Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Last Second Chance by Caisey Quinn


Last Second Chance
Author: Caisey Quinn
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC via Inkslinger PR

~Synopsis~
When Stella Jo Chandler gets an offer to work at the Second Chance Ranch celebrity rehab facility right after graduating from Texas A&M, she’s tempted to turn it down. She wants to help real people with real problems, not spoiled celebrities going on vacation for publicity. But growing up on her family’s ranch left her with a love of horses that draws her to the opportunity. How bad can babysitting a bunch of strung out celebrities be? 

What she didn’t count on was being roped into a tangled mess with infamous rocker and three-time rehab drop out Van Ransom on her first day. And she sure didn’t expect to feel the overwhelming attraction that pulls her to the man who has more issues than she can count on both hands. Like the hotel rooms and tour buses he’s famous for trashing, the havoc he could wreak on Stella’s heart would be irreparable. 

Van isn’t at Second Chance for publicity or because he’s suffering from “exhaustion”. He’s on the brink of destruction, and he needs the kind of help Stella isn’t sure she can give. But without her, he'll lose everything. Because he’s on his last second chance.


~Review~

Caisey Quinn has really done it again. She is such a fantastic author and she is fabulous at invoking so much emotion with her writing. She will break your heart and make you cry but then she’ll put you back together at the end. Last Second Chance is another emotional and heart wrenching story and Van and Stella Jo are 2 very broken characters who help each other out of the darkness.

Stella is beautiful, smart, hard-working and the perfect daughter. However, she feels lonely and empty inside. Her mother only sees her as a trophy, something to show off and her father hardly recognizes her existence. When she meets Van, something awakens inside of her, something that she has never felt before. Van is a troubled rocker and he’s one night away from losing everything or worse, losing his life. When he first enters rehab, he’s just there out of obligation but meeting Stella awakens something him in and makes him want to be a better man.

I really liked both Van and Stella. Van is a freaking mess and he’s the type of guy you don’t want to like. However, the more you learn about him and his past, the more you understand what’s going through his head. He has experienced great loss and my heart broke for him with each piece of his past that was revealed. He uses drugs and alcohol to numb his pain and make him forget. I loved the way he was with Stella and the way he wanted to be a better person. Van has been numb for so long and Stella makes him feel again. I loved that Stella isn’t judgmental. She knows who Van is, the addiction he struggles with and she wants to be there for him. Something about him calls to her and she wants to be in his corner. I also think Stella needs Van as much as he needs her. For the first time, she feels something and she doesn’t feel invisible or unwanted.

There are a lot of obstacles in for Van and Stella to overcome as they build a relationship. Their journey is tough and heartbreaking but I loved the way they fought through everything. They both discover a lot about each other and themselves and they help each other heal and grow. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and the way the characters grew and developed. I felt like it flowed well and I was enthralled from the beginning to end. Caisey Quinn has done it again!


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About Caisey Quinn
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at www.caiseyquinnwrites.com . 



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5 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great read and I'm glad you enjoyed!!! In other news--- this time next week we will be at BEA and I cannot wait to meet you!!!

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  2. It was a really good one! I know! I can't wait to meet you too!! :-)

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  3. Yay, I'm delighted you loved this one. I bought it a few weeks ago and I'm really looking forward to it. I love Caisey's characters and the emotional intensity of her books.

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  4. Jessica MangicaroMay 25, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Yay! I really liked this one! It's so funny Caisey didn't think I'd love Van! I was hooked from the minute I met him. I loved their chemistry and the speed at which their relationship developed.

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  5. I'm looking forward to reading this one now! I like the idea of this series being a companion to Kylie Ryans and I know a CQ book will be a good read. :) great review!

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