Thursday, January 16, 2014

Second Chances

I became a Melanie Jacobson fan in the first few pages of the first chapter of The List. It was witty, funny, and very believable/relevant to YSA life in the LDS church.

In short, I love the way she writes! She is my kind of girl!

So, I was more than thrilled to finally get my hands on Second Chances and devour every juicy word on the page. I feasted and let the words drip off my chin and didn't even worry about grabbing a napkin to clean up the RomCom mess of awesomeness it made all over my Nook.

I loved how we already know the main character, well, at least a little. Louisa is the younger cousin of Ashley from The List and we hear a little about Ashley and Matt's life 'off page'. This story takes place after The List.

Love the concept of the Mormon Bachelor idea that she ran with and thoroughly researched by speaking directly to those responsible for creating and producing the show. I've never seen it. We don't get BYU TV on our cable out here on the East Coast. Well, at least not my neck of the woods, anyways.

For that matter, I've never even seen The Bachelor TV series.

I like this clean concept better than women who are willing to give sex to the Bachelor just to win a rose and a ring.

What a tangled mess Louisa ends up in when her Bachelor lands himself a girlfriend just before filming begins and she has to call up her ex-boyfriend/star actor Nick to take over. Total, complete, run away train disaster and yes, I enjoyed watching to see if the train would wreck or if they'd surf off into the sunset.

I won't ruin it for you. I don't like spoilers. That's not fun for any of us.

Fun story, well told, and pulls all the heartstrings the right way at the right time. Sigh. High class romance.

If all of us clean romance girls could be so blessed.

This is LDS clean romance at some of its best.

I think there are less than a handful of kisses. PG.

Both these books are set in Huntington Beach, CA. I wonder if that is a home town of Ms. Jacobson. Anyone know? Either way, love the location!

Read on!

After walking out of a thankless job at a prestigious marketing firm, feisty California entrepreneur Louisa Gibson is going into business for herself. Lou’s pioneering venture, The Mormon Bachelor, is a reality dating web series sure to be fabulous advertising for her new marketing firm. And as a bonus, she can solve a problem close to home: while Huntington Beach is crawling with eligible, sun-bronzed Saints, they’ve forgotten the vital skill of dating. Lou hopes the reality show will finally inspire this group of hangout enthusiasts to pair off. But shortly before filming begins, the unthinkable happens—Trentyn, a.k.a. The Bachelor, gets a girlfriend. And Lou needs a new leading man—fast. Enter Nick, Lou’s devastatingly handsome ex-boyfriend. He’s the stereotypical actor: shallow, self-serving . . . and perfect for the job. A whirlwind of dating ensues, with Nick at the center of it all. Things are going according to plan—that is, until Lou is forced to step in as a substitute bachelorette, becoming an unwitting cast member on her own show. Despite Nick’s attempts to reestablish their friendship and the growing spark between them, Lou is determined to keep her distance. The show must go on—but what’s a girl to do when the Mr. Wrong of the past just may be the Mr. Right of the future?

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