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Second Chance Christmas

(Turtleback Beach #3)

3.40  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A beachside Christmas

Brings unexpected gifts!A second chance. That’s what former navy SEAL Damon Woods asks for when Zuri Habib comes to Turtleback Beach with a nephew who looks just like him. After her sister’s death, Zuri believes Caden deserves to know his father—even if he did break her teenage heart. Can Damon and Zuri forgive each other and give a grieving boy the
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 12th 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming Larger Print
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Aminata Coote
Dec 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Zuri's big sister dies, she decides to give her nephew the gift of a lifetime: his father. When Damon's friend from high school reached out to him, the last thing he expected was to learn he had a secret baby.

Second Chance Christmas explored the relationship between Zuri and Damon. High school had been a long time away but betrayal is hard to get over especially when it had resulted in a you're related to. I respect Zuri's determination to do the right thing though it came at a
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Second Chance Christmas is the third book in the Turtleback Beach series. It can be read as a stand-alone but the series is so wonderful that you will wish you had started in order. Turtleback Beach is a small town with heart-warming residents. I loved seeing the characters from the previous books and what their future had become. All the characters in this series have been memorable and make the small town a wonderful place.
Zuri Habib had a crush on senior Damon Woods in high school which ended
Jyvur Entropy
Jan 11, 2021 rated it did not like it
Paternity fraud is a human rights violation. Keeping it from a man that he is a father-that is a human rights violation. You can not turn a human rights violation into a squishy, cozy romance.

Also, the identity politics beats you over the head for the entire book. I am not a feminist. However, unfortunately, I know that because feminism is mainstream I usually have to deal with some amount of it in a book. This was feminism punching me in the face every single chapter. Not just feminism-interse
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a clean romance with a wonderful Christmas theme with a great setting. Rula is a good writer who developed a great story with interesting characters. She accurately displayed the mind of a twelve year old boy and the struggles he might face.

My one complaint is the pollical statements or issues that were subtly and not so subtly made. When I read book I don’t want to be reminded of the things that divide our country and Rula hit on many things that are hot topics right now and didn’t add
Kate Vale
A lovely tale that includes characters not often included in romances when former SEAL Damon Woods renews his friendship with the sister of the woman he slept with years earlier. Zuri has planned a vacation where Damon lives to introduce him to the 12-year-old son he never knew he fathered. Surely the boy deserves to know that, doesn't he?

But in doing so, Zuri rediscovers how she feels about Damon even before he reveals a secret no one but his family and his best friends on the search and rescue
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