Second Chance at Two Love Lane
Series: Two Love Lane #3
Author: Kieran Kramer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Releases: August 28, 2018
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 filmstar…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 sets her sights on Hank—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?
“Readers who enjoy works by Nora Roberts and Luanne Rice will want to give Kramer atry.”—Library Journal
Kieran Kramer, author of the Impossible Bachelors series, was born in Washington, D.C. to an Air Force pilot father and actress/singer mother. She grew up mainly on Johns Island, a rural sea island near Charleston, South Carolina, where she helped build her family’s log home. Having worked for the CIA and as journalist for The Charlotte Observer, Kieran is now a stay-at-home mom. She once won $34,000 on Wheel of Fortune, and also won on Family Feud. She’s been married to her naval officer husband, Chuck, for twenty-one years, and they have three children. To learn more about this author check out her website.
A long time ago Ella Mancini passed on her chance at stardom because she thought she had another starring role coming her way, to become a blushing bride, but then the proposal was never uttered, and her supposed to be groom Hank chose Hollywood over their happily ever after. Now he has come back to town to star in a movie, she too has signed up to star in, and to say that she is nervous about the interaction after all these years is a complete understatement. For so long she has wondered what it would have been like if he had stayed, and chose her over Hollywood, and every time her heart breaks just a little bit more. She has a plan in place to keep her distance from her co-star, to keep the peace on the set, but what she doesn't know is that Hank has a few plans of his own too...
Second Chance at Two Love Lane is an unforgettable reunion story that is not only good for the heart, but good for the soul! From the very beginning you could see that these two deserved another shot at the happily ever after they missed out on ten years previous, but there was a lot of convincing and forgiving to be had, and boy was it fun to watch them rediscover what they lost. These wonderful characters pulled me into their world in matter of a couple pages, and had me in their corner instantly, I really wanted to see them make the most of this reunion and walk away from it hand in hand. This is my second visit to the series, and I have to say this visit was even sweeter than the first, there was so much to like about this one, it had drama to keep you enthralled, heartfelt emotion to tug on the heartstrings, and humor to instigate many laughs... it's the complete package in my book!
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