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Second Chance: Destiny Romance: Destiny Romance by [Caruso, Carla]
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On the night of her 35th birthday, Flora Brunelli is full of regrets. The celebrations have turned sour and life hasn't gone according to plan. She wishes she could be 20 again. Then she finds herself zapped back in time, landing in the summer of 1998 when she was 20 years old. The Spice Girls are at the top of the charts and the X-Files is the hit TV show. It's also the week Flora's life unravelled.

For Flora, this is a chance to change her future: win back the love of her life, stay friends with her former best mate and succeed in landing her dream job. It should be easy. But her ex's best friend, Lance Devic, who she never really noticed before, keeps popping up and messing with her head. And after a while Flora begins to wonder if living in the past really will deliver her the happiness she seeks?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1316 KB
  • Print Length: 187 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin eBooks (10 February 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #443,712 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, time travel romance 31 March 2013
By Joanne - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Was life better when you were 20? I really liked the premise of this romance. I enjoyed the heroine seeing her 20 year old self through her older self (does that make sense???) Her comments on episodes on when she was young were both funny and cringe worthy. This is a fun read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second Chance 16 February 2013
By Nasreen Jahan - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Second Chance

SECOND CHANCE by author Carla Caruso is a February 2013 release from Destiny Romance.

Flora is getting tired of her life in early thirties. Then she zaps back to her teens. Hilarious events follow after that.

A very fun, entertaining story. It is time-travel in romance!

SECOND CHANCE brings us to the question, if we could change the past what would we change?

Author Carla Caruso has created characters which leap off the page and speak to you.

Highly entertaining and well recommended!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You Had Me At Hello! 14 March 2013
By TashNz - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Carla Caruso, you had me at Hello!

I loved the light, fun and humorous read that Second Chance offers. It could in fact totally be a movie, I know I'd watch it!

Flora is literally given a second chance at the week that she considers ruined her life 15 years ago. The second chance happens pretty quickly and before I knew it i was giggling away to the many references of the 90's and Flora's reactions to things that happened so many years ago. Even tho she was transported back to the past she still has her memory of the future which makes her observations hilarious. Flora's trip back in time has surprises for all!

I loved the trip down memory lane Second Chances personally took me, for instance TLC's Waterfalls was released during the time I had my first full time job and I can remember the days without cellphones and if only we knew what excitement Ereaders would bring us in the future. I recently read an interview by Carla Caruso where she shares how she researched this book, I think she's done an ace job!

The two main men in Flora's life are portrayed so well that you know who you want her to be with but you're left with enough mystery to wonder how it will all turn out like. Flora is quite Bridget Jones-esque in the way that you know she's just normal and could be any one of us and she has her ups and downs and she's just so lovable you want her to have her happy ever after.

Second Chance is such an enjoyable laugh a minute read which I read in one sitting because it's fast paced, quirky and easy to read. The ending pages were just perfect. I would totally recommend for anyone who loves the 90's, Seinfeld, comedies or wants to sit down with a cuppa and have a really good giggle.
4.0 out of 5 stars A giant flashback to my first year of university 14 August 2014
By Roz @ My Written Romance - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I just realised when I was writing this review that the last two books I have read have had Second Chance in the title. Well, in the case of Carla Caruso's book, I would definitely give this another go.

Reading this was like one giant flashback to my first year of university, which ironically was 1998, the year Flora revisits in the story. The music, the clothes, friends with dodgy was as if I was back in Albury.

I really enjoyed this book. Yes, because it brought back some interesting memories, but also because I liked the characters. Flora is like many people, looking back on their life and wondering why things aren't different and whether things would be better if they could just go back in time and re-live it.

Unlike the rest of us, Flora gets that chance. It could have been a very saccharine and slowly meandering journey down memory lane. However, in this case, it isn't. Second Chance is a smart, funny story where you find yourself cheering for Flora, and you always want her to get her happy ending (which, being a romance, she does).
4.0 out of 5 stars Reviewed by Desere Steenberg 16 February 2013
By Desere Steenberg - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
This was a very quick, cute and fun read. It was also the very first time ever that I have read a book where I was expecting just contemporary romance but ended up with time travelling involved.

The read focused on Flora, when she was 21 she not only lost the man of her dreams, but she lost out on the job of her dreams, crashed her car, lost her best friend and made an enemy she never again wants to face.

Aged 36 she has nothing but a plain old job, no boyfriend and instead of celebrating her birthday in style she ends up bumping into her old enemy and sees how the man of her dreams she once lost proposes to another woman.

But with a twist of fate and some cellular magic she is given the opportunity to travel back in time to the week before she lost it all. She reckons she can change her fate by making sure she does not let down her best friend, does not make a lifelong enemy, lands the job of her dreams and still walk away with the love of her life.

Sounds easy enough however, the author very clearly shows that changing the past even with magic time travel falling into your lap is never as easy as it sounds. The character of Flora was very interesting to read about, she is a rather strong and independent woman however, she does not really have the guts to fight for what she wants and because of this she holds back to fight for the life she craves and just goes with the flow, it was interesting to see how the author takes her and bends her into the woman that will have it all.

The author did also offer up interesting secondary characters however she does not really get to their POV and mostly I only got the POV of Flora, so I was left with a bit of a " I want to know what he is thinking" feeling, as I really would have liked to know what Flora's enemy Lance was thinking during moments of him seeing her with her boyfriend Ruben, I think that would have given me as reader a better understanding then just being able to pick up on the element of he wants her.

The setting of the 90's was however stunning, the author incorporated names, songs, movies and other features of those years and I as reader was reminded of so many fun and crazy things for the period. The dialogue was kind of teenager-ish as slang words from the 90's were incorporated but not to the extent that a reader not familiar with it would be lost or not understanding it at all, so yes that was done very nicely.

The sexual heat in this one was of the non x-rated kind after all the characters were only 21 years of age when this all happened, so if you like the hot and passionate kind this read is not for you, it would however be suitable for the younger generation of our time and for those looking for a low in sensual heat level.

A very easy and fun read, very well written and a reminder that if you could change your past there are some things that are better left as is for you never know what awaits you on the other side of romance, life and destiny.

4/5 star review
"Second chances hold the key to unlocking your enemies heart"

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