Saturday, October 23, 2010
Second Chances by Lauren Dane
Ten years ago, Rori Simon left town shy, unattractive and with zero self-esteem. Now she's back, older, stronger and finally loving herself—and it shows. Hot men are soon knocking at her door, including Jude Callahan, the bad boy who starred in her teenage daydreams...and her adult fantasies. Jude can't believe the sexy, confident woman before him is actually Rori! She's gotten under his skin like no other woman has...and she brings out secret desires he can't resist. He wants to dominate Rori with every fiber of his being. Wants to own her and pleasure her. To cherish her as he makes her his. Rori discovers she likes being controlled. She also knows Jude is not a one-woman man. Everything changes when she meets Zach Helm. Edgy, sensual Zach knows just what she needs, and before long, she's in love. Jude watches them together and wonders if he's lost his chance forever... Previously published, newly revised by author.
I have always been a fan of Lauren Dane and I read this book when it first came out. I enjoyed it then and with the new revisions, I enjoyed it even more the second time around. Rori is a character that is very easy to relate too. I would love to have her as a friend as she is very warm and loving. Jude is just luscious but then I have always been drawn to the bad boy. But Zach...now that is a man that I would love to meet and keep. Actually all the characters are so well done that I could imagine having them all over for dinner one night.
Ms. Dane tends to write rather steamy romances and this one is no exception to the rule. There is a lot of D/s in the novel but not so hardcore as to make most people uncomfortable. What comes through clearly is the love between Rori and Zach. I rate this book a 3.9.