to be doing that #workthing...OOPS *shrugs*

But, seriously. This book, these characters, just do me in everytime. The dopey, cheek hurting grin definitely happened as well as the swoons and getting all kinds of
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

The last person Tessa expected to see in her new town is her estranged ex. The one who walked away from her with nothing more than a note saying he couldn't do this anymore. Since Bryce, Tessa's walls have enclosed her heart in steel, and nothing and no one, especially Bryce, is going to be scaling those walls anytime soon (ever).

Bryce had reasons for leaving her, but when Tessa refuses to listen, a little talking to by his friend just might be the ticket to getting him to go claim his
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So many deep feelings for this series!

This is definitely a go-to author for me, and this series totally hooked me from the very beginning!
Every single character, every plot, every feeling that the story evokes from me, all of that are so beautifully constructed. How could I not love this series.

We've met Bryce earlier and we saw a lot of him in Out Of The Darkness. I was so excited for his story, and I was not left disappointed at all.

This is a gripping second chance romance about him and the
Franci Neill
5 Their Lives Come Full Circle Stars!!!

Once again, Ms. Prince has written a story that took a hold of my heart and didnt let go until the very endand if Im being really honest, Im still thinking about Tessa and Bryce!! Ive been waiting for Bryces story to see exactly whats behind the shadows we see in his eyes and the wait has been worth it!!

Tessa and Bryce met several years ago while theyre both in Vegas doing what people in Sin City domaking memories to last a lifetime. However, all the
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
The second time Around by Jessica Prince
Falling back in love, 5 stars

I floved The Second Time Around. Bryce and Tessa did it for me. Add in the fact they Prince took us back to Hope Valley and I was completely done for. You have these people who make a killer couple and some of our favorite Prince couples and it was just a home run.
Ava and Bryce knew each other once upon a time. They fell in love hard and fast. Then one day Bryce stopped communicating with Ava. It was like he fell off the face
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Prince is an immediate one-click author for me and she needs to be one of yours too! The Second Time Around, book six in the Hope Valley series is my favorite to date. A small town, second chance romance with so much emotion, you will be hooked from the first page! Bryce and Tessa have each been through their fair share of turmoil in the years that they have been apart but the connection between them is still there. Through healing and understanding along with amazing chemistry, Bryce ...more
Heather andrews
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bryce is all for seeing his woman happy, never apologize, Tessa. Youre welcome to use me as a pillow any time you like. His tone told me hed be more than happy with that..." Sometimes the man just has to go with the flow, "resigned to the fact that our house would soon have a huge-as-hell dog, I stuffed the phone back into my pocket..." I liked this book, I liked Bryce. ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will NEVER get tired of Hope Valley!

Jessica Prince has given us an incredible second-chance romance with Second Time Around.

Bryce and Tessa come face to face after more than ten years of not seeing each other. Even though it was a whirlwind romance, it meant so much more than just a fling to both of them.

Both Bryce and Tessa have deep-rooted issues that are clarified as the story progresses.

This story is angsty, emotional, heart-wrenching but also sexy and heart-warming.

Jessica Prince has
Fiona Fog
Second time around

Ive been on this Hope Valley journey since the first book, each time I think this my favourite when I finish but honestly they are all fantastic reads.

Strong characters that are relatable and stories that suck you. Must reads.

When Bryce first spotted Tessa he knew subconsciously she was his forever, a whirlwind romance, a Vegas wedding and the promise of forever.

But life has a way throwing demons at you and for Bryce a navy seal its war and the ramifications of what happened on
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I realized when I was about to start The Second Time Around I missed the book before so I went to go read that. Anyway I knew this would be a second chance romance and I was glad to see it had a Sweet Home Alabama kind of feel to it. Meaning the characters were married young a lot of time passes in between they weren't in contact then something happens they meet again. Only this time Bryce is ex navy and he has reasons. They were meant to meet after his tour but things didn't turn out well for ...more
Jenifer Briggs
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"You're my heart and soul, baby."
"And you're my other half."

Good Lord, where do I even begin with this amazing book?! Jessica is one of my all time favorite authors, and I always one click her books as soon as possible, so when the opportunity arose for me to review this book I jumped on if harder than Tessa could get another cronut.😉

Our amazing author has a wicked talent for second chance romances, and in the previous Hope Valley installments, we've gotten glimpses of Bryce's past and the woman
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 7 in the Hope Valley series. All of these are book can be read as standalone. I have devoured each book in the series with complete joy. I love it that characters from the other books turn up and we get to see what they up to.

Hope Valley is town full of love complete with the deliciously hot men who work at Alpha Omega Investigations. Bryce is one of the men who works there. He was a Navy SEAL.

