By: Beverley Hollowed
Reviewed by M.Leigh
4 out of 5 stars
No nonsense mechanic, Ally Brody is a ‘one chance only’ kind of girl. When she catches her boyfriend, of two years, cheating with his assistant on a surprise visit to his office, there will be No Second Chances.
Determined not to fall for the wrong kind of man again, she comes face to face with Cole Thomas. He is gorgeous, charming, rich and everything Ally swore she should stay away from.
Cole wants Ally and he will stop at nothing until he gets what he desires. Bit by bit he breaks through her barriers and takes her on a journey of love and sexual awakenings. Will her obsessed ex, who refuses to accept it’s over, or a secret Cole himself is hiding, destroy their relationship before it even gets started?
Can Ally break her own rule and explore the possibility that Cole just might be the one worthy of a Second Chance?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~M. Leigh’s Thoughts~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Another beautifully written book by the talented, Beverley Hollowed. After reading Forever and Always (one of my favorite books now) I was beyond excited to have the opportunity to read the ARC of No Second Chances.
Ally has a scarred past from her pathetic-excuse-of-a-father and her lowlife, cheating, scumbag of an ex-boyfriend. These 2 things combines leaves Ally with a broken heart and no faith or trust in the male-species. Being a female mechanic and having to be scoffed at and looked down on by male customers only adds fuel to her “no-more-men” fire. Ally becomes a very self-sufficient, independent, no-nonsense, mess-with-me-at-your-own-life’s-risk kind of gal that doesn’t need someone to coddler and look after her…sure, it would be nice, but she’s not interested in that life anymore.
Enter Cole…… tall, dark, rich, arrogant, self-assured, smokin’ hot, I-am-the-$h!t-and-I-know-it, walking sex god of a man. Ally immediately knows he’s trouble waiting to happen from the very first second their eyes meet, so she vows to keep her distance….only we all know that’s not going to happen, and THANK GOD it didn’t.
Cole Thomas may have made a less than stellar first impression on Ally, but after realizing what an idiot he was and that sweet Ally is not your typical gold-digging, needy woman, he does everything he can to make her realize he is sorry, for he cannot get her off of his mind and this is very unusual for said bachelor. Once he makes Ally see that he is truly sorry, he become the man every woman fantasizes about…the kind of man that knows how to win the heart, mind, body and soul inside and outside of the bedroom.
Ally is faced with some scary situations having to do with her ex, but Cole, being the man he is, sees her through everything in the best way he possibly can and helps Ally to realize that he truly does care for and love her, and maybe, just maybe, there is a chance at this “happily ever after” stuff she’s heard about. But deep down she still has this nagging feeling that Cole is too good to be true and is hiding something from her. Is her gut feeling right? Has this all just been yet another circumstance of life to build up her hopes and dreams only to have them ripped from her again………..??? I’m not telling You’ll have to read the book to find out. But trust me, once you read it, you’ll be anxiously awaiting book #2!