Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway: Second Chances (Ripple Effect Romance #5) by Donna K. Weaver

Title: Second Chances 101 (Ripple Effect Romance #5)
Author: Donna K. Weaver
Source: I Am a Reader
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novells
Release Date: May 5, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 1

A Ripple Effect Romance Novella

Thirty-seven year old Francie Davis, a recent widow and empty nester, gets to attend college at last. She’s sure her luck has changed when she also lands a job on campus that will pay her tuition, as administrative assistant to a history professor. When her handsome new boss yells at her on the first day of work, Francie worries she will never be good enough.

For Professor Alex Diederik, life is going downhill fast. Not only is his bitter ex-wife trying to poison their only daughter against him, but now his one place of solace—his work environment—is being complicated by his attractive new administrative assistant. She drives home his feelings of failure as a husband and father, and Alex wonders if hiring her was the right thing to do.

Francie will have to put aside her hurt and insecurities or risk her dreams, while Alex must look outside himself if he’s to mend the breach with his daughter. And, perhaps, find someone who can help heal his pain.
Book One: Home Matters - Review 
Book Two: Silver Linings - Review
Book Three: Righting a Wrong - Review
Book Four: Lost and Found - Review

Book five in the Ripple Effect Romance series takes us in a new direction.  We get to know Francie - an older widow whose son has just begun his student career at Harvard.  Francie has decided to finally fulfill her dream and return to school herself, and takes a job at the campus to help pay for it.  While at school she meets two very interesting people, Professor Alex Diederik and student named Rose.

Francie has quite an impact on the lives of both of these people, it was really beautiful to see how much just a little kindness can mean to another person.  She was a bit too good though - I had a hard time finding some sort of relatable flaw in her character, but it was just what Alex and Rose needed at the time.

This romance had a lot less drama than some of the others in the series and it was nice to see just a really sweet story where things seemed to work out for everyone involved.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

Author Donna K. Weaver
Donna K. Weaver has always loved reading and creating stories, thus she’s been ever entertained. An avid cruiser, she’s sailed the Pacific five times. Wife-mother-grandmother-Army veteran-karate black belt-Harry Potter nerd.

The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series Enjoy this exciting new series of clean novellas by six critically-acclaimed authors. "Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love."

Book 1: Home Matters by Julie N. Ford 
Book 4: Lost and Found by Karey White 

Tour Giveaway
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