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The bad decisions of our youth...
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2019
I wasn't sure how I would go with reading The Last Second Chance. Was the how and why of Jax's abandonment going to satisfy me enough to believe in their love story? Did Jax leave Joey just to seek fame and fortune? Should Joey be left alone because she says she's content on her own and her horses make her happy? Like Joey's concerns, how was Jax going to convince me that he's staying for good this time? Well, the truth is in the 4-star rating. I'm convinced that Jax WAS a dinglebat...but I'm also convinced that he learnt his lesson and knows where his heart is at.
Jax and Joey are completely lovable and from the start, I knew they were meant for each other. But, I also know that Jax hurt Joey and won't tell her why. How am I supposed to forgive him...I mean...How is Joey supposed to forgive him? It was going to have to be a really good reason to convince me...I mean Joey, that those eight years apart were necessary.
I completely understood Joey's hesitation in giving Jax a second chance. There was an undeniable spark that hasn't dimmed from when they were teenagers. Joey is not willing to risk her heart again, but she can't deny her body still yearns for his touch. Jax wants Joey's body...but he wants her heart more. It's going to take a lot of grovelling, plenty of sweet words, and a few big gestures to win Joey's heart again.
Lucy Score does a wonderful job of convincing me that Jax is worth taking a risk on and Joey will really only be happy with Jax by her side. This story is sweet, sexy and at times very funny which balanced out my frustration, confusion and sadness. I knew that is was going to be rough at times, but it was never too rough or heartbreaking.
This series is quickly becoming a favourite. I love these imperfect characters who just want to love and be loved warts and all. Their town is quirky and full of funny and very original characters. Jax and Joey's family are exactly what a family should be...loyal but annoying. I admit that I'm always reading this series hungry as food is mentioned quite a lot. I want Joey's recipes...to give hubby. ;-)
Sorry, this review is a little bit rambly. I'm a wee bit tired but I was determined to not go to bed until I'd got my thoughts down. If you love a good small-town romance, I highly recommend giving this series a go. Lucy Score writes funny, heartwarming and original stories that always leave me satisfied.