When Stella Jo Chandler gets an offer to work at the Second Chance Ranch celebrity rehab facility right after graduating from Texas A&M, she’s tempted to turn it down. She wants to help real people with real problems, not spoiled celebrities going on vacation for publicity. But growing up on her family’s ranch left her with a love of horses that draws her to the opportunity. How bad can babysitting a bunch of strung out celebrities be?
What she didn’t count on was being roped into a tangled mess with infamous rocker and three-time rehab drop out Van Ransom on her first day. And she sure didn’t expect to feel the overwhelming attraction that pulls her to the man who has more issues than she can count on both hands. Like the hotel rooms and tour buses he’s famous for trashing, the havoc he could wreak on Stella’s heart would be irreparable.
Van isn’t at Second Chance for publicity or because he’s suffering from “exhaustion”. He’s on the brink of destruction, and he needs the kind of help Stella isn’t sure she can give. But without her, he'll lose everything. Because he’s on his last second chance.
4.5 - 5 Stars
I will start right off by saying that I am a huge Caisey Quinn fan. HUGE. I will read anything this lady writes. So to say I was excited to read this book would be an understatement. And the funny part? I had no idea what this book was even about. Yes. I'm THAT much of a fan. I love her writing style and she always manages to captivate my full attention throughout the entire story line. And it was no different with Last Second Chance.
"Do you think everyone deserves a second chance?"
Second chances in life are not always the easiest ones to stomach or the easiest paths to follow...and not everyone gets them. Van Ransom was in a very sticky situation. Rehab or kiss goodbye to his music career. He was NOT happy about this, but he chose to man up and face his dark reality.
Stella Jo never expected to have her life change -- hell, START -- at a job she wasn't even sure she really wanted. Fresh out of college, she was still nursing some wounds from her past and present-ish. But working at a ranch with horses sounded a lot better than going back home to her parents. So she accepted the offer.
"He was broken beyond repair, and Stella Jo Chandler was empty inside."
Upon meeting, quite literally, the chemistry between Van and Stella Jo was beyond evident. The sexual tension was immediately sparked. I could feel it. They clicked. But as always, it couldn't be that easy, now could it? They couldn't just fall in love without any repercussion. Especially when Van's past and Stella's job requirements had a lot of influence on their situation. So no, they didn't have it smooth and easy, but they sure made things HOT....steamy, hot, and oh, so passionate.
As they spent more and more time together, you could see them completing each other. Making each other change for the better...improving their harsh realities together. I was in love with Van and Stella Jo as a couple. To me, they truly did belong together. They faced the bumps in their road together and THAT made me a very happy reader.
Towards the end, I kind of freaked out because I thought it was going to end in a cliffhanger, but THANK YOU BABY JESUS, it did NOT. In fact, this was book one in a series of standalone novels. So YAY! The ending was very much a happy and blissful one, and I loved it. Seeing Van and Stella's journey come full circle, seeing them finally get what they yearned for, was a joy to read.
If you're in the mood for a heartfelt and steamy story, go one-click Last Second Chance now. I truly recommend it.
About the author:
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at www.caiseyquinnwrites.com .
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