Ethan has been my whole world for most of my life. From our childhood antics to our promise to love each other ‘til death do us part’. I’ve never known life without him— until now.
I received this book from the author for free for an honest review.
This is a story about a love triangle of sorts. Ethan, Cooper, and Hope. Ethan and Hope are the young couple who fall in love while Cooper watches from the sidelines. Cooper would never do anything to ruin what his friends have but he loves her from the sideline. The three are always together. Ethan and Hope get married while Cooper and Ethan leave for the military together. As you can guess, Ethan doesn’t make it back leaving a devastated and guilty Cooper, a widowed Hope, and a son named Jake.
Hope and Jake had made a great life for themselves when Cooper enters their life. He is guilty for still loving Hope and not being there for her and Jake all the years since Ethan’s death. He is a mess but can’t not be near her. We learn about his past and slowly he reveals what has happened to him since Ethan died. We see the hurt, sadness, and guilt over Ethan’s death.
Slowly Hope and Cooper start to realize things between them is more then friends. They have some emotional baggage to figure out and then tackle how Jake will feel about Uncle Cooper being a bit more than just an uncle.
The story was about a 2nd chance between these 2 old friends. Will the past allow them to move forward and will they take the chance their hearts want or will they continue to hide from the happiness that is right in front of their faces.
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
Ethan, Cooper, and Hope have been friends since they were little. Cooper has had a thing for Hope but Ethan and her struck up a relationship and Cooper would never hurt his friendships by breaking that apart. Hope’s life was changing quickly. Ethan and Cooper when off to the military. Ethan and Hope got married and were going to have a baby. This is when tragedy struck. Ethan was killed in action leaving behind a wife, child, and a best friend. Hope lost not only her husband but best friend also. Cooper is fighting demons from watching his best friend die and could not face Hope. Hope had to push though and raise her son, Jake.
Both have issues they have to overcome. Cooper is a very complicated person and confusing at times. He wants to stay in the background not to upset what Hope and Jake have going in their life. Then he wants to be in their life like he promised Ethan before he died. Cooper gets into his head and hurts Hope again by disappearing into the background again.
I liked seeing the scenes of Ethan, Cooper, and Hope growing up. I also enjoyed seeing Jake grow and finding similarities with Ethan. This Second Chance story will take you on a journey of highs and lows.
Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.