One More Chance: A Rosemary Beach Novel

One More Chance: A Rosemary Beach Novel

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by Abbi Glines

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The unforgettable story of Grant and Harlow from Take a Chance continues in this brand-new novel in the Rosemary Beach series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

She was it. His one. His only. Then he made the mistake of letting her go.

After fighting his way into Harlow Manning’s…  See more details below


The unforgettable story of Grant and Harlow from Take a Chance continues in this brand-new novel in the Rosemary Beach series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

She was it. His one. His only. Then he made the mistake of letting her go.

After fighting his way into Harlow Manning’s heart—and revealing a side of himself no one had ever seen before—Grant Carter destroyed his own heart by giving in to his greatest fears and doubts. Months later, he’s stuck in a miserable routine. Work relentlessly. Beg his best friend Rush for news about Harlow. Avoid all other friends. Leave nightly voicemails for Harlow, pleading with her to come back to Rosemary Beach. Fall asleep alone. Repeat.

Miles away, on her brother’s Texas ranch, Harlow can’t bring herself to listen to Grant’s voicemails. Though she wants to be with him, and knows he regrets letting her go, she doesn’t know if she can trust him. When he discovered the truth behind her sheltered upbringing, it shattered their relationship, but the secret she carries now has far greater consequences. Can she risk giving Grant one more chance, or will the gamble ultimately destroy her?

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Rosemary Beach Series , #8
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One More Chance

  • Grant

    “It’s me, but then you know that. This is the forty-eighth message . . . which means I haven’t seen your face in forty-eight days. I haven’t held you. I haven’t seen your smile. I don’t know where you are, Harlow. I’ve looked, baby. God, I’ve done everything I could. Where are you? Are you even listening to these messages? Your voice-mail box is all I have left of you. I fucked up. I fucked up so bad. Just call me or answer my calls or send me a text. No, call me. Don’t just text me. I need to hear your voice. I just . . . I need to see you, Harlow. I can’t make this right if I can’t hold you—”


    Another message cut off. Damn voice mail never let me finish. But then I wasn’t sure she was even listening to her voice mail. I’d been calling every damn night since the moment she walked out my door, and still nothing. I had gone to her dad’s house in Los Angeles, and no one had been there, though I hadn’t been able to see for myself—I wasn’t even allowed past the gate. Security threatened to call the police.

    Rush assured me she wasn’t in Beverly Hills. But he knew where she was. She had told him where she was going the day she left my house for the last time, but he wouldn’t tell me. He said she needed time, and I had to give it to her. The night he told me he couldn’t tell me where she was, I had planted my fist in his face for the first time since we’d known each other. He’d taken the hit and shaken it off like the badass he was. Then he’d warned me that was my only shot. He understood, but the next time, he would be fighting back.

    I had felt like a shithead for hitting him. He was protecting Harlow, and she needed someone to protect her. I just couldn’t stand not being able to hold her. Not explaining why I had acted like a jackass.

    Blaire had just started talking to me again. She’d been so mad at me when she’d seen the bruise on Rush’s face and his bloody nose. She’d refused to speak to me for almost a month.

    I couldn’t talk to anyone but Harlow’s voice mail.

    I would wake up in the morning and go to work doing manual labor for one of my construction jobs. I needed the physical abuse in order to sleep at night. Once the sun set and I couldn’t work anymore, I would come home, eat, take a bath, call Harlow’s voice mail, and go to bed. Then I would do it all over again the next day.

    Nannette had stopped trying to contact me. After I kept refusing to answer her calls or the door when she came over, she got the hint and left me alone. Seeing her only brought back all the pain I’d caused Harlow, and I hated seeing Nan’s face. I didn’t need any more reminders of all I had done to hurt Harlow.

    Was it possible to hate yourself? Because I was pretty damn sure I did. Why hadn’t I controlled the shit pouring out of my mouth the last time I’d seen Harlow? I’d ruined it. I’d hurt her. Remembering her face as I’d ranted about her not telling me about her illness made it impossible for me to look in the mirror. She had been scared, and I had been worried about me and my fucking fears. How had I become so selfish? I had been terrified of losing her, but all I’d done was send her running.

    I was a bastard, a heartless bastard. I didn’t deserve her, but I wanted her more than I wanted to breathe.

    I was losing precious time with her. I wanted to make sure she was safe and protected. I wanted to be there to take care of her and make sure she was healthy. Make sure her heart was OK. I didn’t trust anyone else to keep her alive. Fuck! The idea of her being anything other than alive ripped open my chest, and I had to double over to breathe.

    “You gotta call me, baby. I can’t live like this. I have to be with you,” I cried out into the empty room.

