Dec 052012
 
Review: Second Chance GrillSecond Chance Grill (Liberty #2) by Christine Nolfi
Published by Self published on Oct 30, 2012
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC from Author
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

An unforgettable tale of love, loss and second chances.

Second Chance Grill is the prequel to Treasure Me, 2012 Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist, which The Midwest Book Review calls “A riveting read for those who enjoy adventure fiction, highly recommended.”

Dr. Mary Chance needs a sabbatical from medicine to grieve the loss of her closest friend. But when she inherits a struggling restaurant in Liberty, Ohio she isn’t prepared for Blossom Perini. Mary can’t resist falling for the precocious preteen—or the girl’s father. The bond they forge will transform all their lives and set in motion an outpouring of love that spreads across America.

Welcome back to Liberty, where the women surrounding the town’s only restaurant are as charming as they are eccentric.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book needs to come with a big warning label: “Caution! You will bawl your eyes out! And swoon over the sweetness!” I did both. Not at the same time, but there is definitely a huge amount of emotion within the story, moving from sad to funny to sexy, over and over. This is the type of book you read in private, unless you want people to ask why you are crying, or why you are smiling and blushing.

There is a lot more sadness than I expected, with death, abandonment, illness, self-doubt, and guilt all making appearances. Yet it is balanced by love and second chances and sweetness, as well as some good nature troublemaking.

The story is really about the characters. They came to life and drew you into their world. Blossom is a spirited troublemaker. Her character really captured a 12 year old girl, at times mischievous child and a grown women other times.

Anthony is a sweet, sexy, fairy tale type hero. A good man who has always embraced life and his obligations, he’s a swoon-worthy character that made the story.

Overall, this was a great emotional read. It is sexy, yet stays fairly clean, so it would make a great gift. If you love books that make you both laugh and cry, this is definitely a story for you.

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