Review: “Second Chances” by G.R. Lyons

TITLE: Second Chances
AUTHOR: G.R. Lyons
SERIES: Matchmakers
PUBLISHER: Createspace Independent Publishing
COVER ARTIST: Natalie Fawn Danelishen
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 326 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2016
PRICE: $2.99 -e-book / $11.99 -paperback


Nineteen-year-old porn star Remy Dawes loves his job at Matchmakers, a gay nightclub, but the fantasy he portrays every night doesn’t leave room for what he really wants: companionship, love, someone to come home to, someone just for him. Who would ever take seriously a kid who practically sells his body for others’ pleasure?

Thirty-five-year-old Chance Whitaker has sworn off dating younger men after having been cheated on one too many times, until the owner of Matchmakers convinces him to take a chance on Remy Dawes, a gorgeous kid who surprises Chance at every turn.

As things fall apart through meddling, death, and betrayal, will there be a second chance for two people to find love?

(Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as the Shifting Isles series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included with the story for those interested in the little worldbuilding details.)

Second Chances is the first book in the Matchmakers – A Shifting Isles Trilogy. Not only do you get Chance and Remy’s story, but you also get the groundwork for the next two books. The author does a great job of laying the foundation for the trilogy.
Chance is a thirty-five-year-old editor who likes to date younger guys. The problem for him is that they keep cheating on him. All he wants is someone who will remain faithful. He’s just about given up on finding what he’s looking for.
Remy is a 19-year-old dancer and performer. He’s had a real rough life and wants safety and stability. He’s looking for a lifetime partner. Someone who can see him and not the character he plays at work. He’s ready to build a life with someone.

When these two first meet, they start with false assumptions. Chance is sure Remy is just another young guy who will end up cheating on him. Remy thinks that he will be looked at as not good enough because of his job. Throughout the whole story these guys will continue to falter with communication while dealing with their trust issues. There’s lots of drama and intense passion. Plus, they will both make mistakes along the way.
In this roller coaster of a read, both men learn a lot about not only each other but about themselves as well. The road is filled with many tests and betrayals that will test their relationship and their faith before they can get their happy ending. Having Dan as their trusted friend will help them throughout the whole ride.

I was surprised by how deep I got into the characters. I got frustrated and upset at times and others about to shed tears of happiness. Even a few moments where I cried for the character’s pain. It definitely left me looking forward to the next book. I need to know how Chance and Remy are doing. Will Dan get his turn at love? The perfect way to start a series while leaving you thirsty for more.

I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***


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