October 21, 2013
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Gabe’s Second Chance started out to be amazing with the rescue and subsequent car chase. I was impressed with Karissa and her ability to stay calm for Toby was realistic and amazing. From there it went into how Gabe broke Karissa’s young heart to the point I was wondering if the author was brow beating that fact into Gabe or the reader. I didn’t mind the romantic mushy stuff since a lot of it was actually really sweet. I was slowing getting bummed out as the story progressed because everything after the car chase scene was pretty anticlimactic even with the near run ins with the bad guys. I am wondering if my first reaction to this book is because I started with book 3 instead of book 1 and so I have decided that I am going to obtain the first 2 books in the series and go from there, maybe it will change my thoughts on Gabe’s Second Chance.
Book Cover Rating
The cover definitely stands out. I am wondering is it needs a heat rating too because it is hotter than the bedroom scenes in the story itself.
Book Blurb Rating
The blurb needs a little editing but is well written. The blurb sold me on thinking about purchasing Gabe’s Second Chance but it was the teaser that sold me on actually buying the book.
Gabriel Wilson made a big mistake in his youth. He left his girlfriend, Karissa, behind to find adventure in the military and therefore lost the only woman he loved. Karissa Sutthers was heartbroken when Gabe broke up with her suddenly, so she left town to make a fresh start without the man she loved.
Years later Karissa is back in Appledale to stay, but she doesn’t want anything to do with the man who broke her heart. But Gabe is no fool. Karissa is the only woman he has ever loved, and he is willing to do anything to get her back, for good this time. The problem is she comes home and steps right in the middle of a drug-smuggling ring. Along with his friends and coworkers and the residents of Appledale, he plans to save Karissa and convince her he is serious about loving her while keeping Appledale the safe town they all love.