Monday, February 18, 2013

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Second Chance Romance by Sophie Monroe

Second Chance Romance
By Sophie Monroe
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Julia Kline, known by her friends as Jules, had a rough time growing up with a dad that travelled constantly and a mom that was anything but a mother.
When she’s six she meets her new neighbor Noah Sinclair. The pair quickly become best friends. He looks after her and when they're teenagers their relationship turns romantic. They didn’t account for Jules’ malicious mother stepping in and tearing them apart. Leaving Jules broken hearted.

Present Day:
Jules is going for her master's degree and working as exotic dancer at a high-end gentleman’s club to pay for it. She lives with her best friend from boarding school Ellie, who’s also a dancer. When her boss informs them that the club has been rented out for a bachelor party she thinks it will be just like any other night until she walks out on stage and sees Noah Sinclair. The boy that broke his promises and her heart. To make things worse he’s the bachelor. He tries to get her to talk to him but she’s stronger now and blows him off. But he wants answers too. Throw in a crazy fiancĂ©, a couple of hilarious best friends and enjoy the ride. Will Noah and Jules get their second chance or will the past decide the future?
My Review (5 Stars!):

Second Chance Romance is a love story about, as you may have guessed it, a second chance at romance. I really do appreciate a book title that doesn't leave you guessing or confused.
The prologue provides us with just the right amount back story to understand the relationship between the two main characters. Julia Kline (Jules) and Noah Sinclair met as young children. They became instant best friends.
Their friendship evolved into more during their teenage years. They were inseparable until Jules mother forces her to move away with her to New York.
The night before Jules has to leave, Jules and Noah give themselves to each other completely for the first time. They vow to never lose contact despite the distance between them, but ill-fated circumstances make that promise impossible to keep, leaving them both confused and heatbroken.
Jules wench of a mother is selfish, hateful and vindictive. She's determined to intervene in their relationship, making sure they never see or speak to each other again. She is a dispicale mother who depises her child and wants to make that suffer, just as she feels like Jules has made her suffer.
What happens next is atrocious, but I will not be spilling the beans in this review. You'll have to read and discover the juicy details for yourself, but trust me it's horrible. It causes a lot of pain and scarring that will never completely fade.
Ten years later...a beautifully broken and damaged Jules is making her way through life. Doing what she has to, to survive on her own. A chance encounter with a ghost from her past, brings her to a screeching halt...
Re-enters Noah Sinclair, her Noah. As emotions flood Jules, she wants nothing more than to run, to get far away from him. The guy she loved and trusted more than anyone in this world; the guy who lied to her and who broke her heart in to so many pieces it is permantley damaged (or so she thought).
They have tried for ten years to forget each other, but it's impossible to forget your soul mate, which becomes evident to them as soon as their eyes meet. All the pain and heartache is still there, but isn't enough to keep them from wanting and needing each other. As they reconnect they learn being apart was not what either of them wanted. Their disconnect was created by the hands of someone else, Abigail Kline.

Throughout the story, Jules and Noah's love endures many tests. In the end their true undying love prevails. Second Chance Romance is a roller coaster of emotions. The story line is intriguing, keeping you wanting more. The characters are realistic and likable(likable, minus two evil wenches), although they are a crucial part of Jules & Noah's story. It's an easy read that flows nicely. I truly loved this book from beginning to end. Sophie did a wonderful job of giving us, the readers, just the right amount of back story and future story in the prologue and epilogue. The epilogue is fantastic. For me as a reader, it's important to know what comes of the struggles that the characters were faced with. I need that closure in a stand alone book or I need a sequel soon after to complete the story. Second Chance Romance provides me with just the perfect closure.

About the Author:

Sophie Monroe is a New Jersey native just starting out her writing adventure. She has always been a night owl with a creative side. Her books often reflect her sense of humor and sarcasm.
She tries to communicate on the fact that “life’s too short” in her stories. Bad things happen in life it’s inevitable, but pick yourself up and dust yourself off and move forward. Nothing can hold you down, unless you choose to let it.
She also loves to incorporate meaningful quotes that she hopes will inspire her readers (or at least give them a good laugh.)

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