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Posted July 29, 2014
This is the perfect story for Christmas or anytime of the year.
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Told in first person from the point of view of Emma Taylor, Second Chance Christmas is a lovely story of love the second time around. Engaged to be married, Emma Taylor and Major Colton Evans were both rising stars in their chosen career fields. Over two years ago, eight hundred eighty-four days to be exact, the two broke up after Colton assumed Emma was going to put off her career and follow him to his next base assignment.
Now an IED and a bar fight brings these two back together again. Second Chance Christmas gives you two wonderful characters to fall in love with. It shows that love and communication are what’s needed to make a relationship work. This is the perfect story for Christmas or anytime of the year.
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Posted May 7, 2014
Posted December 31, 2013
I liked this one a whole lot, with only a few reservations. I lo
I liked this one a whole lot, with only a few reservations. I loved that Colt knew to the day how long he and Emma had been apart--right from the beginning that had me in his corner. I stayed firmly there throughout the whole novella, rooting him on. Emma, while I did like her character, seemed to be too hung up on how she thought everyone would be perceiving her because of what had happened eight hundred and eighty-four days ago--it just didn't seem in keeping with her prominent attorney persona at all.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Overall I really enjoyed this novella, especially when Emma got over herself and really paid attention to what everyone around her was saying and doing, not just what she thought they were going to say and do. A fast and satisfying holiday read.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Posted December 4, 2013
This was a heart-warming Christmas read that will get you in the
This was a heart-warming Christmas read that will get you in the spirit of the season. It is a fast-paced, well written novella with strong characters and a realistic plot line. This is the first military romance that I've read and I was pleasantly surprised by it and will be checking out more.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The heroine is attorney Emma Taylor and the hero Army Major Colton Evans. Emma is a strong heroine, which are the types of heroines that I enjoy reading. She can definitely hold her own and makes her pairing with the Major believable. The couple had broken up two years ago when they decided that their respective careers were more important than their relationship. Two years passed and Colton returns and is injured while witnessing a bar fight. Their meet is very cute, with Emma being his "in case of emergency contact" and she shows up at the hospital to claim him. I loved this meeting! It's one of my favourites from the books that I read this year!
As for the read, it is a quick and emotional read. The characters are well developed, which is often not seen in novellas. The writing itself has a nice flow and it can be read in a few short hours.
* Received ARC of the novella in exchange for an honest, unbiased review *
Posted November 25, 2013
Second Chance Christmas by Ellen Butler is a fast-paced, well wr
Second Chance Christmas by Ellen Butler is a fast-paced, well written novella that can be read in just a couple of hours. It is the story of successful Washington DC attorney Emma Taylor and decorated Army Major Colton Evans. They were engaged to each other a little over two years ago, but ended things when their respective careers took precedence over their future together.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Colton returned from deployment an injured man and now he may have a concussion because he was hurt while witnessing a bar brawl. Since he never changed his emergency contact information on his cell phone, the hospital called Emma in his time of need. Emma was attending a formal event at the time and shows up resplendent in a full length gown.
Emma and Colton are lucky to have a second chance at love. The spark is still there as they spend the week before Christmas talking, dating and loving. Secrets and misunderstandings are unveiled which results in a happily ever after for both of them.
I enjoyed this quick, emotional read. All the characters are well defined and developed, which is nice since the confines of a novella are limited. The story is chock full of warmth, romance and forgiveness, along with a splash of spice. A wonderful surprise on Christmas Eve completes this sweet story.
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.