A Second Chance

Deanie has accompanied her best friend to dinner at a favorite restaurant in town, when her best friend discovers that her husband is dining with his secretary. Deanie then finds herself comforting her friend and they both escape into the ladies room to discuss a plan of action for the evening. Precisely as they are finishing their discussion in the bathroom, an older lady exits one of the stalls and asks Deanie a strange question, “If you had another chance at love, would you want it”. When Deanie says “yes”, she wakes up in a bed, in Regency England, in the body of a twenty-four-year-old beauty, and discovers she is the wife of a viscount who happens to be staring at her with confusion in his eyes.

Reece Rayborne is a man who is too good to be true. Even after the many affairs his wife has had, he continues to crave her and the warmth they once had when they were first married. Upon the summons of his father in law, Reece returns to his estranged wife’s home in England upon hearing that she has been thrown from a moving carriage by an angry lover. Knowing that he is watching his wife slowly pass away from her injuries, Reece finds himself sad for the woman he used to know while at the same time despising the cruel adulteress laying in front of him.

Equally surprised by her sudden turn for the better, Reece stares at Deanie, not understanding his estranged wife’s new attitude as well as changes in her personality. She is almost like a new stranger to him, but one that he is still extremely attracted to physically. Will Reece and Deanie have their Second Chance at love, or will they both run away from the new experiences that await them? Make sure you have a lot of time to read this one as you will not want to put it down until the very last page. Great Read!


Book Blurb for A Second Chance

After divorcing her unfaithful husband, forty-five-year-old Deanie Johnson is ready for whatever life has to throw at her. When she meets a frizzy-haired old woman who asks her if she wants another chance at love, she says yes…and wakes up in Regency England in the body of a twenty-four-year-old beauty, and discovers she is married to a gorgeous viscount—who absolutely despises her.

Reece Rayborne cannot believe the changes in his wife since her miraculous recovery. The adulterous, cruel woman the ton nicknamed “The Ice Princess” is anything but cold. In fact, he is soon falling victim to her charms once again. Even though she is now the wife he always longed for, he can’t bring himself to risk having his heart broken a second time by the same woman.

Publisher’s Note: Originally available in the Chances Are anthology.


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2010 4.75