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    One More Chance 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
    chelleq More than 1 year ago
    There were times in this book when I thought things were not going to go the right way for Harlow. Her letters to her baby made me feel like crying and had me thinking that she was not going to make. Grant's letter to Harlow at the end did make me cry. I loved how it had Kiro and Mase's pov. Nan's pov really surprised me and had me thinking differently of her. I would like to see her and Major get together. I think they would be good for each other. What Nan did for Harlow was unexpected and shocking, which me start thinking differently about her before I read her pov. I just think that Grant and Harlow are perfect for each other. Bethy's meltdown at the club has me very anxious to read her's and Tripp's story next. I am going to be all sad when this series comes to and end because I like all of the characters so much.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Great book! loved the conclusion. I thought this was one of Abbi's best books.. a bit less repetitive sex scenes and more story. Great job!
    Iowa_Gal More than 1 year ago
    Abbi Glines has done it yet again in One More Chance.  I will tell you, I haven't found an Abbi Glines book that I rated less than 5 Stars!!  I have seriously LOVED each and everyone of her books.  She is an author that once a book is out, I am buying it!!  The Rosemary Beach Series is my all time favorite series.   One More Chance, starts where the first book leaves off.  I LOVE Grant and Harlow's amazing journey.  I will give nothing away, but I will say will need tissues while reading this emotional story.  This book draws you in and doesn't let go until the very last page.  I can't say enough about these wonderful characters and the way they all come together as a family.  One More Chance and the rest of the Rosemary Beach Series is outstanding, fantastic, wonderful, emotional, and I can't get enough.  This series is a MUST read!!!!  Can't wait for more from the talented Abbi Glines!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Now I don't know who I love more Rush or Grant.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I finished this book in 4 hours! I have never laughed or cried so much when reading! I love this book and i love the series and i love all the characters. I love everything. Even when you think someone as evil as Nan cant be nice they suprise you. I love grant and harlow
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    mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
    Anxiously awaited the arrival of this book, could not wait to see what Ms. Glines had in store for us! And once again she has outdone herself, another breathtaking addition to the series! Highly recommend this series!!
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    Cried way to much but loved it even more :-)
    JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
    I'm so glad I had OMC ready to read after TAC. I couldn't wait to see where their story was going. At only four pages in we get the answer or at least part of it. I loved being able to see Grant's vulnerable side as he was trying to win Harlow back. Their journey is a rough one but didn't want this to be the end. I thought the letters were a great addition to the story & had me bawling like a baby. Just like her Seabreeze series I feel like each installment gets into deeper subject matter. I don't like Nan, I don't know anybody that does but there is a moment when she'll leave you speechless. Then while reading  her chapter it frightened me but opens up am entire story line for her and makes you think about what she's truly capable of. AG's books seem to follow the same pattern of love/loss/forgiveness but each story is unique to it's characters & keeps this series fresh. Can't wait to read about Tripp & Bethy next & YES I'm getting my tissues ready because I know it's going to be hard to get through.
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    I love all of abbi glines books I re-read them all the time. Her books are amazing and a great read
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    This book had me crying and blabbering all through it. Oooooh I love Grant and Harlow. Even Nan surprised me in this book and kinda gave her a soft spot in me.
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    JulieH40 More than 1 year ago
    This is a book I needed to read with a box of Kleenex on my lap! I didn't know if I wanted to read more about Grant after the horrible way he treated Harlow. Now Harlow is hiding away at Mase's cabinet, pregnant & still suffering from a heart condition which puts her life in danger. Harlow really needs to grow a pair & put everybody in their place because she wants this baby more than anything in the world! But Harlow's strength is very soft & quiet & this is probably why Nan loves to walk all over her. Nan is up to her old tricks but when everything falls apart for Harlow Nan is the first one in line to help. There may be hope yet for Nan & it might be our quiet Harlow who brings out the best in her. Grant leaves Harlow sweet voicemail messages every day but Harlow already knows he didn't mean what he said when they parted. Grant was just scared & this new little secret she's carrying will just make it worse. Grant has a strong support system & get's some incredible advice. Rush tells him that the baby is a part of him - that makes Harlow love the baby even more. Harlow's doctor tells him that Harlow is a fighter. She doesn't need negativity - she needs a team. Harlow's pregnancy hormones kick in & she becomes quite a seductress! She is sick of being treated like fragile glass, especially after she's experienced Grant at his best! Crying Part #1 - Harlow writes letters to her baby, talks about her great love with Grant just in case she isn't there in person. Crying HARD Part #2 - Harlow is very sick & hasn't seen the baby yet & Grant tells her, "When I talk she watches me so closely. But I think she's looking for you." Crying Part #3 - Harlow laughs & Lila instantly recognizes her voice! Harlow tells her, "You're the most wonderful chance I ever took." They cherish every moment together because they almost didn't have this life together. Grant's best line #1: "You're my one. This is my epic love, and I can't lose that." Grant's best line #2 & my favorite lesson of their love affair: "I found out that life is about experiencing those moments when you're so happy you feel your chest will burst." Sorry for all the book quotes but there were some great ones!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I have loved everyone from the Rosemary Beach series, but this one was the best! I can't wait for more from Rosemary Beach!
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    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    A very sweet and touching story. This series never fails to deliver. Looking forward to Tripp and Bethy's book. I highly recommend reading this series in order.