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Samuel: Second Chance Romance/Secret Child (Cooper Brothers #2)

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I am hers, she is mine and he is who we created

Samuel Cooper didn’t believe in love not since he’d had his heart broken in the cruellest of ways which was why he’d been unable to give her what she wanted.
Maisie West was happy with her life until she saw him again and then it all started to unravel and the man who had abandoned them was thrust into their lives.
Samuel to
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Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published July 22nd 2019
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Vintage
Started reading this in hopes of a great epiphany and reformation of what sounds like a grade A creep.

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That scarring incident s
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TheSassyNerdBlog
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So this is my first book by this author. I didn't realize that it would be beneficial to read the first book in the series first, but in saying that... I didn't really struggle to understand what was going on in book two, so it worked out well, but I do suggest reading book one first. I will be now to get a little more understanding of a few things.

This book is a second chance romance about a man named Samuel. Samuel hasn't had the best luck when it comes to love, having been hurt in the past,
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Tara Bryant
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Samuel: The Cooper Brothers
By Nikki Ashton

“I was going to start living my life like every other teenager and I’d make sure I’d never fall in love ever again.”

Second chances don’t happen for everyone, so when life throws one your way, you need to put everything you have into making it succeed.

“She stared at me without saying a single word and I held my breath as I watched the slight tremble of her chin. I didn’t know what was happening, but in that moment, I knew we
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Man, Samuel was definitely a hard book to read for much of it, as Samuel wasn't an easy hero or maybe he was more like the anti-hero for so long. See, he was burned when he was a teenager by a woman, and granted that woman was a total scandalous biotch, but she really messed with his head. It hardened his heart, so when it was time for him to man up, well, let's just say, he really didn't, and didn't even hide the fact that he was a douche. It didn't help either that his brother needed him at th ...more
Cee Cee Houston
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Although Samuel by Nikki Ashton is the second in the ‘Cooper Brothers’ series. I haven’t read the first yet, but, although it might help with some of the background of the story, it’s not enough to make reading this one impossible. There’s references to previous characters and what happened with them but again, not enough to spoil this story.
Samuel was betrayed but his first love. It made him a bit jaundiced towards love in general so he just had flings. Maise was one of those flings but t
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Ann  Goubert (Driven by Books)
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've really enjoyed reading this story and even though I haven't read the first one yet; it didn't deteriorate me though. I could follow it but would suggest that you read the first one first as this one contains some spoilers. A great second chance romance story!

Samuel has been burnt pretty badly in love and doesn't believe in relationships. Even though he has pursued his business career, it feels like there's something missing. Although he has known for years he has a son, he just feels like
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Sarah Dale
I have recently discovered Nikki Ashton and have read a couple of her romcoms that I absolutely loved so was looking forward to reading this one. Its different from her Rom-Com's but I once I started I was addicted. I haven't read the first book in this series but I will be shortly.

I had a love/hate relationship with Samuel. I really wanted to punch him in the nuts on numerous occasions but in others he made me totally swoon. Maisie I loved and was totally #TeamMaisie. She had such a
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DrivenbyBooks
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've really enjoyed reading this story and even though I haven't read the first one yet; it didn't deteriorate me though. I could follow it but would suggest that you read the first one first as this one contains some spoilers. A great second chance romance story!

Samuel has been burnt pretty badly in love and doesn't believe in relationships. Even though he has pursued his business career, it feels like there's something missing. Although he has known for years he has a son, he just feels like
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Kelly Kemmerly
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sam recognized the walk, the cocky attitude, and slight smirk when he slipped the earbuds out of his ears...like looking in a mirror. My son was a mini me and I was the idiot who didn’t want to be part of his life. Maisie and I had an agreement, but now things are different, I’m a different man. Doesn’t that mean my son deserves to know who his father is? Am I ready to be a father to Frankie, now? And there’s Maisie, gorgeous, smart, amazingly strong and independent. I’ve never stopped wondering ...more
Karen Wood
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After Samuel had his heartbroken at eighteen, he didn't believe in love and didn't want to fall in love ever again.

After agreeing to coach swimming lessons for the intermediate class so another teacher could teach the water babies he felt ill as he saw his son in the line, the son he had never spoken to or had anything to do with.

After being rejected by Samuel when she had the baby, Maisie had got on with her life with her son and new partner without the loser of a dad. ...more
Shannon Caswell
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have got to say this is the first time I read Nikkii Ashton’s work and my first thought was where have I been. Samuel is the second book in this particular series but honestly can be read as a standalone. I loved the fact that Samuel is a second chance romance but it is unique from some I read because he finds out he is a father and leaves. He decides that staying away from his son is best because of his past. I read the synopsis and thought how in the world can someone stay away from their ow ...more
Stephanie
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 in The Cooper Brothers Series and Samuel is a 2nd chance romance. Nikki is a fabulous Romcom writer so this series is a bit more serious for her. Samuel and Maisies' story is a page turner and I am a big Maisie fan. I have to say that on occasions I rolled my eyes and shouted at Samuel "would you ever grow a pair". Yes he himself was a victim and needs help but sees himself as having stepped up because he provides financially for his son, but never wanted to meet him. Circumstances beyond ...more
BookLover
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Samuel is a pretty great second chance romance by Nikki ash. This book had many moments when I wanted to smack Samuel. I think I would’ve felt better.

