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Review ❤️ Second Chance at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer

August 30, 2018
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Sometimes love is waiting in the second act…

In her professional career, Ella Mancini plays matchmaker at Two Love Lane but, in her personal life, she takes the stage at the Dock Street Theatre. Now she has a chance at a new role in a Hollywood movie that happens to be filming in Charleston—one that features a big-name actress, Samantha Drake. Long ago, Ella passed up a major audition while awaiting a marriage proposal. Not only didn’t she get the role; she never got the ring, either. Instead, her boyfriend Hank went on to become a huge film star…leaving her, and all her dreams, behind.

But now Hank’s back in Charleston, cast as the male lead in the same movie Ella’s in. In spite of the dramatic tension off-screen, he and Ella try to stay cool onset. But when their old feelings start to heat up—at the same time leading-lady Samantha tries to play cupid—all bets are off. How can Hank convince Ella, after all this time, that she’s the one he really wants to be with in real life—and that some happy, rom-com endings really can come true?


Release Date: Aug 28, 2018
Series: Two Love Lane
Book: 3
Heat Level: Hot
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: St. Martin’s Press
Price: $7.99


 

The last book in the Two Love Lane series from Kramer gives readers a sweet wrap up.

Ella is the last lady from Two Love Lane in need of a true love of her own. But, what if she already had hers? That’s what Ella believes. She experienced love at an early age, right after college. Then her boyfriend left her to pursue his career, while Ella went a different path. Without that breakup she wouldn’t be who she is now, wouldn’t have Two Love Lane. So, when that love from her past is suddenly back in her life it’s not a sign of potential, it’s a chance for her to prove she’s moved on.

This sweet heroine is probably one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, at least the nicest book character. She’s kind, considerate, cares about her clients, friends, and family, and is scared to put her heart back in the hands of the guy who broke it. I would be too. Add in a family scandal, a supporting role assignment in a big screen movie with an A list actress, and a client who’s cursed. This sounds like the beginnings of a wild tale… and it was.

Did I mention the ex has become a big-screen movie star? Yep, dear hero, Hank, is on his way to being named Sexiest Man Alive. But, recently he’s come to realize that all this money and fame he’s acquired really means nothing. He’s wandering aimlessly in a sea of accomplishment and wants more from life. So why not try to win the girl back? The one he’s always loved. Too bad everything is trying to keep them apart or—is it trying put them together?

Kramer gives a sweet story with lots of side-roads. There’s plenty of humor, heartwarming moments, and a good healthy reminder to never give up on love. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, though do believe readers will be more invested if they’ve read the other books in the Two Love Lane series.

My challenge with this story is that the conflict levels weren’t even on medium levels. I have been in a mood lately where I enjoy stories light on the angst. External conflict is not the main driver in this story, nor do the hero and heroine have a big-time villain/antagonist. Though, I would have liked a little more drive to keeping them apart, another hurdle. This is a personal opinion, of course.

Overall, if you’re looking for a feel-good read with second chance romance, with an extra smattering of love this might be the book for you.

~ Landra

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One Comment

  1. I enjoyed it; I had read the others in the series.

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