SECOND CHANCE SCANDAL
From Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes a new second chance sports romance
Second Chance Scandal is the third book in author M. Robinson’s Second Chance series. Lead characters met in prior books return in this one, but this book can be read and enjoyed as a standalone read. So, if you haven’t read the first two books in this series, you can still pick up and thoroughly enjoy this one with no problem whatsoever.
Honestly, I have no idea how this is my first M. Robinson read, but here we are. Diving into a new story, by a new to me author, and going on a fun new adventure. I hope you’re ready. I’m ready.
Let’s dive in. Shall we?
I received an advanced reading copy (ARC) of this book from the author, publisher, or publicist. The receipt of this ARC did not influence my choice to review the book on this site. It also did not influence how I felt about the book or its characters, storyline, and overall feel. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. As such, they only deal with what is written on the pages of the book and how what is written and otherwise presented made me feel during and after my reading of the book.
Second Chance Scandal by M. Robinson
Series: Second Chance #3
Published by Self-Published on February 22, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
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I was a god on the field and a legend in the bedroom.
Football was my life; women were merely a hobby. I had no interest in settling down until...
She was supposed to be a one-night stand. Like all the rest.
Except, she was nothing like them.
The way she made me feel…
Make no mistake, I wanted her in a way I’d never wanted any woman before. But the next morning, she just disappeared from my bed and my life, leaving me feeling empty. Only to show up unexpectedly weeks later to tell me…
Oh, did I forget to mention she’s my coach’s daughter?
My, my, Jax Colton is certainly full of himself, isn’t he? Even in the book’s blurb, the man has got attitude to spare, and that holds true in the beginning of the story as well.
Stubborn, dogmatic, and arrogant to the core, Quarterback Jax knows his worth as a footballer, and he knows his worth as a man. And yet, he has no intention of subjecting himself to a meaningful relationship, preferring instead to stick with brief, no strings attached affairs. He doesn’t like scandal but finds himself embroiled in them anyway. And his latest is royally pissing him off.
Of course, Jax also has quite the temper, and it comes out in a lot of Alpha male testosterone ways. Very much a man who likes control and likes things his way, in his time, and on his terms. And while he has a right to be upset in relation to certain story event aspects, he takes a few extra liberties, too, and somewhat ignores his own role in things. He’s really a fun mixture of man and emotion, and an intriguing hero to follow and root for. If you like a stubborn Alphahole who needs to simmer down a bit, you will love Jax. He’s such a great contradiction of character.
On the flip side, we have Sophie, a somewhat naïve heroine and yet equally as fierce, though not quite as in control of her own power as she needs to be. She hides a large part of who she is while struggling to come to terms with the choices she has made and the consequences that have ensued. While she wants to maintain her own identity and her own voice, she doesn’t quite know how to do that when it comes to Jax. She tries, but he’s such a big personality, it takes a bit more effort, and she struggles to get there in light of her feelings for him.
Both Sophie and Jax are flawed human beings. They have made mistakes and kept secrets, but throughout it all, the connection they hold is undeniable. They definitely bring out the best and the worst in each other, which is part of what made this book so much fun to read. And while I normally don’t like the then versus now type of storytelling, I found I didn’t mind it so much in this book because it added to the overall story. Highly enjoyed this read.
Final thoughts: It’s always special when you find a new author to enjoy and given the readership Robinson has, I had really high hopes for this read… and I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. I will definitely be checking out the first two books in this series, along with some more of Robinson’s backlist.
Final Rating: 4.5 Stars.
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