*~* 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. ***
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?
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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.
Sexy, fun, and emotional
One Taste is the prequel to Last Chance. I haven't read all of the Second Chance novels but I did meet Luke and Lara in Defending Hayden so I knew part of the story. But having a prequel for their novel is genius. I will make this short.
Luke and Lara have been friends for a long time but over the last few months things have changed between them. After losing Kate, Luke turned into a manwhore. Lara hated seeing this since she once had a crush on him. But now, she just gives him the cold shoulder and a hard time. But he doesn't want to give up. He wants her and after getting one taste, he wants more but she is done. She thought he could change but she was wrong. Now Luke has to work even harder to prove to her that he can be the man she thought he could be before is it too late?
I am so glad that I don't have to wait to find out what happens next. I will be reading Last Chance right after I finish this up. Yay!! I have a feeling that I am going to love it. These characters are stubborn, funny, and flirty. So I am so ready for the ride...
“Unless you’ve got a new job I don’t know about. You are looking pretty hot in those shorts.”
I scoffed and muttered, “I guess I should’ve expected that, having a vagina and all.”
“Hands to yourself tonight, Collins. I didn’t come here to be your plaything.” I glanced up at him and he smiled.
“I don’t want my heart broken. Now let me go.”
Last Chance is the final book in the Second Chances Series. After reading it, there is one more character I would love to see get a book. Who knows maybe there will be a spin-off in the future. Anyway, back to Luke and Lara's story...
It's been one year since Lara walked away from Luke. She was now with Grayson, a man that has loved her for years. Luke knows this but he will not give up on them. He could see that she isn't happy with Grayson and knows in his heart that she loves him. She just won't give him a chance to explain what happened after their one night together. It changed everything. She just didn't know it. He just wants one last chance to prove to her that he is the man that she has always loved.
Lara loves Grayson but she still thinks about that night with Luke. She knows Grayson would never break her heart like Luke did. But that doesn't mean she doesn't love him. She is torn and when she wakes up in a hospital bed without memories of the last five years, she is even more confused. Two men are vying for her love. She doesn't want to hurt either of them but she has to make a choice between Grayson and Luke. She doesn't know if she will ever get her memory back so she has to rely on her instincts and the way her body responds to the men touch. She doesn't know who to believe so that's all she has left. Who will she gravitate to? Who can she trust with her memories? Who does she want a future with?
I loved this story!! Luke sees this as a way to start over with Lara and Grayson sees it as a way for her to forget about Luke. They all have to fight for what they want. Even if they have to fight dirty. There are definitely some surprises. Good and bad. There are some heartbreaking moments and heartwarming ones too. I cared for all of the characters but I had my favorite from the start. I fell hard and fast. It happens.
In the end will it be Lara choose Grayson, the man that she knows won't break her heart or Luke, the man that already has one upon a time?
Overall...it gave me all of the feels. I laughed. Cried. Wanted to hit someone. Wanted to hug someone. And cried again.
“All I’m asking for is the chance to tell her how I feel. I can’t have her running away from me.”
“You’re not going to treat me like I’m going to break, are you?”
“All you have to do is show me who you really are. Right now, I have no clue.”