Feather Stone’s Review:
What a thrill to be the first to post a review of Second Chances. I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this novel. This is an unbiased and honest review.
Phoenix Rainez is an author I recently discovered. I have a feeling that her writing career is about to take off to become a sensational author. Over the past year I have followed her journey in writing Second Chances. What impressed me is that she ensured the manuscript was thoroughly edited. Phoenix Rainez has the drive and character to produce only the very best.
About Second Chances – I don’t regurgitate the plot in my reviews (sorry). Suffice to say that Second Chances takes the reader on a journey of two people as they navigate their emotions during their personal journeys, and during a relationship charged with romance and ‘snakes’. It’s a story of betrayal and despair. It’s a story how one can fall into a deadly pit with no way out, unless they find the courage to transform themselves, becoming what they thought was impossible.
The book cover. Amazing. It is impossible to just glance at this book cover. Immediately, a reader wants to pick it up, get a closer look. It shouts intrigue and romance.
As I fell into the plot of Second Chances, my first reaction was that this is a sweet romance story. Then Phoenix Rainez turned up the heat – a lot. Oh my! I was hooked. As the plot moved on, I felt the darkening the mood. As the crisis enveloped me, I went without sleep to get to the last chapter. I had to. The characters had become so endearing, so real, that I needed to know how the hell they were going to resolve their troubles. Then Phoenix turned out the lights. OMG! Survival became paramount.
Loyalty, passion, honesty, betrayal, abandonment, cruelty, love, grief, joy, intimacy, loss are some of Second Chances key words that come to mind. The best key word, though, is ‘shock.’ Shock as a feeling expressed by the characters; and shock I felt as I turned each page. Shock, then despair or delight. My emotions were on a roller coaster in every chapter.
I truly loved this book. I give five stars for novels that have great characters and have a plot that keeps me reading in one sitting. Second Chances has all this. Phoenix’s skill as a writer provided me with great descriptions of scenes. I felt the depth of the characters’ emotions. I held the heroine in my arms as she wept; I charged at the man causing her such pain. I was there.
Was there anything that could have been better? Not much. The quick changes in point of view made me a bit dizzy at times, but not enough to lessen my enjoyment of the story.
Thank you, Phoenix, for the honor letting me read a free ARC of Second Chances.
About the Author
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