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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Book Review - No Second Chances by Kate Evangelista

Book review
By Suze
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Natasha and Jackson used to be inseparable. Natasha thought he was her one true love, but then Jackson left without saying goodbye. He broke her heart. Jackson wanted to make it as a DJ, which is why he left Dodge Cove. He's successful at what he does, but there's no light and happiness in his life without Natasha. He regrets leaving everything he loved behind for the sake of his career and is going back to his hometown to make amends. However, Natasha doesn't want to spend any time with him. Will Jackson be able to make things right or has he gone too far to be allowed a second chance?
Natasha is a sweetheart. She's treating everyone with kindness and respect, until they hurt her. She's stubborn and doesn't want Jackson to approach her. He made her feel depressed and miserable and she isn't looking for a second round of utter devastation. Jackson made a selfish choice and I was sad for her because of how much she suffered. When Jackson realizes Natasha is much more important than fame and fortune it might be too late. I loved that he keeps trying to make things right and admits that he's been incredibly stupid. He clearly learned an important lesson, but at a terrible price, his heart. It's an amazing subject for a story and I read No Second Chances in one sitting because I couldn't wait to find out what would happen between Natasha and Jackson. It's obvious they still love each other, but is that enough?
Kate Evangelista has an easy flowing writing style. Her love stories are all interesting and unique, which is something I really like. Dodge Cove is a gorgeous setting and I enjoyed reading about it very much. I love how versatile Kate Evangelista's characters are. They have different character traits and they're a colorful group of people, but they have a few things in common as well, they love their hometown, they are incredibly talented and they have goals. I like that they are quite grownup for their age and that they have serious plans for the future. It's one of my favorite things about the Dodge Cove series. No Second Chances is another fantastic story about this fascinating setting. It's a terrific moving and romantic story and I highly recommend it.
No Second Chances is a great choice for readers who love romantic stories set in a wonderful small town.
About Kate Evangelista
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University – Manila with an Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full time and is based in the Philippines. To learn more about Kate, please visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @KateEvangelista

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One very lucky winner from the US or Canada will receive a print copy of No Second Chances.


  1. This sounds like a good story. I think I would have trouble giving a second chance, so it will be interesting to see how the situation plays out in the book.

  2. Great review! This sounds like a fun read and very well written. I love it when the setting really brings you into the story.

  3. This book sounds great. Thanks for the awesome review. I will have to check this one out.

  4. I enjoy second chance stories even though the title says there aren't any:) That makes me more curious.

  5. i don't think i would have been able to forgive him but the fact he does try to makes amends should at least count for something. looks like a good book if you read it in one sitting^^

  6. That will make a great Hallmark film.

  7. Natasha and Jackson sound compelling!


  8. I don't blame Natasha for being guarded toward Jackson.

  9. This is the kind of story that's on my reading menu all the time. I can't get enough of them. So thank you for pointing it out.

  10. sounds really good!


  11. Well I didn't give a few guys a second chance and I must have good sense about me. These guys all ended up cheating on their girlfriends and causing kaos in the relationships. I get feelings about certain people that tell me not to give them another try and I've been right more times than not. I'd still like to read this book and see what happens :)

  12. I like series that are set in the same town & each book focuses on a different couple.

  13. Aw, poor Natasha. Once bitten, twice shy, and all that.

  14. This sounds like a good book with strong characters. Thank you for sharing