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4.59  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Declan Murphy knows his place in the Murphy family hierarchy.

Playboy, slacker, f*ckup.

As the youngest brother at Murphy Intelligence and Security, Declan keep things simple by sticking to a few basic rules: do his part (when absolutely necessary), don’t let anything get you down, and most all, keep it light. Then Aiden Walsh walks into MIS with a plea for help - find
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Sara - Curvy Constellation
This book is not a standalone and ends on a cliffhanger. This can be read as a standalone series. But with the other two Murphy brothers series, Murphy’s Law and Wicked Games, I would recommend that you read Murphy’s Law and Wicked Games before you read these. Now let's get into the review. Finally, the book and the Murphy brother I've been waiting for! All of the Murphy brothers are pretty low key and don't draw a lot of attention to themselves. Declan is the complete opposite.He’s the playboy ...more
Marti Jentis
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
MIS is hired by Aidan Walsh to find out who murdered his father. The complication, if they take on the job it will reunite Declan Murphy with his college girlfriend, Kate Walsh, who he still loves despite trying to convince himself he doesn't. When they see each other for the first time, after six years, the sparks fly. However, Kate has a secret that she has kept from Declan. Will this secret give Declan and Kate their second chance? Could it possibly hinder the MIS investigation? Michelle St ...more
Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha
Another Murphy brother falls! Declan is extremely unwilling to help the brother of his college ex-girlfriend Kate, but intrigue causes him to research and get sucked into the mystery of Kate’s father’s death. With this being the first in the trio of books for Declan, it was more an establishing book where we find out who’s behind the murder and how Kate and Declan’s lives will intertwine. Kate has been hiding a huge secret that finally comes out that will change Declan’s life but I really think ...more
Nicole Mcclain
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another Murphy book and this time it’s Declan, the playboy and all-around fun guy. But he’s got a lost love and her name is Kate. She left him six years ago without an explanation. Well, she has returned because of the death of her Father.
I really love the direction of this book! Declan and Kate have the chemistry and a big other thing that brings them together. The mystery of Mac’s death is really intriguing to me and I look forward to how that plays out. I think Declan may become my favorite
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I don’t even know where to begin. Michelle (the author); got me so emotional over the characters, Declan and Kate. To see my family come running when I would scream out, “oh my god” made reading it worthwhile. It’s a wonderful story and it’s not over yet. I can’t wait for the next book “Fighting Chance” to come out.
If you have read the Murphy saga, you already know Declan. For me, he is an endearing character. He was a playboy, but when he was needed, he was there. You just
Sally C
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Declan Murphy and his brothers get hired by the brother of the woman who broke his heart and walked away six years ago. Now she is back in the picture and he is trying to not let the heartache, anger and love show, but acting as if he moved on.
Kate Walsh is hiding a 6 year old secret and she does not know if what she did is justified or if she made a huge mistake.
Once again Michelle St James has crafted an exceptional story with well-developed characters that draw the reader into their world of
Christine Matinale
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finally Declan’s story! I love this book! Declan is the youngest brother of the Murphy clan and they own Murphy Intelligence and Security Firm. Aiden Walsh asked them to find out how his father really died. Un fortunately the only woman Declan has ever loved and broke his heart is Kate Walsh, Aiden’s sister. She left him 6 years ago and now is back to help her brother and had a secret that will change Declan’s life.
This is the first book in the series and leaves you with a cliffhanger but it is
A second chance with danger attached
With jaw drops and gut punches, this is an exciting and intriguing start to what is going to be an awesome trilogy! The mystery is set to be unfolded and I cannot wait to see what's next!
Kate's dad was killed in a suspicious plane wreck. Now she's back in the same town as her college sweetheart after six years of running her father's LA branch of their company. She's back in Boston to take over her dad's spot and knows that eventually she'll have to face
Diane Savage
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Sandy Lieberman
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Story with a Secret...Loved it 5 Stars...
Wow, what a great story, starting with one really big secret. I loved it. Declan Murphy and Kate Walsh have a history together when they were in college. Kate walks away with a secret she has kept for six years. I was page flipping waiting to see when it was going to come out and what would happen when it did. Michelle St James never disappoints and this was an exceptional story line. I love all the Murphy Brothers and highly recommend you read this
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars for Second Chance by Michelle St. James

ARC received from author Michelle St James in exchange for an honest review.
Opinions expressed are my own & have not been influenced in any way.

*** This book is not a standalone *** & does end on a bit of a cliffhanger !
Book #2 in the series is coming in March 2020.

I would highly recommend the Murphy’s Law Series (3 book series ) & Wicked Games Series ( also a 3 book series ). You could certainly read this as a stand alone but you
Leah Doumousiaris
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good book... predictable ... but good :) ... Decs old college sweetheart shows back up into his life... her dad was murdered and Kate and her brother want MIS investigate. Of course Kate has secrets ... Decs son... he of course finds out ... can’t really keep that a secret. Mac Walshes best friend is the prime suspect and now we’re waiting to see what happens. Wish the books call came out a week apart instead Of months :(
Kelly Stuart
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG absolutely love this book, hooked from the start and couldn’t put it down. This book is about Declan Murphy, one of the Murphy brothers, and he is the youngest brother. Hired to investigate a plane crash. Truths start to unfold and what he thought was his life is now changing. I can’t wait for the next book
Nicole Brown
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Second chance, intrigue, mayhem, and love what more could you ask for. This book is not a standalone and ends with a huge cliffhanger but it still makes you want to read it and grips you by the throat. This book is amazing. I would suggest reading the other books prior to this one though so you understand the characters. Amazing read
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Second Chance was a great read. MIS is hired by Declan Murphy's ex girlfriends brother Aidan Walsh to find out who killed father. If they take the job, Declan will find out secrets from the past that he might not be ready for. This book has action,suspense and is a great read.
Will Declan and Kate after all this time have a Second Chance after Kate's secret comes out?
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
An exciting, action packed, dangerous, sex and beautiful romance
Cheri-anne Watson
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Almost a non story just to suck you in to reading the next one. Too many unanswered questions
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
In the world of the Murphy brothers, we learn about Declan the more party-goer reserve brother. But there's a reason behind his partying . . . Her name is Kate Walsh.

She stole Declan's heart and she left him without an explanation for 6 years.

Kate Walsh has her own secrets, one she kept for 6 years. She never thought she would ever see or speak to Declan again until her brother Aiden asks for the Murphy Brothers' help in solving their father's mysterious plane crash. When the murphy brothers
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Quick moving and enjoyable romance for the youngest Murphy. Looking forward to to the next in the series
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Michelle St. James aka Michelle Zink is the author of twenty published books and seven novellas. Her first series, Prophecy of the Sisters (YA), was one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut novels. Her work has also been an Indie Next selection and has appeared on prestigious lists such as the Lonestar List, New York Public Library's Stuff for the Teen Age, and Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best. ...more
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