Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Second Chance Season by Liora Blake

Title:  Second Chance Season
Author: Liora Blake
Series: Grand Valley #2
PublisherPocket Books
Release DateJune 20, 2017 

Return to Liora Blake’s Grand Valley series with Second Chance Season, in which an avowed country boy with a family duty meets an ambitious city girl with even bigger goals and who shows him just what he’s been missing.

Garrett Strickland is unapologetically country, fiercely loyal, and perfectly happy with his job at the Hotchkiss Co-op. Garrett is all about living in the present and not dwelling in the past—even if he was once on his way to a lofty agricultural sciences degree that would guarantee the brightest of futures, only to end up back home when his old man died, leaving behind a debt-ridden family farm that was impossible to keep afloat. After that, it was easy to see why dreaming big wasn’t worth the heartache. And until he crosses paths with a city girl who’s hell-bent on kick-starting her own future, he’s sure that good enough is just that.

Cara Cavanaugh is ready for more from life, even if that means changing everything; including dumping her boyfriend of ten years, turning down a lucrative job at a major newspaper, and leaving behind the upscale suburbs of Chicago where she grew up. Now, she just has to pray that temporarily relocating to the middle of nowhere in Colorado will be the first step in building a career as a freelance journalist—all she has to do is prove she’s got what it takes to make a name for herself. Unfortunately, her tony country day school is as close to “country” as she’s ever been. But when a goodhearted guy who looks like he just stumbled out of a country music video offers to help, she ends up falling hard…and discovering that the perfect story is a love story. And it’s theirs.

Second Chance Season, book two in the Grand Valley series, is a charming, feel-good romance, perfect for fans of Jennifer Probst and Kristan Higgins.

"I've just been waiting on you."

Liora Blake can't do anything wrong in my eyes. I love all of her books! It's so easy to fall in love with her characters and their love story.

Second Chance Season centers around Garrett Strickland and Cara Cavanaugh. 

Garrett's character we met in the first book in the Grand Valley series. He's working at the Hotchkiss Co-Op. Everyone thinks he could be doing something better with his life. After all, he had a promising future until his father died and left Garrett unable to pay his debts. To his dismay, Garrett didn't see a way out except selling their family's farm. Losing the farm made Garrett stop dreaming about his own future. When Cara strides into his life, he realizes that they are meant to be together but he knows their relationship is temporary. Cara has a life in Chicago and he can't be part of it. He believes he can't offer her anything to keep her here with him. 

Cara Cavanaugh is beginning her new assignment as a free-lance magazine reporter. She wants to write a piece about the farmers around Hotchkiss. She's thankful to Garrett for introducing her around town and helping her do her job. She notices he's an open book unless she wants to talk about his own personal future. She knows he's smart, hard-worker and has the potential to become successful in his own farming business but she doesn't know how to make him see it. As their relationship progresses, being together is like nothing else she has experienced. She's falling for him but she's not sure he will fight to keep her. 

I love how Liora Blake throws two people together who at first glance don't seem to have anything in common and by the end, being together is the only thing that makes sense. Her formula works every time! It's a delight to read her books. They are like little gems that I want to continue staring at.

By now, I know who the next set of characters are going to be and I can't wait to see how she's going to make them work.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Pocket Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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