Tessa has a new job as Director of Hope House and is new to Hope Valley. She works in the
Lulu Dumonceaux
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Hope Valley!!! This is Bryce's story. We have been getting glimpses of him in past books but I loved the ending in Out of Darkness when Bryce looks out the window and sees the woman he never stopped loving, but hasn't actually been in contact with for the past 10 years. Tessa is a strong feisty woman who is Bryce's absolute perfect match. Bryce is all alpha loyal and protective. In Vegas, 10 years ago after a week whirlwind romance they pledged forever to each other. But forever didn't ...more
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Prince!? What have you done to me!
Well I absolutely LOVED every book of the Hope Valley Series so far and THIS BOOK IS NO EXCEPTION!
The Second Time Around is the WONDERFUL second chance love story of Tessa & Bryce!
OMG! I can't stop swooning about the whole book!
When I first met Bryce in Out Of The Darkness I secretly fell in love with him and hoped for his own book.
Now here it is and I ABSOLUTELY DEVOURED IT!
Bryce helped Tessa out when he first saw her
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

One would think that seven books into a series that it would be starting to lose a little of its luster or getting to the point that it was time to retire it and discover a new collection of friends and love stories. That is most definitely not the case in regards to Hope Valley. If anything, the series just keeps getting better and better. Each book in the story offers something new and exciting without becoming redundant and boring.

I have loved all the characters so far but there was
Wow, I know some of you must think, #7 how could Jessica Prince keep this story going? Please put away your fears, every story has been treasure to behold, an intricate piece to this endearing community. The Second Time Around includes not only the passion of romance but also the love and support of family, friends and community. In The Second Time Around we are introduced to Tessa, a woman who found love while on vacation after graduating college. Sadly this love only resulted in the breaking ...more
Sunny Shelly Reads
Ah! Another great Hope Valley couple from Jessica Prince! The Second Time Around pretty much starts with the scene from Out Of The Dark where playful, flirty Bryce freaks out when he sees a woman walk past the window of Alpha Omega. Turns out, it was Tessa, the one that got away.

Its been 10 years since Bryce ghosted her, and Tessa never imagines that shes run into her ex-husband in the tiny town where shes taken a new job as the director of a home for foster kids. Realizing that hes been handed
Ga Books LoverX
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talk about a HUGE bomb being dropped in Hope Valley! The carefree member of Hope Valley isn't so care free, y'all. There is a lot that we don't know about Bryce Dixon and his entire world is about to be blown by one social worker that just stepped into town.

I am not going to give any spoilers so this review is not going to be super descriptive, but know that this is one of my favorite books in this series, which is saying A LOT. Hope Valley is a special place and these men and women are amazing
Jazzmine Nichole
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when you have a story combine a slow burn,second chance romance sprinkled with a touch of small town romance, well you get this new installment of The Hope Valley Series is what you get.
Tessa and Bryce is story did not disappoint. I had been intrigued by Bryce ever since Eden and Lincoln's story the first in this series. I just felt there was more to him then this flirty guy. I loved seeing the layers of this complex ex military man explained in this story.
There's twists and
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
I received a complimentary ARC - early release copy of this book in Kindle format from the author for review purposes.

This was a wonderful addition to the story and its Bryce's romance. We have met him in the previous stories and he is the charmer guy at the PI firm.

He meets new woman to town, Tessa who is his ex. One he left because of things that happened in his military career, many years before. He discovers Tessa has moved to town and he realizes this is his second chance.

I really enjoyed
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More Hope Valley and the men of Alpha Omega...yes please!!

I love second chance romances and Jessica Prince did it up perfectly. Get ready to swoon!

I immediately felt Tessas heartbreak, especially given her past and their whirlwind romantic history. Bryce is suffering as well, but I wanted to shake him for wasting such precious time. Tessas heart isnt repaired yet, and suddenly running into Bryce isnt what she expected and is definitely not something she can handle.

Realizing what an epic
Kari Hansen
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tessa has a painful past but rather than closing herself off to love it only made her heart that much bigger. She thought she had found her happy ever after only to find out it was a mirage so when she accepted a job in Hope Valley the last person she expected to see was the man who broke her heart.

Bryce had a painful past of his own and in ending all contact with Tessa he did what he thought was best, but it didnt make it any easier. Now that they are back in each others lives he is not about
Diane plourde
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What an amazing 5 star story this was. I devoured this story in a matter of a few short hours. A solid page turner.

Tessa moves to Hope Valley for a new start. What she doesnt expect is to come face to face with her past, Bryce. Things are about to get very interesting.

I basically read this story in one sitting. Its an amazing second chance sweet romance that made me swoon. I loved this series from the start and it keeps on delivering. The characters were perfectly created and developed.
Becca Stanfield Vernon
This series is fantastic & it definitely in the top 3 of Jessicas series. I was so ready for this book. I was ready to get more of the story on Bryce. He is sweet, broken & has the hint of alpha that we come to enjoy with this series. Tessa is that wonderful sweet & shy, but has strength that you admire. The hurt & emotional turmoil both of these characters have been through was well written, but doesnt take over the story. The chemistry throughout is hot! Just like every other ...more
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Born and raised around Houston, Jessica is a self proclaimed caffeine addict, connoisseur of inexpensive wine, and the worst driver in the state of Texas. In addition to being all of these things, shes first and foremost a wife and mom.
Growing up, she shared her mom and grandmothers love of reading. But where they leaned toward murder mysteries, Jessica was obsessed with all things romance.

Other books in the series

Hope Valley (6 books)
  • Out of My League (Hope Valley #1)
  • Come Back Home Again (Hope Valley #2)
  • The Best of Me (Hope Valley #3)
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks (Hope Valley #4)
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