Not a Second Chance

Liquid Silver Books
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In the middle of a dry spell, Allison only wants to use her irritating ex-boyfriend to take the edge off her libido. Nothing more. But when her friends challenge them to spend the whole weekend together, she can’t say no. She’s determined to win this bet, no matter how much her ex annoys her. Humor and plenty of passion will keep you turning the pages of Not a Second Chance, Book 2 of Toronto, Laura Jardine’s charming romance series.

When Allison runs into her ex-boyfriend at Temptations Bakery, all she wants is a brief catch-up. Nothing more. The man royally pisses her off, and she can barely stand five minutes with him. Though Sidney has gotten more attractive in the past ten years, and she’s having a bit of a dry spell...

Sidney has no plans to win Allison back. Not the woman who just saw him as a fun distraction and dumped him right before she moved across the country for grad school. But he wouldn’t be opposed to an hour in bed.

Unfortunately, they don’t even make it to bed before Allison’s friends interrupt. When Kristy bets they wouldn’t be able to spend a weekend together without stabbing each other, Allison and Sidney accept the bet—they don’t like being told they can’t do something.

Now it’s more than five minutes of catching up—it’s forty-eight hours of torture. And sex. Can they do it? And will this lead to the second chance neither of them wants?

Content Notes: Spicy, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy, Multi-Cultural
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About the author

Contemporary romance author Laura Jardine studied engineering and worked in mineral exploration, but always wanted to be a writer. She lives in Toronto with her boyfriend, and despite living in Canada her whole life, she hates winter. Visit Laura’s website at http://laurajardine.com/

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Publisher
Liquid Silver Books
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Published on
Apr 20, 2015
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Pages
136
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ISBN
9781622101993
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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