Monday, August 26, 2019

Showcase August '19 Harlequin Special Edition series - Review Their Last Second Chance by Shirley Jump

Welcome to the August Harlequin Special Edition Showcase plus a review of Shirley Jump's Their Last Second Chance.

A Baby Between Friends
by Kathy Douglass
Miniseries: Sweet Briar Sweethearts
On Sale: Jul 15, 2019

They pretended to be lovers.

But there’s nothing make-believe about the baby on the way.

When Joni Danielson recruits her best friend, Sweet Briar mayor Lex Devlin, to be her fake boyfriend for a wedding, it’s a no-brainer. But their staged kisses lead to real passion—and heartbreak when Lex pulls away. Now Joni’s in a bigger bind: she’s pregnant. Can she and Lex once again fake it till they make it—to a real relationship?

Kathy's website

His Unexpected Twins
by Carrie Nichols
Miniseries: Small-Town Sweethearts (Book #3)
On Sale: Jul 15, 2019

Twins on the way change everything!

Firefighter Liam McBride is back in Loon Lake for the summer. Ellie Harding, his sister’s childhood friend—and cancer survivor—is perfectly willing to shelve her dreams of a forever family while they have a fling. But then they find out she’s pregnant—with twins! Are they on the path toward happiness? Or a collision course toward heartbreak?

Carrie's website

One Night with the Cowboy
by Brenda Harlen
Miniseries: Match Made in Haven
On Sale: Jul 15, 2019

No need for a shotgun wedding this time.

They’re still married!

An impromptu trip to Vegas brings Brielle Channing face-to-face with her ex-husband. Except Caleb Gilmore has some news—the handsome cowboy never signed those divorce papers years ago. Still husband and wife, they rekindle their undying spark and receive the ultimate surprise. But is a baby on the way enough to keep them together when their families are wanting to tear them apart once again?
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Rust Creek Falls Cinderella
by Melissa Senate
Miniseries: Montana Mavericks: Six Brides for Six Brothers
On Sale: Jul 15, 2019


From her post in the kitchen at Maverick Manor, chef Lily Hunt feels like anything but a princess. But when lanky rancher Xander Crawford lopes into the restaurant, Lily suddenly finds herself wishing she had a magic wand. The wealthy cowboy loves her cooking but sees her as just a friend, until a makeover makes him appreciate her womanly side. Lily, however, wants a prince who loves her inside and out…

Melissa's website

Their Inherited Triplets
by Cathy Gillen Thacker
Miniseries: Texas Legends: The McCabes
On Sale: Jul 15, 2019

Can three baby boys give this couple a second chance?

Lulu McCabe’s secret elopement with Sam Kirkland ended before it even began. Now she has the chance to bring security and joy into the lives of three orphaned boys. As the triplets’ legal guardian, Sam makes Lulu an unexpected proposal. With passion inevitably reigniting, will their past sabotage this family in the making? Or are Lulu and her cowboy ready to commit to the future—and renew their love now and forever?

Cathy's website

Their Last Second Chance

by Shirley Jump
Miniseries: The Stone Gap Inn
On Sale: Jul 15, 2019

Will old secrets jeopardize their new start?

Nobody in Stone Gap knows that Melanie Cooper’s perfect life is a lie. But the struggling journalist isn’t the only one keeping secrets. A decade ago, Harris McCarthy broke Melanie’s heart. Now her high school sweetheart is the town hero whose story could jump-start her career—a story Harris doesn’t want told. Will Melanie’s chance for redemption cost her a future with the man she never stopped loving?

Shirley's website

My Review:

Their Last Second Chance
Shirley Jump
Stone Gap Inn series

Shirley Jump takes readers back to laid back Stone Gap NC with a story that shows how a lifetime of lying almost prevents a much deserved second chance at a Happy Ever After.

Second chance romances are one of my favorites because of all the history there is between the stars and Their Last Second Chance hits all the marks for being a good one, and Shirley has a fantastic way of bringing the reader right into the story. The couple is likeable and genuine and although readers may want to throw something at each of them several times during the story they pull at heartstrings. The setting is fantastic, small town, with busybody secondary characters and getting a good dose of series character catch ups. But the real stand out in this story is the complicated family drama, sisters and mothers and daughters, complicated and real. Perfect for that late summer read!

Abby Cooper is in this bucolic NC town for her big sister’s wedding carrying a lot of baggage and not of the luggage variety. She just needs to get through this couple of weeks without anyone finding out that her perfect life and marriage is really a house of cards that came falling down. And to add to the drama the boy who broke her heart into pieces is in town all grown up and sexy as all get out.

Making restitution for the wrongs he’s caused and lives he’s ruined has become Harris McCarthy’s reason to live and he’s happy to help this latest family as long as the fact that he’s the benefactor stays on the down low. But when his first love who’s now big time journalist comes to town he’s got double worries; how to keep her from scooping this story and how to keep his heart safe from her a second time.

That's it for now but be sure and stop by next month for six more down home swoon worthy novels!


  1. Thanks for showcasing all of these and I agree, second chance romances are some of my favorites as well!

  2. These are all new to me and they sound wonderful!

    1. The HQN SE series are all a little slice of heaven Jenea :)

  3. I like second chance romances as well. Small town romances are good and when the two are twisted together that's even better.

  4. I haven't read Shirley Jump in forever. Need to get on that. :)

  5. Their Last Second Chance does sound very good and second chances - all for them!

  6. I love thew second chance at love trope, and this one sounds wonderful. Whenever a story pulls at my heartstrings, I consider it a win! Wonderful Review Debbie!