Author: L.E. Bross
Series: Book One in the Second Chances Series
Published By: Pocket Stars (November 16, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: NA Contemporary
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Avery Melrose is used to having it all. So when her boyfriend cheats on her, she reacts like any spoiled rich girl-she freaks out and vandalizes his new truck, Carrie Underwood style. Now she's stuck with 300 hours of community service doing road-side garbage duty.
Seth Hunter just got out of prison, and after a few hundred hours picking up litter on the side of the highway, he can finally put his mistakes behind him. If he can string together some kind of existence, maybe it'll be enough to get his sister away from their stepfather, the man who sent Seth to prison in the first place.
A romance between these two is doomed from the start. Girls like Avery want castles and white horses, and Seth is no prince charming.
But sometimes, being around Avery makes Seth think he could make something of himself. Maybe even be worthy of a girl like her. It's just too bad real life gets in the way first, tearing these two apart before they have any chance of getting to Happily Ever After.
It is so hard for me to resist a strong heroine. They are my weakness every bit as much as a believable yet lovable bad boy is and I'm happy to say that this book offers both, which is why from the very first chapter, I already liked Avery.
This truly isn't anything unheard of or that probably hasn't been done before with it's familiar tropes and cliches yet it was a fun read that I quickly finished in no time at all. I couldn't help but feel for both main characters and root for them along the way.
A fun setting, situation, and story line, this really is something that fans of the genre are going to devour and enjoy.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*