*I received a free copy of Seduced by Second Chances from Harlequin Desire via ARC Publisher. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Seduced by Second Chances by Reese Ryan
Series: Dynasties: Secrets of the A-List #3
Published by Harlequin Desire on July 1, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: ARC Publisher
He’s the one man she’s always wanted…
Her sister’s ex!
Gideon Johns inspired singer Jessie Humphrey to write her first hit about unrequited love. So when a star-studded event brings Jessie face-to-face with her former crush, sparks fly. But the handsome-as-ever real estate billionaire is still her sister’s ex. Still off-limits. Still impossible to resist. Is she setting herself up for more heartache, or for her wildest fantasy come true?
Seduced by Second Chances was the best of the series so far! Jessie and Gideon’s story was compelling and RRyan’s continuation of Teresa and Liam’s story had me rooting for them rather than wanting to bang my head against a wall. RRyan is a new-to-me author and I enjoyed her storytelling so much I one-clicked a few titles from her back list. 😉
Yay for diversity! Jessie and Gideon knew each other as teens. See, he dated Jessie’s older sister. But Jessie always harbored a strong crush. But even when there was nothing in their way, there was something in their way. All these years later, they haven’t been able to forget one another. Cheers to second chances! Jessie is from a wealthy family while Gideon is from the wrong side of the tracks. They’re both successful now – Jessie, a singer/songwriter, and Gideon a billionaire real estate broker. And as they get reacquainted, we see how they’ve grown and fit even better now.
As for Teresa and Liam – their relationship which has been a lot of starts, stops, and stutters, seems to be a little more solid. There were, of course, some fiascos but Liam is being a stand-up guy rather than running and that was a welcome change. There were also hints and reveals about the who behind all of Teresa’s trouble. And I’m eager to see how things to in the end.
RRyan deftly wove a gripping story for Jessie and Gideon. The circumstances for the meeting again, their history, and their present situations, all felt genuine and believable. The pacing was also done well. It didn’t feel rushed. The direction RRyan took Teresa and Liam was a relief and as I said, has me hoping for their HEA rather than wishing I could throttle Liam.
This is a little redundant since romance was the main theme of the plot, but it was so well done it begged repeating. 😉
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2019 New Release Challenge
- COYER Summer 2019