Adrian Wellington was beyond devastated when his wife, Shay, left him seventeen years ago without warning or explanation. She filed for divorce and left town, right when he needed her most. He’s

since opened his own thriving business and has been going through the motions of day-to-day life, but not really living. He knows there’s just something missing, or rather someone.

Shay Bradshaw ran from the love of her life with a deep, dark, unforgivable secret. She took the cowardly way out and just disappeared. She moved across the country and as far away from the Wellington family as she could get, and the only man she’s ever loved. She made a promise to herself to never be the person she was all those years ago. She took with her the secret that she thought was hers to bear alone.

When Shay is forced to move back home to care for her mother, naturally karma would choose that time for their worlds to collide once again.

Can lightning strike a second time seventeen years later and bring two destined souls back together, or will Shay’s secret destroy their second chance?

The truth, although not what is seems, will set your heart free.



**A complimentary copy was provided by author for Blog Tour**

~~ 5 “Second Chance” Stars ~~

Second Chance is the third book in the Running into Love series by Annalisa Nicole.  I have read all of three books and I have to say each one is just as great as the one before.  What I have truly come to love about this series is that the story isn’t bogged down with a lot of extra or unneeded drama.  These stories also really do cater to the hopeless romantic in me.  I love that Annalisa starts the story right away from the beginning….there isn’t a lot of extra info in the story.  I love that she moves the story along fairly quickly.  Nothing is dragged out for too long.  In this book I loved that we didn’t have to wait too long to know the real reason and the whole reason for why Shay left town 17 years ago without a word.  I also enjoy that all the chapters are written in Dual POV so we get both of their thoughts without an kind of repetition.  Again in this book as well as the first two, we get the complete story of Adrian and Shay.  We get to see things from their past, we get their present and she expanded the story long enough to see how things will look for them in the future.  With that said she did include a little suspense aspect to this story and she also set up the story for the next two installments in this series.  I was glad to see at the end that Chloe and Max will be getting a novella, because there are questions there that aren’t answered in this book!!!    I have to say that to me this book really sent a powerful message, actually two.  One being that the truth will always set you free and the second was to not take things for granted because you just never know when your time is up on earth.  Live each day to the fullest!!!!

This book is the story of Adrian and Shay.  This is a second chance love story, in the fact that Adrian and Shay were together 17 years ago but something tragic happens and Shay decided to leave without a word to anyone.  Shay then moves across country to live her life on her own.  That is until she is called back to Seattle by her brother because her mom is ill and she needs to take care of her.  Shortly after she arrives back home she runs into Adrian (literally) and his family.  What happens after that is the story of these two trying to find their way back to each other.  I don’t want to tell the whole story 🙂  I liked Shay’s character a lot.  You could tell she was a strong and independent woman, but my heart also broke for her because she carried a lot of guilt from the past.  It was great to see her grow throughout the story.  Adrian was a fabulous character.  I loved when he called her “Doll”  I also loved that once he finds out the truth he was so accepting of her and would do everything he could to get her back and to keep her.  He wasn’t willing to let her run away again for any reason.

What I loved the most about this book is that it almost seems like a continuation then a whole new story.  It picks up right where the second book ended.  There is no time lost and the only thing different is the focus on the main couple is different.  With this that means we get to see all the old characters from the two previous books.  I love that this book shows just how strong and loyal the Wellington family is.  This is a family that I think everyone would love to be a part of.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of the second chance love story.  Also if you are looking for a quick read, with some steam and not a lot of drama, then this is the book/series for you!!!!  I look forward to reading more about this family.









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I am an “Indie” contemporary romance author. I live in California with my husband and two teenage boys. I love being a stay at home mom. My husband and I enjoy wine tasting and camping with our kids with our four wheelers in the middle of nowhere, where you can find me with my pink Ryder BB gun!

We have a handful of pets, a dog named Lucy (who is in my books) and a guinea pig named Flufy (my son spelled her name that way) and a cat who adopted us many years ago and has never left. She is a spoiled outdoor cat with her own two story house and a heated bed.

I never liked reading as a kid. I only started reading romance novels in the past few years. My Kindle and I are inseparable now. A thought occurred to me in December of 2012 that maybe I could write a romance novel. So I went to work with the encouragement of my husband and my sister-in-law. It didn’t take long to figure out that I really enjoyed writing.

Today I am a self published author and it has been an amazing journey. Email me at


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