Last Chance: A Second Chances Novel

Last Chance: A Second Chances Novel

by L. P. Dover

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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. ***

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153001470
Publisher: L.P. Dover
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Series: Second Chances
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 194,902
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols. Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, but her favorite to write is romantic suspense. However, she has found a new passion in romantic comedy, especially involving sexy golfers. Who knew the sport could be so dirty and fun to write about.

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Last Chance: A Second Chances Novel 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
SusanReads1 More than 1 year ago
I always look forward to books authored by L.P. Dover. Her writing checks all of the boxes. It has swoon worthy alpha males with big hearts, lovable heroines you cheer for an a well developed exciting plot. This second chance romance is no exception! Second chance romances are one of my favorites and this one includes a love triangle (without cheating). It has twists and turns with characters we have met in some of the author's other books. Luke and Lara had one hot night together and Luke got scared. Lara took it as him returning to his flavor of the week ways. Enter Grayson who already loved her madly. He promised to love her forever. Does Lara really love him or is he just safe and comfortable? Luke wants Lara back and a forever with her. When he gets the chance tragedy strikes and the slate is wiped clean. Who will win Lara's heart? Lies, secrets and deception abound. Who is the good guy and who is the bad one? Is everyone always what they seem or what they want you to see? One click now and emerge yourself in another gripping read by L.P. Dover!
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
A Dynamic Journey for Luke & Lara that Should NOT be Missed! > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story , finally got to read about Luke and Lara .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting on this book for a while now and I finally got to see Luke and Lara together. It sure wasn't an easy rode for them but they followed their hearts and made it happen. It sort of felt like I was watching General Hospital LOL...get it...Luke and Laura??? As always L.P. never fails. She's awesome in wrapping you in from the start.
Joy-Anne More than 1 year ago
I totally fell in love with this book. It was an amazing read that had me hooked from the moment that I started reading. It moved along at an amazing pace which was perfect for reading, has awesome characters and a story that will not let you down. This book must be read, there is no doubt about it.
SarahD5 More than 1 year ago
L.P. Dover has a way of writing that brings you right in from the beginning. I love her second chance series along with every other book she has written. I was so excited to finally get this story after reading the rest of the series I have been waiting for Luke and Lana. Luke hasn't always been the nicest of people within the series but this story has fully redeemed him. When he loves he loves hard and no one will step in the way not even the scheming Grayson. Lana has dealt with a lot and nearly looses her life in a car accident. I couldn't imagine waking up and not knowing what had happened or where the last few years had gone. Lana was a strong character that had a natural instinct about the people around her. When you have two men vying for your love it makes it hard to deal with the reality you are facing but Lana was a strong character who luckily discovered the truth in the nick of time. I really enjoyed this story as I do with any story from L.P. Dover and I think you will too. grab your tissues and your drink of choice because you won't want to put this story down.
Stalker2014 More than 1 year ago
Luke is a man who has learned his lesson. He knows what he wants and won't stop till he gets it. Lara is a woman who was hurt. So she isn't easily listening to what her heart wants. They make an amazing couple. They have a few issues to work through. So glad they gave each other the space they needed. Loved the way this story worked out. Read this in a day.
sarahlr802 More than 1 year ago
***received an ARC for an honest review*** I have read almost all of LP Dover's books. I love her style of writing. Her characters are well developed and their interactions with each other keep me turning pages. I enjoy the story of Luke and Lara. I was afraid to like Luke after reading One Taste. He proved me wrong in Last Chance and wormed his way into my heart. The song After All by Cher and Peter Cetera makes me think of this story. The twist and turns down the road to finding their way. This book can be read as a standalone but I do recommend reading the previous books from the series.
BGnMS1 More than 1 year ago
Last but not Least I am a huge fan of Ms. Dover's. This story didn't disappoint. We even got to catch up with former lead characters from other books. Don't miss your chance to read this book. ***given an ARC in exchange for honest review***
Cryssy_M More than 1 year ago
