Title: All They Ever Wanted
Series: Second Chances #2
Author: Tracy Solheim
Release Date: March 1, 2016
In the new Second Chances novel by the author of Back to Before, even love might not prove strong enough to save a man’s promising future from a woman’s hidden past...
All he ever fought for...
Aspiring congressman Miles McAlister has dreamed of representing his hometown of Chances Inlet, North Carolina, since he was a boy. So when he’s asked to help run his mother’s bed and breakfast he moves home and rolls out his campaign at the same time. But political stardom isn’t a given, especially when he’s expected to compromise the very ideals he’s trying to uphold. Making matters worse is the inn’s stubborn, and distractingly beautiful cook. He’s loved and lost before, so falling for Lori Hunt is not part of his plan.
All she ever feared...
Lori just wants to do her job and be left alone until she can safely move on. The last thing she needs is to get involved with her boss’s son. Miles proves to be too sexy to ignore, however. Their heated fling elicits feelings deeper than either anticipated. But everything about Lori is a lie. She’s harboring a secret that’ll destroy Miles’s career, and when the truth gets out it’s going to shock Chances Inlet to its core, forcing Miles to make the hardest decision of his life.
Miles. Oh, Miles. Mr. Dudley Do Right! I have to say, when it came to this book, my favorite character was Miles! This is a story of a man who has a plan… a plan when he is a child of what he wants to accomplish in life, and he doesn’t let anything deter him of it. Not death, tragedy, chaos, family or anything else. He’s running for Congress and, after that, President. But let’s get through the Congressional Run first.
Living in the small town where he grew up, helping his mother out at the Inn she owns, after the death of his father and her accident, his life is on hold. Some random events at the Inn, a new and potentially shady employee, and Miles is off his game.
I think Lori was supposed to be the one I loved and identified with but I just didn’t… random, I know. Miles and his need to be Mr. Dudley Do Right was more my speed. Maybe it’s because my whole life I’ve always done what was right. Until one day, I decided to do what was right for me, not just what was “right” in general. Right is kind of like normal in my book.
All They Ever Wanted was well written, thought provoking and painted a beautiful backdrop! A solid 4 star read!
~ Review by Heather
Tracy Solheim is the author of international bestselling contemporary romance novels featuring hot football players and the women who love them. In addition to writing novels, she is a regular columnist for USA Today‘s Happily Ever After Blog. She lives in Georgia with her husband, two nearly adult children, a Labrador retriever who thinks she’s a cat and a horse named after her first novel: Game On. When Tracy’s not at the barn with her daughter or working out with friends—i.e. lifting heavy bottles of wine—she’s writing. Except for when she’s reading, but that’s just research.