Second Chances by Melanie Jacobson

April 3, 2013 | 7 Comments

After walking out of a thankless job at a prestigious marketing firm, feisty California entrepreneur Louisa Gibson is going into business for herself. Lou’s pioneering venture, The Mormon Bachelor, is a reality dating web series sure to be fabulous advertising for her new marketing firm. And as a bonus, she can solve a problem close to home: while Huntington Beach is crawling with eligible, sun-bronzed Saints, they’ve forgotten the vital skill of dating. Lou hopes the reality show will finally inspire this group of hangout enthusiasts to pair off. But shortly before filming begins, the unthinkable happens—Trentyn, a.k.a. The Bachelor, gets a girlfriend. And Lou needs a new leading man—fast.

Enter Nick, Lou’s devastatingly handsome ex-boy- friend. He’s the stereotypical actor: shallow, self-serving . . . and perfect for the job. A whirlwind of dating ensues, with Nick at the center of it all. Things are going according to plan—that is, until Lou is forced to step in as a substitute bachelorette, becoming an unwitting cast member on her own show. Despite Nick’s attempts to reestablish their friendship and the growing spark between them, Lou is determined to keep her distance. The show must go on—but what’s a girl to do when the Mr. Wrong of the past just may be the Mr. Right of the future?

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Title: Second Chances

Author: Melanie Jacobson

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: March 1, 2013

ISBN: 978-1621083443

Size: 272 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

7 responses to “Second Chances by Melanie Jacobson

  1. Emily F

    Love this book – such a sweet and fun read! Melanie Jacobson is a FANTASTIC author!! I can’t wait to see more of her books!

  2. This book was a very FUN read!
    Melanie Jacobson is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors…
    Her books never disappoint me!
    Light-hearted fun, tender feelings, romance-in-the-air…
    It’s all there!

  3. I really liked this, but I knew I would. I’ve read all the others by this author, so I’m familiar with her style, and I’m never disappointed.
    It starts out light and funny, but there’s always a lesson to be learned.
    In Second Chances, Nick and Louisa reconnect three years after breaking up. You can tell they’re hesitant in the beginning, but you can also tell there is something there. I liked the way their relationship develops, and especially the way Louisa grows as a character. Nick is awesome, enough said. 😉
    I found the ending kind of abrupt. I really wish there was an epilogue- it wouldn’t have to wrap up everything neatly, but it would certainly make that end seem more satisfying and less rushed.
    If you like Melanie Jacobson, go get it. If you haven’t read any of her other books, you can’t go wrong with this one.

  4. This may be my favorite book from Ms. Jacobson. I really enjoyed this one, I thought the premise was cute and the characters were likable. I like that it was based on a real-life LDS dating site. I still need to check it out, it’d be fun to see how they pull off these dates. If you like the TV show (or even if you don’t) I think you’ll really enjoy this one.

  5. Gayle Humpherys

    Another fun story from Melanie Jacobson! I didn’t realize at first that this had ties to “The List,” so it was fun to revisit some of those characters.

  6. Brianne

    I loved this book! It was a fun book and I have really enjoyed all the books by Melanie Jacobson. I’m excited to read more from her!

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