by Tess St. John

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SECOND CHANCES (Chances Are) by Tess St. John

Lady Emma Easton's elopement to an elderly earl shields her from an abusive father, until her husband's death leaves her vulnerable once again. Only one man can protect her--the earl's trusted friend, Viscount Drake.

After losing his wife, Lord Drake vows never to marry again. But his heart warms to the young widow he's promised to protect. Emma's love frees him from the darkness that's consumed him. But now Drake must protect her from her father's evil whims, or face losing her forever.

SECOND CHANCES is Book 1 in the Chances Are Series. Each book stands alone, but might be more enjoyable read in sequence.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012305152
Publisher: Tess St. John
Publication date: 04/12/2011
Series: Chances Are , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 71,898
File size: 262 KB

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Second Chances 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
CarolynMDE More than 1 year ago
Second Chances by Tess St. John is a beautiful story of the healing power of love, with just enough danger and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. Emma, Lady Easton, is kind, proud, and strong. She's been nursemaid to her elderly husband, Harmon, for five years. He'd rescued her from marriage to a cruel man, a man her father had chosen. Emma is joined at Harmon's death bed by Lord Drake, a man who has been like a son to Harmon. To further protect Emma from her heartless father who will again try to force her into marriage, Harmon asks Lord Drake to marry Emma. Both Lord Drake, who is mourning the death of his wife two years earlier, and Emma refuse. During the course of the story, as Lord Drake fights to protect Emma from her father, Emma and Drake fall in love. Drake is still suffering over the loss if his wife and feels guilt that he can love another woman. Emma is afraid to acknowledge her love for Drake. She fears he still loves his wife. Because Emma is not yet 21, her father tries to take control over her life. He has already found another husband for her, an older man who will pay a lot of money for Emma. But Emma will not let her father control her. She fights for her independence, and for the freedom to marry the man she chooses. The setting of Second Chances, the English countryside, peopled with lords and ladies, is engaging. The unfolding love story and the trust that develops between Drake and Emma is heartwarming. Second Chances grabbed me from the first page. This is the first book in the Chances Are series. I can't wait to read the others.
TxCheri More than 1 year ago
A classic Historical Romance! Rich with emotion, drama, and setting. You'll love Ms. St.John's inital offering to the genre and like me, be waiting impatiently for her next book
ShawnSchmidt More than 1 year ago
Loved this story! I love historical suspense and this very much pleased me!  Absolutely loved the characters. Thanks for a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had never read Tess St John prior to this. I was pleasantly surprised. I read Emma's Chance first and couldn't wait to read more. Harmon is a wonderful character and though, like most romance novel heroes, Drake tends to be a bit silly, he is also a good character. Our heroine, Emma, though young and inexperienced, is not foolish. This is a light enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay. Had a Gothic-undertone that I found intriguing because I grew up reading the genre. The author's transitions were a bit jerky, and we get into the heads of characters that are unnecessary to the story. But all in all, a pleasant read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 stars excellent read great story loved the prequel too must buy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story kept you intrigued from the beginning
Aesclinn More than 1 year ago
Second Chances is a wonderful historical romance! it is well written and never drags. The action and the drama start right away and it just carries you along for the ride. I couldn't put it down! As soon as I finished I had to get the next book: Chance for Freedom. I will be keeping an eye on Tess St. John!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! 515 pgs. Suspence drama and romance. Have to read. Sweet, love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.....the ending could have been a little bit different....but overall.....loved it and want my friend to read it....great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It just sneaks up and grabs you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending was rushed. The book was amazing. The entire time u were thinking what was going to happen next. The only bad thing I guess was there was only one love sean and emma was promised the time would be better, but there wasnt a next time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this 575 page story about Emma and Drakes chance for both their hearts to be free to love. So much family discord, betrayal, and sadness makes you hope for Emma and Drakes happiness. Great read and recommended.
LORACH More than 1 year ago
Tess St. John always peaks my romantic interest. As usual, this one was well worth the read.
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Well Written but...................................................................................................... Slow in spots. The ending seemed all over the place. still--a good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story....kept my interest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging characters, even if not very probable plot made for a very enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed so I bought more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started out really really awesome but towards the middle it kind of started to fizzle a little bit. Over all though it was a good book that i would definetly reccomend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a new type of read for me . I love the language the background the suspents and little Samatha gave it that love touch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this in two days. The characters were believable and story was sweet and very well written. I look forward to reading Katherine and Malcoms story in book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is part of the Chances Series. It's worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book on getting and taking a second chance on love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I have never read anything by this author. I was pleasantly surprised. The storyline was well written and the characters came alive. I'm looking forward to the next book.