Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Second to None by K.A. Linde Release Blitz

Available Now. Second to None by K.A. Linde.

A stand-alone, second-chance, grumpy-sunshine romance about Josie & Maddox by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde...

Maddox Nelson is the only boy I’ve ever loved.

And the only one to break my heart.

I thought I was over that long ago. After drowning the heartbreak in two failed marriages, I should want safe and easy, and Maddox is nothing but complicated.

Now that I’m back home in Savannah, I can’t deny the pull toward him. He’s the grumpy to my sunshine, the introvert to my extrovert, the uncompromising to my go with the flow. But years of friendship, love, and tangled lust binds us together in the city where it all began.

When heat flies between us, he makes it clear that we already had our chance. Both of us should move on.

Except I’m no longer okay with that idea.

I’ll prove to him that I come second to none.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Coastal Chronicles!
For book one, Hold the Forevers, click HERE.
For book two, At First Hate, click HERE.


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Second to None by K.A. Linde

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is a standalone but fits with two other books in the Coastal Chronicles series. They give us Lila, Cole, and Ash's story in the first book, and Maddox's twin, Marley, finally gets her high school love Derek in the second. Now Maddox and Josie get to deal with their unresolved feelings for each other.

Josie has been a household name thanks to her acting in a big TV series, but her childhood friend has bigger success with a couple of Oscars for his animation and CGI work. Little does she expect to come home for a TV show reunion and find that Maddox is also involved in production. There is a lot of unexplored love and lust between them, and whilst they have been kept up to date with information by their common friends and family, there is much which is unknown. However, both of them still feel that deep love and friendship which they wish they could recapture.

I loved seeing how they dealt with the barriers put in front of them, and how they had grown up and learned how best to try and secure the future that they both desire. A really engaging and enjoyable period of escapism!

Second to None is the third installment in the Coastal Chronicles series. While it would be easy enough to read as a standalone without too much confusion, I caution against it. As a continuation, the setting, the characters, and their connections are built across the series, and the reader would miss out on the emotional impact of what draws the entire cast together.

In another lifetime, Josie and Maddox began their journey back in high school. The delicious angst for a teenage girl who had a crush on her best friend's brother and the brooding angst of the teenage boy having a crush on his sister's best friend. Josie is a flighty flirt, while Maddox takes everything seriously. While they would balance each other's personalities, it's best left unexplored as to not harm the ties that bind.

While opposite personalities attract, the college years were for exploration. Josie was not ready to face the intensity she shared with Maddox.

Told in the past and in the present in Josie's voice, she tries to find her footing along the way, making mistakes that help her grow into a strong, successful woman. While I may not have liked all of Josie's choices, they made her feel real to me, flaws and regrets, and stumbling learning steps in the journey.

Two grown, lonely adults at the pinnacles of their careers, regretting what could have been/what should have been, while celebrating their similar successes but missing out on celebrating them together.

Josie returns to Savanna, only to discover she will be working in close proximity with Maddox... let the angst begin.

K.A. Linde is my go-to for angst, and Second to None delivers. Josie and Maddox's relationship is entertainingly messy, filled with history and near-misses, exactly how a complicated second-chance romance should be.

Highly recommend to fans of the author, contemporary romance, and those looking for a hefty dose of angsty deliciousness.



I wish things could go back to the way they were. We don’t have to be enemies when we were always more.


Author Bio

K.A. LINDE is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Second to None (Coastal Chronicles #3) by K.A. Linde to read and review.

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