If at any time an author can bring out emotions in a reader, they are a success. If they can draw in a reader to feel engaged in the journey of their new book friends, they earn more respect. If an author can leave a reader feeling intrigued, inspired, and even offer healing, they’ve gained a bibliophile fanatic for life. - Shani K. - The Chronicles of an Abibliophobiac.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Review: "Second Chance" (The Publicist #4) By Christina George

(links to the review below)

Any good writer knows that all characters have their moments. Whether it be for the good side, bad, or just a supporting character. Mac was a large character in the first three books of course. Mac is a character that at times makes it so you despises him due to his morals and decisions, but appreciate at other times. It’s obvious he has the ability to love on a certain capacity. I can remember hearing my Mom say about a family member that he loved as much as he possibly could and in his own way. That reminds me of Mac. Life experiences and situations have shaped  him in to who he is. It was obvious of course in the end that he wouldn't end up with Kate. Nick was always my choice for her regardless. But Mac deserves a happily ever after too. Even though I was surprised at the continuance, I was happy about it too. It ties them all together and ends the series in a positive spot. It doesn't leave you with one of those dreaded cliffhangers that happen in some series.

With it being about him and Sydney, you get a peek into their history. His lost love shaped a portion of him that would later make decisions to remove him off and protect his emotions. It’s an all too common scenario in life and totally believable. How many people have loved and lost? After all it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved in the first place? Mac loved his wife at one point, and the tragedies in their lives led to both of them having negative views. Like for Mac, when he had the affairs, he had ground rules so that he would not be hurt again. Even though he did, he found he could survive it. Sydney was able to help him achieve that.

I liked Sidney right away. Like Kate, her character is engaging and you find the strength in her to be both endearing and envious. Her life to that point dictated that for her. You feel like she’s the perfect fit for Mac. Which for me is a big difference compared to him with Kate. Yes, team Nick here!

Her strength compliments the same in Mac instead of competing with it. She’s quick, thorough and to the point. She expects to have quick answers and values relationships. These things are what perhaps Mac was lacking at some points. I really liked them together. Even someone like Mac who hasn’t been the revered “good guy” in the other books, needs that closure. You get to see two strong characters blossom in a wonderful story. Ms. George gave Mac, Sydney and her fans some closure and entertainment. In my opinion, it’s a pretty good read. I would have liked for it to be a longer story. But it was enjoyable! I would recommend it to anyone. I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Authors Amazon Page: Christina George

Authors GoodReads Page: Christina George

My GoodReads Review HERE

My Amazon Review HERE

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