The Problem With Second Chances
by Piper Rayne
Book 1 in the Lake Starlight Series
For Rylan Greene and me, it was simple. Love only got us so far.
I’ve known him since we were six, long before he became the professional soccer star he is now. We’ve weaved in and out of one another’s lives as rivals, teammates, friends, and lovers. Until three years ago, when my life took a hit and I ran back to my small Alaskan town, Lake Starlight, away from anything or anyone that could hurt me.
He’s never far from my mind, a constant pining ache in my heart, but I’ve convinced myself I’m better off. But now, my best friend announces her engagement and that means Rylan will return home to stand as best man to her fiancé.
He’ll be back in my orbit for three whole weeks… but I can easily keep my distance. Sure, we’ll have to walk arm in arm down the aisle together, he’ll hold me close during the bridal party dance and we’ll stand for pictures next to each other. Nothing I can’t handle.
I’m so naïve though because he’s not in town for more than twenty-four hours before he knocks on my door. I should know by now, that the two of us will never be finished business.
This second chance romance spans sixteen years of a true love match that proves these two will only ever belong to one another.
Ohhhh, I liked this one.
Before I begin, I would like to thank Valentine PR and Piper Rayne for sending me an arc of The Problem With Second Chances in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Second chance trope, with an enemies to lover, turned childhood friends to lovers tropes? SOLD. The Problem With Second Chances had all my favorite tropes in one. Add on top of that some small town charm and lots of angst, this book was a hit for me!
The overall story didn't feel rushed, yet never felt slow or unnecessary. The juxtaposition of past memories of these characters growing up together as competitors, then friends, falling in love, and their present day separation flowed beautifully, and overall added layers to this story. The characters themselves were likeable and relatable. The chemistry and banter between the main characters was great, and added more to this romance.
Honestly, I really loved this book. It didn't take me long to notice all these easter eggs to what must have been past books by these authors (Piper Rayne is actually two authors), so I discovered two series' that come before this book (big series' too. Like around 8-9 books each). I added them to my TBR, and actually already finished the first book in their Greene family series (and yes, I loved it just as much!).
If you are looking for an angsty second chance romance, you won't go wrong with The Problem With Second Chances!