Second Chance at Love [NOOK Book]

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As a young widowed mother, love is the last thing on Karen Johnston’s mind. Her busy life revolves around caring for her two young children, which becomes even more challenging when her children begin to show signs of needing a father in their lives. Just as things start to go haywire in the Johnston household, in walks ruggedly handsome Dominic Peretti, Jr. The attraction between the two is undeniable. Karen spends restless nights dreaming of his touch. As he begins to crowd every space of her life, will she ...
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Second Chance at Love

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Overview

As a young widowed mother, love is the last thing on Karen Johnston’s mind. Her busy life revolves around caring for her two young children, which becomes even more challenging when her children begin to show signs of needing a father in their lives. Just as things start to go haywire in the Johnston household, in walks ruggedly handsome Dominic Peretti, Jr. The attraction between the two is undeniable. Karen spends restless nights dreaming of his touch. As he begins to crowd every space of her life, will she give in to her sensual desires? Or will she sacrifice her desires for the sake of her children?


Dominic ‘Dom’ Peretti, Jr. isn’t looking for a serious relationship when he accepts the task of surrogate father to Karen’s children. But he can’t get the ever so lovely and sexy woman out of his mind. His intention is to have nothing more than a hot, steamy fling to satisfy his appetite. However, as he gets a taste of life with the Johnstons, he has a decision to make. Will he give love a chance? Or will he walk away, leaving Karen and her children in harm’s way?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013431065
  • Publisher: Heart 2 Heart Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/23/2011
  • Series: Love Conquers All , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 77,394
  • File size: 176 KB

Meet the Author

Victoria Wells resides in Philadelphia with her husband and three children. She has a Master’s Degree in Nursing and works as an adult nurse practitioner caring for adults with sickle cell disease. She is an active member of Theta Chapter, Chi Eta Phi, Sorority, Inc. Victoria enjoys reading, writing, knitting, crocheting, volunteering, and hanging out with family and friends. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached at author@victoria-wells.com. Please take a moment to visit her website at www.victoria-wells.com where you can join Victoria’s Yahoo group and subscribe to her newsletter.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Sweet, romantic and REAL!

    This was a well written, very believeable book! It had everything you could want in a book to keep you interested. I loved both leads, I loved the tension (good tension) between the two and how no matter what happened they put the kids and their feelings FIRST. I love the supporting cast and the strong sisterhood and family first theme that resonated throughout this story. I hope to read more books like this one from this author. The love scenes were HOT as well! Great read all around. :)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Awesome!

    First time reader for this author but it will not be my last. I loved the story line, the characters were well developed, great pace, and great length! A love story at its best.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2011

    Loved it!

    This is my first Victoria Wells novel, but definitely wont be my last! Loved the characters - primary and supporting! The story and dialogue was very real and the romance was steamy without being over the top. I want to go back and read the others' stories now.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    LOVE TRULY DOES CONQUER ALL!

    Victoria Well's 4th Book in her Series "Love Conquers All" truly does reveal that Love "Can" and "Does" Conquer All. Karen and Dominic are two people who deserves a "Second Chance at Love," and unexpectantly finds true love in each other's arms! Ms. Wells pens a superb page turner full of romance, passion, love, jealousy and conflict. Returning with her strong Alpha Male Characters (Nick, Kevin, Langston) and their wives (Summer, Starr, Ava) while adding "Take No Prisoners" Grandparents , who practices "no holds barred" in giving love and bedroom advice, babysitting and true encouragement. Ms. Wells will have you laughing your behind off, crying your eyes out and ready to jump into the book and "whoop" someone's butt, while loving the many antics of the cute, adorable, and very charismatic grandchildren playing junior matchmakers.

    I highly recommend this novel, with only one disclaimer....You must read her first three books in her series, "A Special Summer," "When Love Comes Around," and "Key to My Heart," which will introduce you to the many versatile characters and entertaining supporting cast that fills this series with true and pure unconditional LOVE that Will Conquer All!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Time to Love Again!

    The story of Karen and Dom is a feel good love story. We've watched these two struggle with their feelings for one another in previous books in the Love Conquers All series. To finally read their love story was exciting. As you read, you fall in love with Dom right along with Karen and her children. Dom is a protector, a provider, a great lover, and a wonderful father figure who wants to become more to Alicia and Kyle. Dom knew that when it came to Karen, he had to approach her in a different way so he took his time in pursuing her and her children. The children already felt a certain way about Mr. Dom, getting Karen to accept that and open herself to the possibilities of a relationship with him was a challenge. You get the opportunity to catch up on the lives of the supporting cast of characters from previous books in this series. While they all had their own stories, they help to enrich this one without overpowering it. You feel like you are in this circle of friends and family experiencing everything right along with them. There are some mouth-dropping moments that will make you laugh, want to pop someone, leave you shocked and overjoyed. This story gives me hope that there is a second chance at finding real love again; a love even greater than the first. Can't wait to see what else Mrs. Wells has in her bag of books for us to read! Be sure to read the other books in the Love Conquers All series! You won't be disappointed :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

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    BRIEF SUMMARY
    Karen is a young widowed mother of two young children, Kyle and Alicia. Her focus are her children and not dating. Dominic doesn't want a long term relationship as he has recently moved back to his home town. While getting to know her kids, Dominic is also trying to get close to Karen. Even though Karen dreams and fantasizes about Dominic she is very hesitant of getting close to him.

