Second Chance Lane – Nicola Marsh

Synopsis

When the past crashes into the future, there’s more than hearts on the line.

Natasha Trigg leads a simple life in small-town Brockenridge. She works at the roadhouse, has good friends, and at the centre of her world is her daughter, Isla. She knows dumping musician Kody Lansdowne thirteen years ago by misleading him about her pregnancy was best in the long run. She drove him away so he could achieve his dreams but has always felt guilty. When a matchmaking Isla invites a surprise new neighbour to dinner, Tash and Kody come face to face once again…

Now a bona fide rockstar, Kody’s in hiding to sort through the mess his life has become after a concert resulted in devastation. The last thing he needs is discovering he has a child. Especially as it means the one woman he’s never been able to forget is now permanently part of his life. Pity he’s so furious with her…

For Jane Jefferson, who has deliberately fooled townsfolk into believing her reputation is worse than it is for years, a second chance is something she thought she’d never get. Reconnecting with friendships she thought lost forces her to face the question: do past mistakes define you forever?

While navigating the troubled waters of forgiveness, friendship and love, will these three Brockenridge residents discover everyone deserves a second chance?

My review

Second Chance Lane – Nicola Marsh

I am in awe! Nicola Marsh has a way of drawing me in straight away. I did not want to put this one down from the very beginning. From the first page, I was hooked.

The story follows Tash and Jane, alternating between their lives. Tash is a kind-hearted single mum who deceived Kody, her boyfriend 13 years ago about her pregnancy. As a result, Kody followed his dreams and became the rock star he hoped to be. When he arrives in Tash’s town of Brokenridge, Tash realises she must tell him about his daughter, Isla. The mother-daughter dynamic changes and the father-daughter relationship develops beautifully. Kody and Tash’s relationship has challenges that they must face to move forward. I loved reading about them and their connection. They banter and have fun amongst dealing with the biggest changes of their lives.

Jane’s story is a heartfelt one. She has struggled due to her upbringing and the loss of her father. Her relationship with her mother is distant and she is lonely. When Mason enters her life again she makes some personal discoveries and learns to be the best person she can be.

I love the characters of Brokenridge. Their town is closeknit and I loved reading about the characters who I had been introduced to in Long Way Home.

Nicola’s style is fun, humorous, heartfelt and leaves the reader wanting more! I can’t wait for her next book. This is a 5 star read for me and I highly recommend Second Chance Lane.

Thank you @harlequinaus
For sending me a copy of Second Chance Lane.

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