Second Chance Christmas
by Alison Packard
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Pub Date 28 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 15 Dec 2022
Struggling actress Maddie Hart is home for the holidays in her small town and comes face-to-face with the last man she wants to see—the one she abandoned four years ago when she ran off to chase her dreams.
Police Sergeant Ben Ashford had an engagement ring in his pocket the night Maddie blindsided him. He doesn’t expect the gut punch of seeing her again or that she’d reignite feelings he’d thought long buried.
Ben's not about to get tangled up with a woman who’ll just run again, but Maddie has never stopped thinking about him. Can she trade the bright lights of Hollywood for the twinkling Christmas lights of her hometown and a second chance at love?
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This book is full of Christmas vibes! I loved both characters and the very festive small town. The families of the two main characters provide some tender moments and make this a truly heart-warming book.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book.
I really love this book, the people in there even though they are gossiping shamelessly, The characters! I loved both of them. It’s a small town with so many Christmas vibes.
Maddie is an actress but she barely makes it forward. Ben is a policeman who works under Maddie’s father. Maddie and Ben broke up four years ago so they are past history but when she came home for the Christmas they both realize that the feelings they had for each other are still in there. But certain events make them close again.
Love Love Love this!
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this book.
When Maddie goes home after 4 years she finally has to make peace with her past choices. This was a good read for the season. As Ben deals with his own disappointments he realizes he still loves Maddie. The story moved forward from the beginning with a gentle pace. I did have issues with some of the language and sexual content. Although it was closed door. I definitely would read more from this author.
When Maddie left town she broke Ben's heart. Now she's back and both of them find that they still feel the same for each other. Sweet second chance Christmas romance.
They remind me of hallmark movies. I really have to be in the right mood, or I get bored – but if I’m in the right mood its like stepping outside my mind and just let go. This one did just that for me.
Maddie is a struggling actress who’s come home to her small town for the holidays. On her way into town, she gets into a fender bender and her ex shows up as the sergeant on call – the same guy she abandoned four years ago. Little does she know that when she up and left he was going to propose – that night. Now that they are thrown back together sparks start to fly again, but will Maddie trade the bright lights of Hollywood for the small-town life?
I enjoyed this one and how the characters were well developed and written. I loved the love story between Maddie and Ben and how they came together. Of course, this one is easily predictable, and you know what’s coming – but that’s part of the appeal. I also enjoyed Maddie’s sister as a side character – I would love to own my own bakery! Check this one for a lovely atmospheric Holiday read!
Special thanks to @netgalley and Backlit PR for this e-book in exchange for an honest review. Good news is this one is out now – AND on KU! Grab your copy and a hot drink and sit back and enjoy.
This was like a cute Christmas hallmark movie that you felt you were living it ❤️ Maddie & Ben’s relationship was super sweet & it was just a feel good Christmas book. I will probably put this on my yearly Christmas reading list 🥰
I enjoyed this book and how the characters were well developed and written. I loved the love story between Maddie and Ben and how they came together. Of course, this one is easily predictable, and you know what’s coming – but that’s part of the appeal. I also enjoyed Maddie’s sister as a side character – I would love to own my own bakery! Check this one for a lovely atmospheric Holiday read!
Loved this warm, Christmassy book. I enjoyed the story and felt like I was right there in the book! Five stars!
Second Chance Christmas was a sweet Christmas story about an actress who, largely unsuccessful, travels to her hometown for the holidays and runs into the man she left behind four years before. Sparks still fly but she's not sure she wants to return home and give up her acting dreams. A quick holiday read, better than most! Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
A quick and easy second chance Christmas romance. Would recommend if you want a little escape read this holiday season.
Thank you NetGalley for my ARC of Second Chance Christmas by Alison Packard. If you love Hallmark movies and second chance romances this is the book for you. It was a quick, fun, and romantic read with lots christmas vibes. Definitely worth the read.
I loved everything about Second Chance Christmas. It’s a wonderfully written Christmas story set in the small town of Summerwood, Oregon. The characters are likable and easy to connect with and I loved the small town feel of this story, especially during the holidays.
Maddie, a struggling actress trying to make it in L. A. returns home to Oregon to spend Thanksgiving with her family. She hasn’t seen Ben in four years, since she broke up with him to pursue her dreams. Ben, a Sergeant with the Summerwood police now has never forgotten Maddie and is surprised to see her again.
I loved reading this enchanting story. The characters are believable and easy to connect with and they share a lot of chemistry. This perfect Christmas story is full of wonderful surprises.
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