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'Tis the Season Review: Second Chance Christmas by Ellen Butler


Second Chance Christmas



Ellen Butler



Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance Novella
Publisher: Entangled
Date of Publication: November 25, 2013
Number of pages: 86
Cover Artist: LJ Anderson




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He'll take any chance to win her back...

Prominent DC attorney Emma Taylor is pulled away from a promising date the week before Christmas to pick up her ex-fiance from the ER after a bar fight. She's in no mood to re-open old wounds, but it’s Christmas and she can’t just leave him alone and injured.

Eight hundred eighty-four days. That’s how much time has passed since Major Colton Evans made the biggest mistake of his life. Even after two tours of duty and too much shrapnel in his leg, it’s still the loss of Emma that haunts him. And if he can win her back, he’ll take any chance.

When she insists he stay with her during the holiday, they put out enough sexual electricity to rival the most decorated house on the block. But will it be enough to light the way to a future together?

Previously released on Entangled’s Flirt imprint - November 2013.

Second Chance Christmas is a novella that lives up to it's name. Okay, yes, the cover is what completely caught my eye at first, but then I read the title. Christmas is the ultimate time to believe in miracles, forgiveness and good will toward men. Then I had a bit of name recognition on the author, and I decided that this was one that I would have to pick up.

The bulk of the book is just Emma and Colton. They were engaged years before and broke up when Colton didn't tell Emma about plans for him to relocate and deploy until the last minute. As an up and coming attorney in her firm, she didn't want to walk away from everything she had worked hard for, when Colton wasn't even going to be there anyway. Cue bitter break up.

Now it's almost 2 1/2 years later, and they are in different places in their lives, both career and maturity wise.  But they both have to be willing to be open and honest with each other, if they want another shot at making it. Colton was ready, now can he convince Emma?

Second chance romances work really well as novellas, because all the history can be boiled down and just allow for the story to pick up with much of the work already done. With Christmas being a natural time for second chances, this story just worked. I enjoyed every bit of it and gave it 4 stars.

Thanks to Netgalley and Entangled for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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