Second Chances [NOOK Book]

Overview

Mark Jennings is at a crossroads. His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned. He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing. He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.

Despite their differences—Antonio is a divorced single father—the two men forge a firm ...
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Overview

Mark Jennings is at a crossroads. His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned. He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing. He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.

Despite their differences—Antonio is a divorced single father—the two men forge a firm friendship that weathers Mark’s reconciliation with Brian and Antonio’s questionable taste in women. Over the years, Antonio remains constant in his support, though others in Mark’s life come and go through a revolving door.

When a young boy runs away from the group home where he works, Mark finds another door opening. Through it all he holds on to the things his loved ones taught him—about family, about friends and lovers, about life and death. Most importantly, he realizes that sometimes the greatest gift of all is a second chance.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015528619
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 132,934
  • File size: 883 KB

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    ** Now, bear with me, because I've been trying to write this rev

    ** Now, bear with me, because I've been trying to write this review for a couple of days now and all I came up with was "AWESOME". This time I tried to expand my vocabulary, hopefully my opinion came across. **

    Mark's life is a mess. His lover cheated on him, his job is stressing him out and his mother is on her death bed. He needs to wind down so he decides to get a massage to at least manage to make it through this time with less stress. To his surprise the man that opens the door is gorgeous. Although instantly attracted to Antonio, it doesn't matter because Antonio is straight. What does matter, however, is the friendship that develops between Antonio and Mark. A friendship based on mutual affection and acceptance that would withstand loss, confusion and ultimately bring them to love.

    When I first started to read M/M Romance, T.A. Webb was my go-to man for my next read. His reviews were on-point, honest and exceptionally written, so it came as no surprise when I found out that he had written a novel.

    As an author, it was his way of bringing the complexity of Mark and Antonio's characters to the page along with the emotional impact of the story that made Second Chances an excellent read for me.

    With a story that spanned years and a cast of characters that added beautifully to the story, Webb's writing flowed through the page seamlessly. Every event that took place, every line of dialogue exchanged and every emotion expressed was perfectly placed to elicit the most impact. I cried along with Mark, I was as conflicted as Antonio and I was rejoicing with them as they found their second chance with each other.

    There are not enough words for me to express how much I enjoyed this story. From the characters and the conflict all through the sexy-as-hell love scenes to the tenderness and loyalty displayed by Antonio and Mark, T.A. Webb's writing was engaging, touching and enjoyable. I loved it form start to finish, but it is a story that you have to experience for yourself to truly understand all that entails. If you appreciate a great M/M story with humor, angst and hot man-love, this is the book to read.

    Thank you Tom for your insightful reviews that pulled me into this genre and for a wonderful, heart-wrenching story that had all the elements I love.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Awesome read

    The story was captivating and the characters were outstanding. Great read that I got sucked into very quickly and hated it when it ended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    Great read

    A very emotional and touching book with a HEA that was not what I was expecting going into the book. Intetesting characters, some hot sex and unique story lines. Very entertaining and engaging. I did not want to put it down or say goodbye to the characters.

    I hope to see more from this author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    M/M love story

    I must admit, I was a bit intimidated to read an M/M book. My initial thought was Uhmmm HELL NO.. Not the book or genre for me. And honestly I felt a bit scared. My initial response was:

    To be honest, I expected some crude, over the top, and cheesy SEXIFIED book. With unrealistic circumstances and no depth. But, Au contraire, this book was nothing what I expected. It was actually MORE. It is a beautiful tender story about LOVE, and second chances. How one person can endure personal losses and still be able to give in to LOVE.

    But, let me remind you that not everything is peachy keen.. Mark & Antonio had to endure a lot of bumps in the road.


    Because every brick he used to build this wall, this dream of his, was breaking my bones, crushing me and leaving me bloody and broken


    Ultimately, their love endures and sustains throughout life's tribulations and obstacles. And in the end isn't that what's most important? The people we love and cannot live without. How we can turn something tragic into something beautiful.

    So thanks again Rosalinda, for taking me out of my comfort zone, and expanding my horizon's

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  • Posted April 8, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I must admit, I was a bit intimidated to read an M/M book. My i

    I must admit, I was a bit intimidated to read an M/M book. My initial thought was Uhmmm HELL NO.. Not the book or genre for me. And honestly I felt a bit scared. To be honest, I expected some crude, over the top, and cheesy SEXIFIED book. With unrealistic circumstances and no depth. But, Au contraire, this book was nothing what I expected. It was actually MORE. It is a beautiful tender story about LOVE, and second chances. How one person can endure personal losses and still be able to give in to LOVE. But, let me remind you that not everything is peachy keen.. Mark & Antonio had to endure a lot of bumps in the road.
    Ultimately, their love endures and sustains throughout life's tribulations and obstacles. And in the end isn't that what's most important? The people we love and cannot live without. How we can turn something tragic into something beautiful.

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