The author has made these raw, very real characters come to life in this book. They have their struggles and you can feel them. I loved Samuel’s character because he struggles. And the emotion in this story was off the charts.

Samuels life has been pretty tough. When you’ve been burned, it hard to commit again. When he sees what was a r
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Kathleen Matthys
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So much emotion in this book. I have to admit to not understanding Samuel at all for a good portion of the book. He just didn’t make sense to me at all. I wanted to knock him upside the head and yell at him. He was missing out on so much. How could he turn his back on Maisie like that?! I adored Maisie right away. She seemed so real and a great girl. I felt terrible for what Samuel went through with Alison. As I kept reading slowly and so surely I began to come around to Samuel. How could I not? ...more
Danielle
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Samuel by Nikki Ashton

Review:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Samuel was burnt by the first women he ever loved. He doesn’t believe in true love.

Maisie is the women who he never gave a chance. Now his son is doing the sport he loves. Faced with a younger smart-mouthed version of himself, Samuel is struggling to look away. They need him but they don’t realise it. He needs them but first, he’s got to open his heart.

A second can change a lifetime. A lifetime can change in the blink of an ey
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Jaime Reynolds
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was a bit hesitant to read this story but am glad I gave it a chance. My first book by this author and even though it was second in series, I did not have to read in order. Samuel made some bad decisions and is now regretting them after coming face to face with his son and ex Maisie. Can he rectify his poor decisions or is it too late? A second chance romance that I really enjoyed as there is a realistic feel to this storyline and the characters are relatable. I will definitely read more by th ...more
Lynn Newman
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh Samuel - where do I start? To have my feelings about Samuel go in so many directions in such a short time made reading this book, so enjoyable.
The start of the book starts with Sam as a young man dealing with a massive betrayal so early in his adult life, that certainly shapes the man he has become.
Samuel & Maisie reconnecting , clearly the attraction is still there, just needs a little reminder, as the spark is still there - buried but still there.
I’ve loved all of Nikki Ash
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Yvonne Eason
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sam and Masie are the new favourite couple.

I totaly loved Sam and Masies story.

I felt so sorry for Sam with what he went through but also despised him for what he did to Masie.

The story had me gripped from the get go and I was hooked until the end. How he became the man he was meant to be was brilliant. I loved their second chance romance and Frankie had my heart from the get go.

NIKKI, I LOVED IT.
Kimberley Newman
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 is A fantastic read

Nikki Ashton's books never disappoint. By far one of the best authors you could ever read. And Samuel didn't either. Book 2 in the cooper brothers series and it's a great story, experiencing every emotion. it really is a page turner about second chance love, you really do feel what the characters are going through and will them along.
If you haven't read Elijah I would say read that first. And then devour of Nikki's books because she never writes a bad book a
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Nikki
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I so thought Elijah would be my favourite Cooper brother but hey ho Sam has beat him to No 1 spot!
What a beautiful feel good second chance romance that just hooks you and you cant help but fall in love with Sam Maisie and Frankie!
Nikki Ashton definitely knows how to write a fab story!!
Great characters.. great story.. great everything!!
* Read as part of KU*
Paula D
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love second chance romance stories and this one is very heartbreaking and unique. Sam doesn’t believe in love and doesn’t think he deserves to be a father from a awful past that changed him. But meeting Frankie his son things start to change. Can Sam prove he could be a good father and not run away again? It’s a beautiful story with lots of love and forgiveness. 4/5 stars
Elizabeth Moore
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow

Best second chance romance I have read to date. Absolutely loved the writing style and the characters. Really felt sorry for Maisie but Sam redeemed himself well. Brilliant book, definitely recommend.
Tracey Owen
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic

Nikki's books never fail to disappoint
She has a way of making you feel you are part of the story and in the characters lives
Samuel is a book about second chances a book that reveals regrets fears and how true love will always give you a second chance
Definitely recommend this or any of Nikki's books
Laura Button
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m upset I can’t give this book more stars. I’ve been hooked since the first page. I didn’t think I’d like anyone more than Elijah but I think his brother Samuel has now beaten him. Such a fantastically written book which brought tears to eyes in some bits. Thank you Nikki for another great read
Donna
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This a beautiful second chance romance, one that will sweep you away with the romance. Again Nikki Ashton manages to pull you in and sweeps you away. A total recommend from me.
Vanessa
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic

Just loved this book the relationships between Samual Maisie and Frankie and how decisions that were made years before affected all of them.
Katherine Sherlock
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I totally loved Sam and Masies story.
Within The Pages Book Blog
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable and refreshing second chance romance. A first for me by this author, but definitely will not be my last. Maisie and Samuel are depicted as realistic characters that have made past mistakes and are now trying to sort their way through life and relationships. Samuel starts to second guess his choices but is it too late for all of them? This is a story that does have you thinking about what-ifs and things of the past. This is one story I do recommend for those looking for an emotionall ...more
Kirsty Adams - Kindle Freak Book Blog
This is a story where you can forget about everything and get sucked into the lives of characters who feel so real. Samuel made a terrible mistake and turned his back on responsibility. The special bond he formed with Frankie (what a cutie- he stole my heart) was beautiful and had me getting my pom poms out, cheering them on as he reconnected with his son.

And what a woman Maisie was. Instantly likeable, I really connected with her. Wary at first and of course with her son’s interests
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Che73
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