Happy Friday, Diverse Readers!
I truly enjoyed reading Cindy Flores Martinez’ book Love’s Second Chance!
I hope that you too will want to read her story after you read my review of it.
About the book:
Can two broken hearts find healing together?
Brad McIntyre is much too young to feel so disillusioned with his life as a deputy sheriff. Esperanza De La Cruz has left the only home she has ever known to work at Sweet Grove’s daycare. When someone steals her car, Deputy McIntyre comes to the rescue.
There’s an instant attraction between them, but they’re both broken on the inside. Her father is in prison for intoxicated manslaughter and she’s afraid that Brad won’t want to be with her because of it.
He’s thinking of leaving the only career he’s ever known but pretends that everything is fine. His desperate prayers seem to go unanswered.
When they start spending time together and their feelings for each other begin to grow stronger, things become even more complicated. When the truth comes out, will it pull them apart or will they find a second chance at love and in life together?
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I enjoyed reading this book! Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author and her heart for telling stories shows in this story about broken characters that are given a second chance at finding and keeping love.
This story has a relatable and interesting premise. It focuses on Brad McIntyre and Esperanza De La Cruz who both want different things in life but soon find out that they need each other to get what they truly need.
Brad is a disillusioned deputy sheriff. His original passion for his career is long gone and that is evident when the reader meets him. However, since he cannot think of who he would be if his identity weren’t in being a cop, he holds on and begrudgingly makes it through each day on duty. But when his job introduces him to Esperanza, she gradually breathes hope back into his life and helps him rediscover why he wanted to be a cop.
When the reader meets Esperanza she is flustered and discouraged because her car was stolen. She’s also a bit tongue-tied when Brad arrives on the scene to assist. She finds him very handsome but dating is far from her mind because all of her money, laptop, purse, food, and personal items were in her car that was stolen. Now she doesn’t know how she’s going to survive in Sweet Grove, TX without money to pay rent or a place to stay or food to eat.
Brad and Esperanza are both people of faith in God and true to the real life journey of believers in the real world, the author shows her readers in this fictional story that we can make our plans but God determines our steps.
As a reader, I kept turning the page to find out what happens next and was not disappointed in the way this story progressed. The author knows how to capture and keep the reader’s attention from the start of this story to the very last line. Cindy’s storytelling skills are extraordinary. My only complaint is that I wanted this story to be longer like a full-length novel.
However, this story is just what it needs to be—short and sweet.
*I received a free copy from the author. The review is my own, honest opinion.
About the Author: Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes Christian romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world. You can learn more about her at www.cindyfloresmartinez.com.
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