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More Than A Second Chance by Lisa Renee: Review & Giveaway
About More than a Second Chance
Cassie Chambers, a dedicated youth worker, is determined to rescue the troubled youth in the city of Perth, Australia.
Cassie has made mistakes but hasn’t allowed tragedy or divorce to stop her. She devotes every working hour at Youth Connect. But her own needs are neglected.
Chef Chris Evanson offers work experience to young men from Youth Connect. Cassie and Chris’s encounters become more than sassy bantering with a hint of attraction. Chris is a sincere romantic.
How will Chris respond when he finds out her secret? She must tell him before he falls in love. Will he believe she deserves more than a second chance?
To complicate matters, one of Youth Connect’s troubled teens needs rescuing. She’s pregnant and moves in with Cassie, bringing absolute chaos. Chris gains insight into what life with Cassie involves. Does he still want the total package? Is he Cassie’s true soul mate?
Everyone deserves a second chance and Cassie Chambers is determined to make this happen but seeing a need and doing something about it takes a lot of work. Cassie does just that when she creates a program to help young people who need that second chance. By opening up a youth center she is able to change their lives through a lot of hard work and smart networking but Cassie's personal life is not as fortunate. Two divorces and a struggle with fertility have scarred her and she doesn't believe she is deserving of a second chance at happiness.
Author Lisa Renee has created some great characters and some realistic situations in More Than a Second Chance! Cassie's compassion and determination gained my admiration and Chris Evanson is a dream because he is VERY caring and VERY romantic! There is an apparent attraction between the two of them but Cassie wants a friendship only and it looks like she will keep it that way! Melissa is a young girl that Cassie befriends in the start of this story and in four years, after a series of backsets, we see her mature into a successful young adult. She is another example of Renee's realistic plot because the desire to change does not guarantee an immediate conversion--there are often failures and backsets before the change is complete. That is the reason that offering more than a second chance is so important in today's world!
More Than a Second Chance is romantic and entertaining and there are a lot of plot twists in the story but the best part is the inspiration that it offers. We are all deserving of a second chance and we need to offer support and compassion to others!
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book but a positive review was not required. These are my own thoughts.
Lisa Ren’ee is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Omega Writers, Australia. With an Australian theme, she wrote the Single Again series featuring More Than a Second Chance and Acres of Promise, to encourage women to heal past wounds and to dare trust again. Lisa adores babies enough to have seven of her own. Recently, Lisa has taken up breeding Ragdoll cats instead of breeding humans. The tribe lives in Australia, where Lisa and her husband enjoy their writing projects, public speaking, and are on the pastoral team at their church