Friday, April 5, 2019

Second Act by Nancy Herkness


Lights. Camera. Romance.

Jessica Quillen, veterinarian for the charitable K-9 Angelz program, didn’t mean to stumble into the middle of a New York movie shoot. She just wanted to rescue the stray dog she’d been chasing. Instead, she’s playing catch-up with her ex-fiancé—and the screen’s hottest action hero, Hugh Baker. The only man she ever loved. The dream that disappeared. The heartthrob who’s now hoping for a “take two.”

Seeing Jessica triggers emotions Hugh has tried to forget. Abandoned by his mother to foster care, he still struggles to feel worthy of love and to open his heart to a woman. His biggest mistake was not trusting Jessica. It was his fault she left. All he wants now is to make up for lost time. But he has to prove that she can trust him.

Though the sparks still smolder, he’s still Hollywood—a world far away from Jessica’s. Now it’s up to her to give their love story a happily ever after.


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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance

Jessica and Hugh were hot and heavy once before. When Jessica realized that Hugh was destined to be famous, she knew that in order for him to follow his own dreams, she had to break her own heart. What she didn't foresee were the aftereffects – Hugh shut her completely out.

Now, running her own vet practice, she also is still a bleeding heart for all animals. When she is literally run in to by her old flame, she will have to guard herself to make sure that she isn't caught off guard again.

Hugh has never forgotten Jessica. With his past, it was just another blow that he expected in a long line of disappointing memories of his past. Despite his fame, he is envious of his good friend, Gavin's life. Hugh wants someone to come home to. But he also understands what he's asking of a partner. To have their lives splashed in public is no easy thing.

Despite their once different views on what would take their relationship to work, both Jessica and Hugh still burn up the sheets and have amazing chemistry. I liked watching them both realize that they could appreciate what the other does for a living, without sacrificing their own happiness or job.

It is a sweet second chance romance with some lovable pups, risk taking, and in the end, both will have to decide if they are worth the risk. I have enjoyed the previous books in this series and this one didn't disappoint.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars of hotness

This is the second book in the series, and it is in the same world as the first book, but I don't think you need to read them in order.

I really enjoyed this second chance romance, which came about eight years after the couple first split. I found the background to their relationship really well explained. Hugh's poor behaviour in respecting Jessica's ability to cope on the red carpet had caused such a rift between them, that she felt she was holding him back. Now that he has made it big, he realises that what he had with her was real, and is very keen to try and make it work... unsurprisingly she is less certain!

As we get to understand them both better through their work, their commitment to others, and their actions, it is entirely believable that they will find their way once again... but not for a minute that it will be simple. Be ready for some very descriptive writing – both of the very sexy nature, and for the not so pleasant aftereffects of looking after some very sick dogs with digestive issues (shall we say!).

Lovely book with some fun, plenty of reflection, and a hopeful future outcome.


Also Available in the Second Glances Series

Book 0.5
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For reviews & more info, check out our Second to None post.


Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Second Time Around post.



Nancy Herkness is the award-winning author of the Wager of Hearts, Whisper Horse, and Second Glances series, as well as several other contemporary romance novels. With degrees in English literature and creative writing from Princeton University, she has earned the New England Readers’ Choice award, the Book Buyers Best Top Pick honor, and the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, and she is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award.

Nancy is a native of West Virginia but now lives in suburban New Jersey with a goofy golden retriever.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Second Act (Second Glances #2) by Nancy Herkness to read and review.

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