Ladies and gentleman, I think Iíve found a short Christmas story that I will be reading every year to get me into the Christmas spirit. Especially if Iím in the mood for a fluffy sexy read. Believe you me, Season of Second Chances left me feeling all the right feels, and I think it will do the same for you.
Season of Second Chances tells the story of Claire and Logan who at one point were engaged to be married but who allowed disagreements and disappointment to separate them. Two years later, they find themselves together once again as a winter storm strands Claire in Chicago on Christmas Eve, and Logan offers her a place to stay. From there, the Christmas spirit, memories and chemistry take over but, is it enough this time around? Or will it just lead to more heartbreak?
Claire is a female character that I could really get behind. She refuses to be put in second place anymore. She still loves Logan but she has had her heart broken one too many times by him and now sheís put up a lot of walls. Except when it comes to his touch. That is one thing that she could never really resist. Yet, even with that, she has learned to hold her own. Claire understands that she will never really be Loganís number one priority as he has a daughter from a previous relationship but she still refuses to be swept away by empty promises again. I really liked that she didnít change her stance, and forced Logan to recalculate his priorities in order to have her.
Logan is a swoon-worthy character in himself. He works too hard and sometimes he loses sight of the things that are important to him but when he loves, he REALLY loves. He loves every aspect of Claire. From the way that her hair falls and frames her face to the way that she calls him out on his crap. Heís scared of losing her again but, he doesnít know exactly how to fix what he has broken. I really liked reading Loganís journey of emotions in this story. Even though it was a short story, nothing felt rushed or out of place, and I felt connected to the characters.
This is the first time Iíve read anything by Brighton Walsh but after this I think I will definitely have to check out more of her work. There were some sexy times inside that were satisfying while still leaving you wanting more. The plot never really slows down but it doesnít feel rushed at all and even with the brief introduction of the characters you can still feel that there is a history and connection there that cannot be denied. Given the fact that this was a short novella, I really enjoyed how the author was able to do this.
Season of Second Chances is a novella that is perfect for the holiday season. It is the type of book that you should read relaxing in front of a fireplace. Oh, and be sure you grab a nice warm drink while youíre at it too. Donít worry, itís a pretty quick read so you donít have to worry about how much time youíre using up reading. Just trust me on this one, you DONíT want to miss the opportunity to check out Logan and Claireís story! You will fall in love just like I did.
Disclosure: Received ARC from publisher on NetGalley
Other reviews of Season of Second Chances by Brighton Walsh:
Polished Readers: “Season of Second Chances is such a feel-good Christmas story!”
Steamy Guys After Dark: “Itís the best holiday-pick-me-up if you need one, but whether youíre looking for something to read to keep you warm in the winter, or if itís in the middle of the sweltering dog-days of summer, Season of Second Chances is the story for you.”
The Book Hookup: “This is a perfect read over the busy holiday seasonÖitís short and funÖ“