A good story – thoughtfully written and fun to read! The fast moving storyline includes likable characters who make the best of difficult experiences they face. The main character, Chloe Stevens, deserves a sequel! -Amazon Review
For twenty years she thought the perfect relationship hinged on good timing; until she ran into the guy with the worst timing ever.
It’s 1997 in sunny LA and Chloe Stevens has recently arrived from Dallas, ready to conquer the golden coast and the real estate leasing market. But in a competitive field where contacts are everything, Chloe has none. She’s a quick study and goes from floundering to quickly zeroing in on business strategies, learning the lay of the land.
That’s how she meets hot LA city planner, Zane Shepard.
The two discover an intriguing lust/love attraction with strong chemistry, eventually transforming it into the perfect relationship, or so Chloe believes. As her career continues to soar, Zane is getting restless working for the city. After a year, Chloe is ready to take the next step in the relationship: cohabitation, but instead, Zane blindsides her with their breakup.
After months of sleepless nights doubting herself, she blames their split on bad timing. She was ready to commit and he wasn’t. Keyed into her new mantra about picking future mates with matching timelines, she packs up her damaged heart, and returns to Dallas. Chloe quickly lassos a new love interest, Trey Morgan, a boyfriend with good timing who’s seems ready to take the plunge.
Twenty years later, as Chloe has become more complacent, her comfortable world unravels when she discovers her marriage to Trey is riddled with infidelity, lies, and financial problems. Taking on a new job, she’s forced to confront her past and rebuild the confidence she had in spades earlier in life. At her lowest point, Chloe faces some unexpected romantic opportunities, but finds her good timing philosophy is severely tested.
Follow Chloe’s path from Los Angeles to Dallas, from youthful real estate superstar to attractively confused middle-age, as she treks into some murky, heart-breaking, and humorous situations. Will Chloe take advantage of the second chances she’s offered? Click the Buy Now button above to find out.
Review from: Harliesbooks.com
Gosh, I miss living in Dallas at times. I grew up there and have the battle scars to prove it, but I digress. This book was just what I needed right now. It brought a smile to my face, made me somewhat yearn for home but more importantly, let me know that no matter what happens in your life, a second chance is right around the corner.
I just loved how Ms. Candas wrote it. It’s written in the past and also in the present. You really get to know Zane and Chloe when they were younger and now. I loved them both equally. I can’t even imagine waking up one day and everything that you thought was right, is wrong. Don’t get me wrong. Trey isn’t the true villain here but is the catalyst for Chloe’s second chance at everything in her life. Trey could have been a bigger douche canoe but Ms. Candas does somewhat redeem him. Sorta and that’s all I’m going to say. I especially liked her daughter, too. Grown-up but not and not ready for her mother to date anyone.
Chloe’s new boss, Red is a hoot. One thing that though, didn’t like the whole interior designer plot point with Tag. Felt unnecessary but that’s just me. Loved Jill, too. Great sounding board for Chloe and a true friend. I even liked the doctor in the end. He was weird at first but I found him endearing just the same.
Chloe and Zane were perfect for each other. Sometimes that second chance comes much later in life and I’m glad that Ms. Candas made sure that they had life experiences before they met up again. Makes for a sweeter reunion. The whole “we have 20 minutes” is hilarious. And yes, you can do a lot in 20 minutes. LOL!
Peeps if you are looking for a grown-up second chance at romance, this is it for you. Ms. Candas hits all the buttons with this one and I can’t wait to re-read it again. Plus, now I want to go to Lake Texoma again. I miss that lake. sigh
About the Author
I’m Bobbie Candas, a Texas girl: grew up in San Antonio, went to school at UT in Austin, and settled in Dallas where I raised a husband, a few cats, and two kids. My husband and cats will probably disagree on who raised who, but I’m a sucker for a robust discussion. For years I’ve been involved in retail management, but have also really enjoyed writing fiction, taking deep dives into the lives of my characters.
When you can pry my fingers off the keyboard, I’ve been known to imbibe in a few glasses of wine and been spotted forking into decadent desserts while gathering with friends and family. I love shopping, often on the hunt for apparel, with a weakness for shoes, and will usually jump at the opportunity of taking an unexpected trip to a far-away place.
But I’ll always make time for reading, with a stack of novels ready and waiting on my night stand, and a few tapping their toe in my Kindle as well. I bounce around genres, snoop around best-seller lists, and I’m usually up for a good recommendation.