Book Review: Second Chance on Cypress Lane (Holly Grove Island #1) by Reese Ryan

Happy release day to Second Chance on Cypress Lane! This was such an entertaining story filled with emotion and passion, plus a whole lot of healing. It was a truly great read!

Book Review: Second Chance on Cypress Lane (Holly Grove Island #1) by Reese Ryan
Second Chance on Cypress Lane (Holly Grove Island #1) by Reese Ryan

In this heartwarming second-chance romance, a woman returns home and discovers that, when it comes to finding love, there's no place like home.

When a romance gone wrong lands reporter Dakota Jones in the pages of the tabloids, her rising star crashes and burns. Instead of getting the weekend anchor job she'd been promised, she's promptly shown the door. Which leaves her one option: return home to lick her wounds, eat lemon meringue pie, and plot her comeback while actively avoiding the man who once broke her heart.

Dexter Roberts made a huge mistake when he walked away from Dakota, and he's regretted it ever since. So when Dakota returns to Holly Grove Island to regroup and decide what's next, Dex can't pass up the opportunity to win back the love of his life. Now he just needs to convince Dakota to give him a second chance. 

4 out of 5 stars

This was a heartfelt and sweet second chance romance! I loved the emotion, drama, and passion between Dexter and Dakota. It was a really entertaining story that made my heart happy!

I loved Dexter and Dakota and learning about their history. I liked the details of their youth and what happened between them and where they're at now in the present. Dexter was such a sweet guy, he seemed to wear his heart on his sleeve and I liked how he was trying to reconnect with Dakota. I loved Dakota, she was trying to get her life back on track because of a minor scandal and I liked that perseverance. There’s a lot of tension between them as well as underlying passion and chemistry as they reconnect and work through their feelings because things aren't always as they seem. I loved the pull between them as they reconnect, there was a nice slow burn happening. 

There was a really great cast of characters introduced and I see the foundation for future stories that have been set up. I not only liked the healing taking place between Dakota and Dexter but also with her best friend Sinclair, they have a really great bond. There's were also some really nice moments with Dakota’s dad that choked me up. The storytelling was really well done with an excellent build. I liked the third person, dual POV and thought it flowed well and had really good details. There were some fun, playful scenes as well that brought in some really entertaining moments.

I thought Second Chance on Cypress Lane was a great introduction to a new series. A sweet and fun story full of healing that will fill your heart and leave you smiling.

Complimentary copy received from Forever Romance for review.

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