Title:Second Chance for Love
Series: Massey,TX, 5
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Mercy Jenkins is a free woman, at last! Never again will she enter into a relationship without thinking it through. Never again will she be swept off her feet without some way to anchor herself firmly. Never again will she let a man have control over her heart. She really should have known better...
Brant Carver is home for a holiday, not by choice. Going out for a night on the town with his brother is exactly what he needs to help him forget why he’s on vacation. Not once did he figure that he’d end up waking in Mercy’s bed, or forgetting how he got there.
Mercy made a choice to be upfront with Brant about the consequences of their one and only night together. What comes next proves they both have a second chance at love.
Second Chance for Love by April Zyon is fifth in the Massey, TX series. This story can be read as a standalone. I really enjoyed meeting Mercy. She was a lot of fun even as she found herself in a situation that is scary, not only because she ends up in the family way but because she doesn’t recall how it happened. I loved that even as Brant struggles with his missing memories he doesn’t blame or question Mercy’s integrity. I found myself laughing atMs. Zyon’s characterization of Mrs. Carver, even as I nodded in agreement of the velvet glove in which she ruled the Carver family. I loved that Brant was not afraid to admit that even though he loved his momma he was just a bit fearful. I loved that he respected both his mother and Mercy. He was struggling to accept that politics could be the kiss of death to his hard work even as he found himself falling in love. And Mercy fit Brant. She is a strong female character who is willing to show a vulnerable side. She is ready, willing and able to handle the situation she has found herself in but she still does the right thing. And by doing that, she gains more than she ever anticipated. I loved how Ms. Zyon weaves a tale that focuses on the love first. Her characters always seem to have an old fashioned courtship even as she brings the heat. I enjoy that Ms. Zyon focuses on the simple things that make a relationship work. The relationships feel real even as the chemistry is off the charts hot. Brant and Mercy are not exception. This is a wonderfully well written story and worth the return visit to Massey, TX.
Four Twinkling Stars