‘Oh that man! She could kill him and kiss him at the same time.’
Love a bit of second-chance romance? That’s the one where our two leads, who missed out on great love, find each other later in life.
How about the classic enemies to lovers trope? In that one our two leads, who can’t stand each other, come to realise that they actually have the hots for one another.
These stories both end in a HEA (happily ever after), have a heart-warming story at their center and lots of smooching.
If this sounds like your cup of tea then you’re going to love an Esther Campion novel. Not only has she mastered the second-chance romance but with her second book The House of Second Chances, she has also thrown in a great enemies to lovers story.
Plus, the gorgeous backdrops of Ireland and South Australia don’t hurt the romance factor either.
If you were a fan of Leaving Ocean Road, Esther’s first novel, then you’re really in for a treat. Aidan O’Shea is Ellen’s brother and he knew her best friend Colette Barry from back in high school. He never looked at her twice, never thought about her in any way that was remotely romantic. Cut to twenty years later and Colette is a top interior designer and Aidan is a builder. There’s the O’Shea family cottage to restore and they both have very different opinions on home renovation. You get what’s about to happen here…
Reading The House of Second Chances was such an enjoyable experience. It contained a cast of characters that felt familiar and kept us in the realm of family saga. Plus the romance was perfectly developed and just warmed my heart. Be sure to pour yourself a cuppa and snuggle on the couch to read this one.
(Oh and if you miss Ellen and Gerry you get to see more of their love story too!)
Chat about The House of Second Chances with author Esther Campion over on the Books With Heart Book Club Facebook group.
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