    THOUGHTS
    This was my second book by this author that I truly enjoyed. Although I have only read 2 out of 4 of her books in the series, I have fallen in love with it and it's characters. My first introduction to the series was the last and pervious book, Key to My Heart. From reading that book I got to know a little about Dom and Karen as well as a brief teaser. In this story we got another wonderful romance that includes family and friends. For a Second Chance at Love the author gave us a great opening/ prologue that brought a smile and blush to my cheeks. Even though we know they knew each other from the pervious book, I liked that the prologue showed us their actual meeting. The interaction between Dom and Karen really got me excited as I enjoyed their chemistry. The beginning of chapter 3 sets the pace for the book for both characters. Dom's relationship with Alicia and Kyle was amazing. Being a father figure and his interaction with them made him even sexier to me. I enjoyed seeing everyone from the pervious story and it makes me look forward to reading the first two books in the series. It's not much but Dom's parents Janet and Dominic, I enjoyed the brief history the author gave us on how they met. Lastly, the plot of the story gave us two greedy characters that added an interesting twist to the story.

    A reference in the book about the tv show Who the Bleep did I Marry?I love that show it's crazy but good.

    Story: GOOD
    Intimacy: REALLY GOOD
    Enjoyment: GOOD

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    This was my least favorite out of the series, but a good read no

    This was my least favorite out of the series, but a good read nontheless.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Loved it... a lot. Did not stop till the end.

    Really liked the characters in the book. Not just Karen and Dom Jr. But all of them.... Ava, Starr, Summer, Janet and Dom Sr, Donna and Poppa Patrick and even Ms. Bietrice and her formely evil self.... This was a good romance, and funny as hell. Loved rhe dialogue and comradarie between the adults... not forgetting Zoe, Kyle and Alisha. Bought the other 3 books in the series immediately. Can't wait to read them all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Super

    Read the whole series you won't be disappointed

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Neata

    This was an excellent read with the perfect amount of drama and hot steamy romance. Worth every penny.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Recommend

    Good read...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Excellent

    Loved Karen and Dom's story. The story flowed smoothly, loved the update of the character's from the 3 previous books. I really loved the relationships between the friends and then their extended families!!!! No matter what, they always had each other's backs!!!! Great read!!! This is one that i will reread time and time again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Wonderful Story!

    A Second Chance at Love is the fourth installment of the Love Conquers All series. Here we get see Dominic ("Dom") a devote bachelor who has been hurt by love and Karen a widowed mom of two who thinks a second go at love is not for her come togeether. Dom is very patient, persistent and knows what he wants. He to become a permanent part of Karen and kids' lives and being the Alpha male that he is nothing and no one is getting in his way. I think Dom is my new fav when it comes to Ms. Victoria's heroes. This story was so good that I stayed up until two in the morning just to finish it. There were moments were literally laughed out loud and was hot and bothered the next. You also get to check in with characters from the previous stories in the series which only adds to the story not take away from it. Ms. Victoria has once again put together a wonderful story. Looking for to the next! *clapping*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Anonymous

    Good story. Good read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Boring

    No plot, no interesting characters, no tension. Story could have been written by a high school student. I found myself skipping pages to get through this thankfully short book. Basically, perfect boy meets perfect girl who is widowed and already has two perfect kids. They marry and have more perfection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    A Pleasant Read

    Not only was this a quick read because it was only 164 pages but the author facilitated that quick read, a bit, to the books detriment. The story was cute. I enjoyed the characters. There was a great presence of family love and appreciation, down to the cousins. However I think the author left gaps a few in the story. Sometime it wasn’t always clear which character was thinking/narrating a scene. Overall it was a pleasant read. You got your romance, sexual tension and happy ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Fairytale fun read.

    Starts slow but gets better. Lovee the sisterhood and brotherhood. But really...too good to be true. Not one fight or argument. I wish it was that easy.

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  • Posted February 18, 2013

    Great book I loved the whole series

    Great book I loved the whole series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Great

    Loved this book a great deal!!!!

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

    LOVED THIS STORY!!!!! It was romantic, passionate, sexy and ero

    LOVED THIS STORY!!!!! It was romantic, passionate, sexy and erotic all in one. The relationship unfolded in a believable way. The family dynamics add something special to this story. This is my first time reading this author but I look forward to reading her other books. I like the interracial spin on this love story ..... Makes me look at Italian men in a new light :-)

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