Received copy for an honest review What can I say, L.P. Dover is a phenom! I cannot say it enough, her writing is some of the best I’ve read in a long time and I get giddy when I hear that a new book is releasing. Lara Jacobs, Summer’s sister and co-owner of the popular Carolina Tavern has had a thing for Luke Collins for a while now, but won’t act on it because of his behavior. He’s a motocross champion and bad boy, seen with a different woman on every occasion. One day he comes across Lara stranded on the side of the road and stops to help. As a way to repay him, she agrees to go to a party with him. After their night together, Luke doesn’t call and Lara’s devastated. She pulls herself up and starts seeing Grayson, another co-owner of the tavern and a bartender there. Grayson has had feelings for Lara for a long time, but has never acted on his feelings before. After she makes a life altering decision, Lara is involved in a car accident and almost dies as a result. When she awakes from her coma, she has no memories of the last five years. Now she has both Luke and Grayson pursuing her and she has to decide where her heart truly lies. You don’t need to read any of the other books in the Second Chance series, but I highly recommend it. Not only because you will read about the other characters (they are intertwined), but also to enjoy L.P. Dover’s writing. Like I have previously stated, she is an amazing author and her works definitely need to be explored.
Scaramouche89 More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful second chance story by L.P. Dover. Whereas I could not wait for Lara and Luke’s story, I am incredibly sad to see this series end. Such an amazing bunch of characters, which I have taken to my heart. Leslie’s writing is wonderfully thoughtful and seamless, her characters well developed and with enough facets that keep me turning the pages. L.P. is one of those authors I read without knowing anything about the synopsis. I knew I was getting to read about how Luke finds his way back into Lara’s heart, but otherwise I did not know a thing. So when that crucial turning point in their story came, I was gasping and crying all at once! Oh, what a turn of events, what an emotional rollercoaster! Lara and Luke have actually been featured in a novella before, but this was the one book in the series I haven’t read yet. From CATCHING SUMMER I knew what happened between them, and even then I hurt for Lara, and I hurt for a scared Luke as well. Luke, the motocross bad boy who has a different woman on his arm on every occasion, who is frightened by his feelings for this one woman. Lara, co-owner of the popular Carolina Tavern, who hurts because her long-time crush does not think it is necessary to call after their one night together. Lara, who decides to move on and starts dating Grayson, who she works with in the tavern. One year later, Lara still puts up a show for everyone of being happy. Only, deep down, it is not Grayson she needs. After finally giving in and acting on what she knew all along was right, things seem to be better – only fate has a different plan… It is a beautiful story of a true second chance love. It has everything, drama, heartbreak, suspense and love. You do not need to have read any other book in the series, although I highly recommend you do. This series is just too perfect to miss out on!
awesomely_amber More than 1 year ago
The heart wants what it wants Sometimes no matter how hard we wish for things to be different we can't stop feeling for someone. What if that love was involved a handsome Motocross rider that you had a crush on for years? In this book we finally get to see Luke and Lara's story. this book had me on edge the whole time i read it. L.P. Dover sucked me into her words and I didn't want to come out. This book was awesome.
APB524 More than 1 year ago
Love, love, love this second chance romance!! Luke Collins and Lara Jacobs have been dancing around each other for so long now, and LAST CHANCE was the perfect way to end their story!! These two have been fighting each other and loving each other for years, but sometimes getting your happily ever after means overcoming lots of obstacles. Boy did Lara and Luke have a few of those! I had so many feels reading this book! Characters I previously really liked made me mad here and made me a bit shouty! I had seen glimpses of who Luke could be in previous books from this series, but he finally comes into his own to get his girl here and I couldn't love him more!! L.P. Dover has made me a forever fan with this series!
Angela6 More than 1 year ago
I haven't found an L.P. Dover book that I don't love. Her writing just tugs at my heartstrings and I always find myself wanting more. More of the story, more of the characters, more of the setting, just more of everything. In Last Chance you dive deeper into some of the characters that we have met in some of the other Second Chances Novels. Luke is the heartthrob that every girl wants. Laura is the girl that has convinced herself that she doesn't want him anymore after being hurt the first time they were together. Laura tried to move on with her life even knowing that her heart belonged to Luke, but she just can't do it. With a little outside help from friends she finally admits to the fact that she loves Luke and has to give their love a chance. But like every amazing book of L.P. Dover's there is always a twist. I think that is what keeps me turning the pages so fast. I have to find out what happens next and Last Chance was no exception. I don't want to give anything away but this book covers everything from love, lust, betrayal, and even what looks like attempted murder. There are curve balls that got me a couple of times but it is what makes the story so good. I couldn't put the book down and because of that it lead to a long night of reading and a longer day at work the next day. All a sacrifice that I am willing to make for a good book. I'm sad to see the series end but look forward to the next book by L.P. Dover.
SweetSexyEscape More than 1 year ago
