Then There Was You & My Way Back To You (Second Chances Duet) by Claire Contreras | Book Reviews



Love and the right timing were two things I didn’t believe in.

Love is about walking to the edge of the cliff and taking the leap together.
Timing was never on our side.
My first mistake was hooking up with my best friend.
My second came years later, when we met again, and I fell for her.
My third was letting her go, because I had to. Because a love like this wasn’t built to withstand the winds coming in our direction.

Love and timing.
I didn’t believe in either.
Then there was you . . .

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 Then There Was You by Claire Contreras
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Second chances are rare to find, but in this fictional world, Claire Contreras knows how to get you hooked, invested, and fall in love with her characters that are unique in every sense of the way…
 ➳As a reader who detests any sort of angsty romance I must say… this novel was not half bad. Also, as an avid lover and follower of Claire’s I can say that her writing has made a way of a one-eighty degree turn. I am going to make this review short and sweet because I don’t really have a lot of words that can describe how beautiful and elegant this novel is. The characters were described and explained throughly with every precise detail that a reader may need. The plot twists, the drama, the un-answered questions… everything is taking part of this novel if you are looking for something that can distract you for a long ride to come.

➳Yes, indeed, there is a cliffhanger, and in my opinion it is a cliffhanger that I found… rather… interesting? Not saying it’s anything bad or something, but I found that part of the novel, a bit… rushed. I am of course anticipating the next novel just so the sake of me finds out what happens to Rowan and Tessa. Their chemistry of course is one that I can read over and over and over again. The way Claire describes it, with such raw, and pure emotions captivated my heart in every sense of the way.

 ➳Overall, this second chance at love romance is one that I would recommend for those who are NOT looking for a quick romance. If you have not read a novel by Claire before, I highly recommend starting off with her novel of The Complete Hearts Series.

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Book 2 in the Second Chance Duet . . .

Love isn’t always about timing.
Sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and roll with it.

I admit I wasn’t ready.
I know you don’t want to look at me, let alone talk to me, but please, let me explain.
Let me tell you all the ways my heart broke when you walked away.
Let me show you what our years apart have done to me.

Give me a chance to find my way back to you . . .

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My Way Back to You by Claire Contreras
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The world separated them from being together but their fate is bringing them back home to finding their inner love and passion that they truly have for each other…

➳I am keeping this review short and sweet because I actually adored the second part to this novel. This one by far is my favorite for sure. I don’t know how it happened that I ended up liking this book better than the previous one, but it did y’all. Rowan has never been so attractive now that he has gained that retrospective of being possessive over Tessa. Their love for each other is one that throughout the years of being apart, never seemed to diminish. Even when they saw each other for like five minutes, their love and passion was still there. Now this is what a true second chance romance is all about. Going through the struggles and obstacles life makes you go through, that’s what Rowan and Tessa indulges you to read more and more about their true love story.

➳Overall, Claire Contreras has reached that point in her life where anything she seems to write, at least for me, it’s just a masterpiece of its own. We get a better understanding and the enhancement there is when reading her writing. As a personal state of mind, I love how she incorporated a part of her personal life struggle in this story. It’s something that is warm-hearted and makes you comfort to the characters. This duet series will never get old for me that’s for sure, and I look forward to reading more of her upcoming novels…

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About Claire:

Claire doesn’t like to talk about herself. Because of this, she asked a friend of hers to write her bio. This is what she got:

Claire is caring, smart, witty, and funny as heck. Despite being a New York Times Best Selling Author of a popular contemporary romance series, Claire doesn’t read many romance novels. However, when she sits down to write, those are the ones that pour from her fingers. Much to her displeasure, we like to say she’s a romantic at heart.

She is a breast cancer survivor who lives in Miami with her good looking husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch and she continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s always lost in a book (the more suspenseful, the better).

2 thoughts on “Then There Was You & My Way Back To You (Second Chances Duet) by Claire Contreras | Book Reviews

  1. I’m happy to hear you liked this one even more than the first. I wasn’t a big fan of the first (I usually adore Claire’s books), but I still wanted to read the next one. Now, I’m not so nervous about reading it!

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