Last Chance: A Second Chances Novel
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*~* A steamy, second chances novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, L.P. Dover. Can be read as a STANDALONE. Also, One Taste, the prequel to Last Chance, has been added at the beginning with all new scenes. *~*
One last chance.
That’s all Luke Collins, local bad boy and motocross champion, has to not only find his redemption, but win back the girl he lost. He’ll stop at nothing to make her his, even if it means playing dirty.
Lara Jacobs doesn’t want her heart broken again and refuses to give Luke a second chance. After he left her after their one night stand, she ran right into the arms of her close friend, Grayson Moore. He’s always loved her, and he’s determined to make her see he’s what she needs.
However, in life nothing goes as planned and tragedy strikes. After a fatal accident nearly claims Lara’s life, she’s left inside a world she can’t remember. Her memories are gone, including those of the men vying for her heart. Grayson sees her loss as a possibility to forget her love for Luke, but Luke sees it as an opportunity to start over. All he wants is one last chance to show her that she’s the one he’s been in love with all along.
*** An updated version of One Taste has been included in Last Chance with all new scenes. I highly recommend reading it again. ***
Another amazing installment in the Second Chances Series!!
Luke Collins has been in love with Lara Jacobs since their one night stand a year ago. He knows that he messed up and would give just about anything to make up for the mistakes he made. Lara Jacobs has spent the past year trying to move on from the heartbreak she experienced at the hand of Luke Collins. Once she gets engaged to Grayson, she realizes that she will never love anyone as much as she loves Luke. After the accident that almost ends her life, Lara is left with no memory of the past five years. Luke and Grayson now have the opportunity to fight for Lara with a clean slate.
I have’t read all of the books in this series. It definitely can be read as a standalone and you won’t feel like you’ve missed anything. I loved Luke when he was in Intercepting Love and am so glad that he got his own story. There was a huge range of emotions felt during the course of this book. I laughed and cried and was on the edge of my seat. This author connects you to the characters in every single book from the very first page. I can’t wait to go back and read the rest of the books in this series that I’ve missed!
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
Sexy, fun, and emotional
One Taste is the prequel to Last Chance. I haven't read all of the Second Chance novels but I did meet Luke and Lara in Defending Hayden so I knew part of the story. But having a prequel for their novel is genius. I will make this short.
Luke and Lara have been friends for a long time but over the last few months things have changed between them. After losing Kate, Luke turned into a manwhore. Lara hated seeing this since she once had a crush on him. But now, she just gives him the cold shoulder and a hard time. But he doesn't want to give up. He wants her and after getting one taste, he wants more but she is done. She thought he could change but she was wrong. Now Luke has to work even harder to prove to her that he can be the man she thought he could be before is it too late?
I am so glad that I don't have to wait to find out what happens next. I will be reading Last Chance right after I finish this up. Yay!! I have a feeling that I am going to love it. These characters are stubborn, funny, and flirty. So I am so ready for the ride...
“Unless you’ve got a new job I don’t know about. You are looking pretty hot in those shorts.”
I scoffed and muttered, “I guess I should’ve expected that, having a vagina and all.”
“Hands to yourself tonight, Collins. I didn’t come here to be your plaything.” I glanced up at him and he smiled.
“I don’t want my heart broken. Now let me go.”
Last Chance is the final book in the Second Chances Series. After reading it, there is one more character I would love to see get a book. Who knows maybe there will be a spin-off in the future. Anyway, back to Luke and Lara's story...
It's been one year since Lara walked away from Luke. She was now with Grayson, a man that has loved her for years. Luke knows this but he will not give up on them. He could see that she isn't happy with Grayson and knows in his heart that she loves him. She just won't give him a chance to explain what happened after their one night together. It changed everything. She just didn't know it. He just wants one last chance to prove to her that he is the man that she has always loved.
Lara loves Grayson but she still thinks about that night with Luke. She knows Grayson would never break her heart like Luke did. But that doesn't mean she doesn't love him. She is torn and when she wakes up in a hospital bed without memories of the last five years, she is even more confused. Two men are vying for her love. She doesn't want to hurt either of them but she has to make a choice between Grayson and Luke. She doesn't know if she will ever get her memory back so she has to rely on her instincts and the way her body responds to the men touch. She doesn't know who to believe so that's all she has left. Who will she gravitate to? Who can she trust with her memories? Who does she want a future with?
I loved this story!! Luke sees this as a way to start over with Lara and Grayson sees it as a way for her to forget about Luke. They all have to fight for what they want. Even if they have to fight dirty. There are definitely some surprises. Good and bad. There are some heartbreaking moments and heartwarming ones too. I cared for all of the characters but I had my favorite from the start. I fell hard and fast. It happens.
In the end will it be Lara choose Grayson, the man that she knows won't break her heart or Luke, the man that already has one upon a time?
Overall...it gave me all of the feels. I laughed. Cried. Wanted to hit someone. Wanted to hug someone. And cried again.
“All I’m asking for is the chance to tell her how I feel. I can’t have her running away from me.”
“You’re not going to treat me like I’m going to break, are you?”
“All you have to do is show me who you really are. Right now, I have no clue.”
Don’t miss this Last Chance!
LP Dover has done it again. Last Chance is an interconnected standalone in her Second Chances series, and has all of the same excellent elements as the others.
Last Chance is a second chance love story, a sports romance, with a dash of who's out to get you in it. As with the other stories in this series each book stands completely on its own. You will not be lost if you just pick up this book and read it. However if you have been following along with this series or LP Dover's books in general you will see familiar characters pop up and visit and some that are integral characters to the storyline.
We have our motocross champ Luke. He has a bit of a reputation as a play boy, a manwhore. But he has had a bit of a crush on his friend Lara, he just never acted. Until that one day he saw her on the side of the road. That led to that party. That led to that one glorious night together.... *SIGH* You see where this is going right? Yeah the rat bastard never called :( He broke Lara's heart. Their friendship ended and she went running right into Grayson's arms. Oh Luke realized he was wrong. But you know what they say.. too little too late! Or was it?
Grayson loves her. He looks like he would be perfect for her. But Luke wants her back. He knows that she is the one and he just ran scared. Who is the right man for her? She will choose... but will she remember?
This book just tore at my heart as nothing went right for Lara. But what I loved was that Lara wasn't some weak little woman that just got pushed around by what life threw at her. Did she get thrown by it for a while? Hell yeah! We all would! But she was feisty and took everything she was handed and stormed right on. I loved that even when she took what she saw at face value after a little bit she stopped took a dee breath and dug to the bottom. As soon as she knew she could handle it she went for it. Really we all need to do things on out own time table and that is something that is important to realize! And learning listen to what is truly deep in your heart isn't always easy. Especially when you can't trust what os in your head.
And Luke. Luke! SWOON! He really grew up. You could feel the love pouring off of him. The regret for the mistakes he made in his past. The longing to make things right. I loved his fun and playful nature. I loved how he really just GOT Lara. He seemed to see through her to her core and to see what she needed to be happy. And to me that is what we really need in someone who loves us.
Last Chance is a fast paced read. The twists and turns will keep you on your toes and thinking oh no... please no! But the love and family and friends that surrounds this couple will just make your heart swell. I definitely recommend this sexy second chance love story.
I received a complimentary copy of Last Chance in exchange for my honest review.