Romantic Suspense Review: No Chance and Second Chance by Christy Reece (Outstanding)

Posted February 2, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses / 10 Comments


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From Goodreads: DO OR DIE

Skylar James told a lie to the man she married, and eight years later she still bitterly regrets the deception. Unknown to Skylar, her husband, Gabe Maddox, now lives in the dangerous shadows of elite operatives who rescue victims. When Skylar tries to save a naïve young beauty, kidnappers come after her. For Gabe, Skylar had been his last shot at trust and love. But news of her disappearance battens down his anger and launches him into action. Saving Skylar is Gabe’s only chance for peace and his last chance for happiness.

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Read for Fun
Challenges: TBR Challenge, Mystery/Suspense
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

First thought when finished: Least favorite so far and still damn good! Love a series like that!

What I Loved: I have said it before and I will say it again these LCR stories are darn near heartbreaking every time! What the company does and how Christy does not shy away from dealing with recovery is fantastic. The romance at the center of this piece, Skylar and Gabe, was different from the ones before but still pretty powerful. I loved Skylar as a character–she was pretty darn unique.

What I Liked: I thought the storyline itself was pretty fantastic and while I could predict who it was, it did not detract from watching Gabe figure it out. I also liked Gabe and Cole working together!

What made me go huh?: Nothing really

Final Thought: Love this series! That is all! Go BUY IT!

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Working for Last Chance Rescue, Cole Mathison has been to hell and back. But being responsible for the death of an innocent man is a hell like no other. Longing for redemption, Cole finds himself embroiled in the mysterious disappearance of Keeley Fairchild’s young children. Rescuing the children is his mission—but falling in love with the widow of the man he inadvertently killed was never in the plans. When Keeley’s life is threatened, Cole’s demons must take a backseat to the most important mission of his life. He might never know the heaven of Keeley’s arms, but he’ll never survive the hell of failing to save her.

Read in January, 2012
Read for Fun!
Challenges: TBR Challenge, Mystery/Suspense
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

First thought: I am sad that there are only 4 more books in the series!

What I Loved: Cole, Cole, Cole, Cole! Ok so I have been looking forward to Cole’s story because he was so damaged (like most at LCR). However, he was damaged even after being part of LCR. His story made me cry twice but the end was so rewarding! I love Keeley for him because she was just what he needed! Their love was a slow burn but so worth the wait!

What I Liked: Ethan and Shea being part of the OP! I think this needed to happen for obvious reasons with their history involving Cole. I think it was healing for everyone!

What made me go huh?: The only reason this wasn’t a five was because the end was a bit rushed for me! I wanted a little more of Cole/Keeley happy.

Final Thought: Another good installment!


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10 responses to “Romantic Suspense Review: No Chance and Second Chance by Christy Reece (Outstanding)

  1. Missie, The Unread R

    You have really zipped through this series, and looks like you have finally reached the ones with the BEST covers, those last three… WOW!heheI think I could deal very well with the predictable parts seeing as how the romance is the center piece. Love that! P.S. I purchased my AAD registration yesterday! I'm so freaking excited. 🙂

  2. Christi Snow

    More great reviews…I love that you are loving these. I just finished the final book (there are 7- the final released Tuesday) in Cindy Gerard's Black Ops Inc. series. I discovered Christy and Cindy around the same time. Cindy's series is just as good. I suggest you check it out next… ;o) smiles…

  3. Jenny

    Okay seriously. I need to read this series asap. I'm thinking maybe I want to start with these instead of the Maya Banks KGI ones? You make these sound so good! Love when the least favorite book in a series thus far still gets a 4. Good sign:)