Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lucky Second Chance by Nickie Seidler...

Title:  A Lucky Second Chance
Author:  Nickie Seidler
Genre:  Suspenseful Romance
Release Date:  June 28, 2013
Blog Tour Host:  Life with Lesley


What do you do when life doesn't go as planned? 

Nobody plans to be abused.  Emma Dunn certainly didn't.  When life with her fiance takes a terrifying turn, she flees to her hometown of Chicago without looking back, and her brother Kevin takes her in.  Life is slowly getting better for Emma, thanks in no small part to real-life Prince Charming, Nathan Weber.  He sweeps her off her feet, almost literally, and dotes on her from day one.

But when the unexpected happens and their pasts catch up with them, can their fairy tale still have a happy ending?

Even the strongest can break.  Love has the power to consume, but also has the power to break.

Nathan turned into an alley, wrapped his arms around my waist, and gently pushed me backwards against the brick wall.  He slid his hand up and pushed my hair aside out of my face, and gently grabbed my head, tilted it back, and locked his luscious lips to mine.  He stood there kissing me as our tongues met, twirling inside our mouths.  He was heavenly.  Holy Shit. God, he knew how to kiss.  I loved the feel of his warm hand on my cheek and his other hand firmly grabbing my waist.  My heart beat faster and faster as the kiss intensified, mesmerizing me.  I took my hands and pushed him back softly and took a deep breath.

We both stood there for a few seconds and just stared at each other completely speechless.  There it was again, that radiating feeling that just shook my body.


Born and raised in the Chicago - land area, Nickie Seidler is a up and coming young author.  Her new-found dream of being a writer has led to the completion of her first book "A Lucky Second Chance".  Nickie is married, and when not writing, enjoys cooking new recipes for them to try, water aerobics, car racing and spending quality time with family and friends.  She is currently writing her second book to be released early 2014.

My Review:

This book was beyond AMAZING!  I don't have words for how I felt about this book.  I have never been physically abused myself but there are so many other kinds of abuse out there and it doesn't always just come from the person you are dating or married to.  I absolutely loved the end of this book when he surprises her for the last time and I really hope to hear that there will be a book two because I want to know what happens next.

I while things happen really fast between all of the characters I know for a fact that it isn't actually all that outlandish.  I was sucked into this book by all of the both good and bad luck these characters face.  In the end these characters have faced so much and in only a short year.  I am still processing what all happened in some parts.

I love that Nickie has written this book in a way that tells women not to put up with it.  Seek help.  Don't do anything rash and never go back to your abuser.  Just plain get out and stay out.  There are examples throughout the book of different things that could end up happening and it is just a great book.  Nobody deserves to be abused whether it is mentally, emotionally or physically.

Thank you Nickie for writing such a great book and showing these points!  It is Amazing and I read it in a day after finishing another book.  Great job!

Praise From Others:

"A Lucky Second Chance is filled with love, suspense and plenty of twists.  I loved Emma's integrity and Nate's ability to help her overcome her past."  Author Sophie Monroe USA TODAY and Amazon Best Seller

"A Lucky Second Chance is an emotional ride and demonstrates the power of love.  Emma captures your heart and you feel her pain.  The descriptions Nickie Seidler includes truly paints a clear picture.  Be ready to cry and smile because this book has it all."  Author S. Moose

"A Lucky Second Chance is a journey of self discovery filled with mystery, suspense, and intense love.  Emma and Nate are a power couple that help each other heal their pasts as they give us hope for the future."  Author MJ Carnal

Abuse comes in many forms.  Whether it is physical, verbal, sexual, emotional or even financial abuse, help is available to you.  If you or someone you know is being abused, please consider contacting one of the following National Abuse Hotlines or your local police department for assistance.

Womenshealth.org - Violence against women
Violence and abuse affect women from all kinds of backgrounds every day.  Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them.  Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain.  Find hotlines and suggestions that can help.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Provides support and assistance to anyone involved in a domestic violence situation, including those in same-sex relationships, male survivors, those with disabilities and immigrant victims of domestic violence.  All calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline are anonymous and confidential.  Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

Abuse Victim hotline - Hotline Information by State

National Dating Abuse Hotline for Teens and Young Adults
A national, 24-hour resource specifically designed for teens and young adults.  Accessible by phone or internet, the National Dating Abuse Helpline operates from a call center in Austin, Texas.

RAINN - Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.  They operate the hotline in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country as well as operating to DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week who can provide assistance in 170 languages.  All calls are anonymous and confidential.

Worldwide - International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies
A global list of helplines and crisis centers.

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