Second Chance Romance Book Recommendations
Updated: Apr 22
We all deserve a second chance at love, right? As the writer of romance novels (and as a woman!), my answer is a firm, “Heck, yes!” I wrote recently about second chance romance movies and how many that hit the box office feature first love. While the rush of first love is appealing, especially to teens and twenty-somethings (both of which I'm definitely not!), I find myself less than enamoured with the romantic idealism of the love at first sight trope. Instead, the genre of second chance romance holds more appeal as I sink into a bath of bubbles and well deserved me time.
Perhaps its cliché for a romance author, but I do believe it’s never too late for love… As Joan Wilder said when her editor accused her of being a hopeless romantic in Romancing the Stone, "I'm hopeful. A hopeful romantic." And it is this hope that has prompted me to write two second chance romance books.
For me, second chance romance means LOVE, not just romance. Real, deep, emotional love (oh, and passion, of course!). The stuff life and fairy tales should both be made of...
The Guardians’ Trust: Catrin is a story of his second chance at love. A single dad of two young children, Aled finds himself in a reluctant marriage, scared to trust that his heart won’t get broken again. (Here's a link to an excerpt 😉.) NOTE: although in a series this is a complete stand alone novel - all of them are.
Some women are born identical - one in the human world, one in the jungle of the Other Realm. It is their fate to change places. In book six of The Guardians’ Trust series, Catrin embraces her future with the man born for her…
GUILT AND FORGIVENESS
Suffering from survivor’s guilt, Catrin leaves a war half fought to join the Guardians – and gains a ready-made family. A warrior bent on revenge, she never expected to become a mother. To find peace, Catrin must forgive herself for surviving. Can she learn to love the woman she has become... and her arranged husband?
LOVE AND TRUST
Divorced father of two, Aled hadn’t planned to marry again, but Catrin’s arrival forces him to face up to his painful past. For them to be a family, Aled must open his heart and learn to trust again.
Christmas Together is a story about their second chance romance. In this friends to lovers Christmas themed contemporary romance, two doctors get together at Christmas after their first shot at love ended badly. You’ve got to love a medical romance… especially when set during the festive season! (Here's a link to an excerpt 😘.)
Doctors working at the same hospital, Grace and Dylan are best friends… until he kisses her.
Dr. Dylan Gray hopes to move his relationship with Grace from friends to lovers, but after one kiss, she pushes him firmly back into the friend zone and follows an American soldier overseas.
It takes Dr. Grace Phillips only a few months to realize that turning Dylan down is the biggest mistake of her life. Now she’s back, single, and hoping he’ll give her a second chance.
After a passionate night, their relationship finally seems to have a future… and then Grace makes a Christmas Eve discovery that will change everything.
Is their romance over before it’s begun, or can they find a way to move forward together?