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I loved this story. The whole drama of a small town, a 'southern' small town, is perfectly put together and the characters are exactly true. Having spent my entire adult life in the South, I was really pleased that the author had the "southern speak" written well, making the whole thing very believable. Plenty of sex, graphically told ( I did a LOT of skimming over as too much is just too much). That of course is only my opinion. The story itself was so well told that those scenes didn't matter to me anyway. Finn and Willow, their love story was beautiful. Sweet, full of angst as most young romances are, and then finally coming full circle as adults. All of the characters are well defined and their stories will obviously be continued in forthcoming books I'm sure. If you don't get a chance to read the ones coming up (which actually would be a shame, as these people are worth reading about!) you don't feel left out on this particular story. It's a completed one, and oh, so good. I'd recommend it.
It's not too often I feel like I can recommend a book set in Mississippi that's written by somebody who isn't from here. Too often, that means stereotypes and portrayals that are unflattering at best and just plain wrong at worst. But Brighton Walsh 's Second Chance Charmer was an absolutely delightful surprise. Sweet, funny, authentically southern, this second chance romance is hot enough to scorch the paint right off the walls of the old soda fountain the hero is turning into a bar. Two thumbs up!
Ten years ago he left town without even a goodbye. Ten years ago he broke her heart.
Now he's back, opening a business and causing her emotions to go haywire. Her father has never liked Finn. Daddy is a chauvinistic bully that belittles and embarrasses his daughters every time he opens his mouth. Daddy is also the Mayor and nobody challenges him.
Willow has no idea what happened back then. Finn just ran out of town with the bribe money her father paid him to leave. He needed that money to get the cancer treatments for his mom. They lost ten years together and she doesn't want anything to do with him. How will he ever get her back?
I immediately fell in love with Brighton Walsh’s writing and the small town setting of Havenbrook. Finn and Willow were high school sweethearts who were finally getting a second chance at love. Finn’s attempt at winning Willow back and everything that was revealed during this was so much fun and very swoon worthy. I barely even noticed that it was written in third person and I am not a third person fan — that’s how much I enjoyed reading this sweet romance.
The love that they felt after so many years apart. The part I liked least was the filthy language. You open the book with a beautiful scripture and then start dropping the f-word, then the c- word. I was really offended.
I love second chances and this one just tugged at my heart. It's a small town romance as well which I love. Everyone knows Finn and Willow and now Finn is back to prove himself. The attraction between him and Willow is still there and I could feel it coming off the pages. But Willow tries not to fall for him again. It was fun seeing their tug and pull and ultimately trying to make it work.
Second Chance Charmer is a wonderfully charming read. I love the Haven sisters and Willow is such a selfless character, and of course Finn is so strong and broody, just perfect. There is something about the second chance trope that always gets me right in the heart.
New to me author. I downloaded this book because it was free and I love a small town romance book. Wonderful characters. Finn and Will had chemistry and this author knows how to write a good book. Can't wait for the rest of the series.
Loved Willow and Finn! These two had such a history and Finn was keeping secrets to keep peace between Willow and her father. Willow and Finn couldn't deny their chemistry and how much they felt for each other. Really good book!