This is only my 3rd Second Chance novel and I can't get enough of this series! Despite not having her memory after the accident, Lara's heart still knows what she has always wanted...Luke Collins. I found myself rooting for Luke the entire book. It seemed like every time he turned around something was blindsiding him and make Lara doubt him more than ever. I loved every twist & every turn that keep me turning every pages. Most books I read only have one big turning event, but this book just kept surprising me with more twists. And I couldn't be happier with the ending. I look forward to reading more of this series, past ones I haven't read yet & ones yet to come.
stylnunicorn More than 1 year ago
LP Dover has done it yet again, ripped our hearts to the core only to rebuild it back together!" The things I love about this series is that each book can be read standalone with different main characters but all from a group of friends. I also love how each book features some kind of diabolical turn of events typically based on jealousy this only increases my curiosity to keep turning the pages. I would highly recommend each and every book in this series along with her other books. L.P. Dover is truly a talented author. I received a copy in exchange for a honest and unbiased reviews.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Last Chance by L.P. Dover....OMG, This is my favorite book so far this summer. I felt like I was on a roller coaster with all the ups & downs and twists & turns of this story. This is my favorite kinds of book with action, mystery, love, romance, lot of hot guys, great sex scenes and amazing characters. Luke a very sexy motocross rider, what a great boyfriend and Lara a beautiful strong woman that doesn't want to give in the the womanizer, but that is so hard. L.P. Dover has became one of my all time favorite authors. You will not want to miss the book, so make sure you read it. I was given a complimentary book for an honest review.
Noelani808 More than 1 year ago
Sometimes a LAST CHANCE Is All You Need I have never read a book by L.P. Dover I didn't like, and Last Chance was no exception. I enjoyed seeing Lara Jacob's character come out, after her accident. She seemed to become more confident and didn't let anyone tell her how she do things, just because that's how she had always done it. She seemed to have found herself. I wasn't sure how Dover could redeem Luke Collins after One Taste, because he really REALLY messed up there. I was surprised to see him step back and just about accept what Lara needed to do after her accident. Especially after just as arms length from getting Lara back, just to have ripped away. He was fighting for could be this last chance with Lara, and he did it the way he thought Lara would have wanted him to. Dover surprised me with not only Luke's character, but a few of the secondary characters as well. I love that Dover inserted past characters in the the main story, and not just a mention or a passing. She really thought this story out and placed them as PART of Luke and Lara's story. She really put you all over the emotion scale with Last Chance. I think Dover did a great job showing that when someone is faced with a last chance, how desparate they can become. Yes, Last Chance can definitely be read as a stand alone, I do suggest to read the previous books in the A Second Chance series. Mostly, Meant for Me and from Catching Summer on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LP Dover struck gold again. I was so excited to finally read Luke and Lara's story. You learn so much more about the characters and get to see how their love story unfolds. Of course, it isn't without a few trials and tribulations but that is part of what made this book so good. Let's not forget about Grayson-Have to say he surprised me. Read this book you will not be disappointed!
Lheanne More than 1 year ago
This book is by far my favorite book in the Second Chance series!! I have been looking forward to Luke and Lara’s story since LP Dover said it was coming out. I think Luke is my favorite guy in the series and now I can’t wait to see what Leslie has in store for us in her next book!!
Crazy_Beautiful_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I always love the stories that L.P. Dover creates, but Last Chance really too me by surprise. This book is easily now one of my favorites of all time. Luke and Lara's story is filled with so much emotion that you can't help but feel for these characters as they try and find their way to each other. After Lara's accident people's true colors are shown, tensions run high, and the only person that is hurting as much as Lara is Luke. A story that will make you laugh, cry, and root for the man that deserves to be by Lara's side. L.P. Dover doesn't disappoint with Last Chance.
julia-hill More than 1 year ago
If you have read other Second Chance novels by LP Dover, then you have met Luke and Lara. But they are not together... they were... but Luke messed up bad. This local bad boy, with a bad reputation, is trying hard to make things right... but then tragedy strikes and Lara is left without memories of the past. She doesn't know anything that has been happening. Talk about skydiving through a world of emotions; they just keep sneaking up on you and hitting you in the face. You will not be able to put this down until you have finished it. (I have read it twice). This can be read as a standalone novel but there are also a great many other books in this 'series'.
Stacie93 More than 1 year ago
Last Chance delivers...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ L.P. Dover never fails to deliver!! The story of Luke and Lara is filled with some mystery, heartache, passion and last but not least ...LOVE!! There are some twists in the story that are unexpected. I love seeing these characters come together from the other stories. Read the story to see how it all plays out. You will not be disappointed!!
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
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.*