Title: Unforeseen Heartbeat
Series: Second Chances #2
Author: Maureen Mayer
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Used… Broken… Confused…
It only took one drunken mistake four years ago for Maddie Harrington to learn that when you fully give yourself over to a man, you should never expect anything in return. Since that night, her views on love have become distorted, believing men would only want her for the pleasure her body could bring them. She in turn finds herself hooking up with random guys, but never keeps them around long enough to see if there could possibly be something more.
That is…until Hunter Bryant enters the picture.
When the handsome pre-med student shows up in the right place at the right time, captivating her with his stormy gaze, she immediately pushes him away, thinking he’s no different than any other guy. The deeper Hunter delves into her life, trying to break through her iron-clad walls, the more she begins to question whether she is truly capable of opening her heart up to another man.
Maddie soon finds herself forced to make a difficult decision, one that will forever change both of their lives. Will she shut Hunter out of her life for good or will she finally open up her heart and allow herself the life she never dreamed she deserved?
I read Relinquishing Liberty, which was Maureen Mayer's debut book, a few months ago and really liked it a lot. Well let me tell you, Unforeseen Heartbeat blew that book right out of the damn water! What an amazing continuation of this series! Maureen Mayer has a true gift for storytelling. I was heavily invested in these characters right from the get go.
Sexy, suspenseful, full of angst! Unforeseen Heartbeat was a beautifully woven story. Hunter is an amazing book boyfriend! And Maddie, I loved to hate Maddie. But she was real and relatable. Her growth in the book was astounding, she really bloomed and came into her own. These two made a great pair.
Maureen, you have a bonafide hit on your hands here. I cannot wait to see where else these secondary characters will take us. Please, for the love of God, tell me Brett is getting his HEA!?
~ Review by Erin
Bittersweet Catastrophe (Second Chances #2.5)
My hands landed on the warm, soft skin at the swell of her hips where her shirt had ridden up. I didn’t know if I was afraid to move or if I just wasn’t ready to let her go, but we both remained frozen in place until she stumbled a bit, causing my hands to slide higher up along her ribs. When she finally caught her balance, my hands were just at the edge of her sports bra, and I could feel the weight of her breasts as they grazed against my thumbs. This was dangerous territory. I could feel myself quickly becoming aroused by the scorching heat of her delicate skin, and I knew Shayne Jr. was about to make an unwelcomed appearance. I had to think of something else and fast! Cold showers, kittens, little baby Jesus, grandma naked…yup that did it!