Sunday, May 25, 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway for Last Second Chance by Caisey Quinn

Last Second Chance by Caisey Quinn
Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 12, 2014

When Stella Jo Chandler gets an offer to work at the Second Chance Ranch celebrity rehab facility right after graduating from Texas A&M, she’s tempted to turn it down. She wants to help real people with real problems, not spoiled celebrities going on vacation for publicity. But growing up on her family’s ranch left her with a love of horses that draws her to the opportunity. How bad can babysitting a bunch of strung out celebrities be?

What she didn’t count on was being roped into a tangled mess with infamous rocker and three-time rehab drop out Van Ransom on her first day. And she sure didn’t expect to feel the overwhelming attraction that pulls her to the man who has more issues than she can count on both hands. Like the hotel rooms and tour buses he’s famous for trashing, the havoc he could wreak on Stella’s heart would be irreparable.

Van isn’t at Second Chance for publicity or because he’s suffering from “exhaustion”. He’s on the brink of destruction, and he needs the kind of help Stella isn’t sure she can give. But without her, he'll lose everything. Because he’s on his last second chance.


REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
3 HEARTS out of 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance

“I-I think I already belong to you. That first day, when you ran into me, something… something happened to me.”

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After graduating from Texas A&M Stella Jo Chandler is offered a job at Second Chance Ranch; a place known to house celebrities for rehab. She’s not exactly thrilled with the prospect but she accepts the offer. You see, for Stella the ranch offers her more than just a job, it also allows her to be around her first love. Horses.

Van Ransom is the lead singer of a famous band aptly named Hostage for Ransom. Hostage for Ransom..cute right? I love the band name! Ok, well Van is known for his partying bad boy ways and his hard core drug use. Now apparently on his last straw, Van’s manager tells him straight up that if he can’t complete this rehab stint successfully then his band will not be signed to the new label they are aiming for.

Unexpected yet oh so right..
When Van and Stella meet the attraction is equally felt and lust is equally unleashed. Stella is not shy as Van takes exactly what he wants from her. Neither thinks about the consequence and both seem to be driven by the need to have the other…possessed by pure desire.

My Rating and Why
It pains me to give Last Second Chance 3 STARS. Did I enjoy it? Yes. I just didn’t love it. For me personally the book felt similar to another book I recently read..not the characters but it’s tone and theme. It could be that I read the books to close in a small timeframe instead of spaced apart. Never the less, sadly the book just wasn’t for me. I do however look forward to more from this author as I have enjoyed books by her prior to this one.

My Ratings
Characters- Sexy and witty
Writing Style- Fair
Plot/Storyline- Girl can’t have her dream, she hopes to help others get theirs. She goes to work at a rehab facility. She meets rocker Van Ransom and things heat up quickly between the two.
Steam Factor- Med/Moderately Steamy
Entertainment Level- From Lo-Med-Hi I was mildly entertained but never missed the story or its characters if I had to put the book down.
Overall- I liked it! Check it out!

Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it!
*Copy kindly provided by author for an honest review*

How did the idea for Van & Stella’s story come to you?

My husband and I were looking at places to vacation and we came across this ranch in Texas (The Wild Catter) and it looked so secluded and private that I thought it’d make a great rehabilitation facility for celebrity types. I already knew that I’d write about one, but it was the model for the Second Chance Ranch.

How many books are planned for the Second Chance series?

Four definitely, possibly two additional ones. Each one is a stand alone with different characters that somehow incorporates the ranch.

How is this series different from your previous Kylie Ryans series?

It’s a lot grittier and sexier. In Kylie’s series, her career was as much a character as she was, but in this series there’s more focus on addiction and darker, more personal issues.

What was the hardest part about putting out something new and different than what your readers were used to?

The fear that everyone would hate it! Or that they’d think I was just jumping on the erotica bandwagon. I always knew I would write something darker and sexier, more adult than New Adult, after Kylie’s series, but not all of my readers were expecting that leap. Fortunately they held my hand the whole way! I am very blessed to have such loyal and precious readers!

What’s your favorite part about being an indie author?

Having so much control over the cover, the formatting, the price and the release dates.

Least favorite part?

Being responsible for making decisions about the cover, the formatting, the price and the release dates. ;)

What’s one thing that readers might find surprising about you?

I write my books out of order! I always thought I was doing it wrong, writing scenes this way, until I met several other writers at retreats that did the exact same thing.  

What can we look forward to from you?

There will be a surprise release this summer that’s a part of the Keep Me Still world, and Falling for Fate this fall, which is the next book in the Second Chance series.

Fast Five

Coffee or Tea?  Sweet Tea please!

Chocolate or Vanilla? Definitely chocolate!

Billionaires or Cowboys? Cowboys

PC or Mac? Mac, but that’s a recent change.

Night Owl or Early Bird? Definitely a night owl ;) It’s the only time I can get any work done!

Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at . 


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