Restored: A Second Chance Romance (Chance Brothers #2) by Nikki Kiley

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She was left behind eight years ago. Now he wants her back. Can a broken elopement become a relationship to last forever?

Rebecca Walton still suffers the sting of rejection. Forced to work with the man who jilted her when they were college students, the ambitious television show creator refuses to let him break her heart again. But though she works hard to maintain her distance during production, she’s furious when she finds him working in her parents’ mansion looking too good to hate.

Dale Chance carries a huge regret. Suffering from noble intentions that failed to keep him warm at night, he can’t forgive himself for hurting the woman he loves. So when a high-end renovation project puts her within arm’s reach, the master carpenter is determined to do whatever it takes to rebuild her trust.

Eventually agreeing on a truce to bury their painful past, Rebecca tentatively accepts the handsome contractor’s sincere offer of friendship. But Dale fears her demanding family’s unrealistic expectations may mean their fragile reunion will succumb to outside pressures.

Can this cruelly separated couple finally find the glue to hold them together?

Restored is the touching second book in the Chance Brothers contemporary romance series. If you like complex characters, angsty feels, and sexy fun times, then you’ll adore Nikki Kiley’s beautifully crafted reconciliation.

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4 out of 5 (very good)

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This is book 2 in the Chance Brothers series, and while not NECESSARY, reading book one, Renovated, might give you a better picture of this group of people, and also how Becca and Dale are around each other in that book.

Dale left Becca 8 years ago, and now she has returned to town, and finds him working in her mother's house. Dale always regretted leaving Becca, now he wants to make amends, but will she let him?

I really enjoyed book one, and while I did enjoy this one too, it doesn't quite hit THAT spot, and it pains me to say so, especially since I can't pinpoint why!

I liked that the bigger picture to why Dale left Becca isn't immediately obvious, it takes time for the full story to come out. I must admit, when reading, I kept thinking "there's something else coming" and then it comes, both from Dale AND Becca. So, it was a bit like watching a freight train coming at you, and there ain't nothing you can do to stop it. But I liked that, I really did.

I wasn't happy with the way Becca's mum and brother were with her, they totally put Becca down all the time. I wouldn't have been so forgiving as Becca is. Especially when the full story about that night, 8 years ago, comes out. I wanted to punch Becca's brother so bad!

I loved that Becca's friends are still looking out for her, keeping her heart safe from breaking but I also loved that Becca stands up for Dale, when her friends are dissing him, even before they decide to make it work between them.

Dale's brothers all play a huge part, and the foundations are laid for another brother to fall, whether that book is next, I'm not sure, but I will read it.

Even though it hits a different spot than Renovated, and that freight train kept coming at me, I still enjoyed this.

4 stars

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Nikki Kiley is an aspiring author of Contemporary Romance. Since she was a young girl, she dreamt of writing stories that would entertain and move her readers, like she was and still is, by talented authors. When not working the day job running a medical office, she spends hours crafting and writing stories about heroes and heroines earning their chance at love. She makes her home in Puerto Rico with her husband, two young adult children, and a gentle giant, the bull mastiff, Kira. She loves the beach, her Nespresso maker, and cupcakes (S’more in particular).

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