What are the best second chance romance novels?

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    #1The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 

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    Jack Lawrence
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "One of the best romance novels of all time, everyone should pick this one up."
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    #2Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.

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    Sean Wells
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Seems like a great option for people who are into romance novels."
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    #3Paradise

    Paradise
    Paradise is a romance book written by Judith McNaught that tells the story of an exciting reunion between two people with a common history. Its pages show us passion, love and also sadness.
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    Samuel Hernandez
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I read a lot of romance, but that doesn't make them all great. This isn't. I found this book to be really weak, particularly with how it tried to spin these two characters together into this fated love aspect. Too much "Movie of the Week" or "a very special episode" chapters to be interesting, and not enough detail about the characters."
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    #4Gabriel's Inferno

    Gabriel's Inferno

    The first book of 'Gabriel's Inferno' starts the story of Gabriel Emerson, a respected professor haunted by his own past that lives an uninhibited life. Dark and full of terrors, his life seems to have find light when he meets Julia Mitchell, a sweet and innocent student that will make him meet his terrible past. 

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    Nicole Hall
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I didn't expect to like this book so much, when I read the kindle sample it sort of felt kind of creepy and dark. Curiosity got the best of me and I'm so glad I bought it anyway. Once I got accustomed to the author's writing style I absolutely loved it! It's such a different love story, full of mystery and eerie dialogue. These two characters are extremely smart individuals, however they are also very damaged souls. They both struggle to bravely overcome their troubled pasts. I'll just say Gabriel has to battle many, many demons, and Julianne has to do a lot of forgiving. "
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    #5Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven
    Almost Heaven is a historical romance novel by Judith McNaught. Set in the Regency era, it tells the story of Elizabeth Cameron and Ian Thornton, as they try to find their way back into love after the ton shuns their relationship.
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    Sharon Hudson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "A wonderful tale of two willful lovers in a twisting path of secrets throughout nineteenth-century Great Britain.she must pick between two, Will Elizabeth find true love or is Ian merely a ruthless fortune hunter at heart?"
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    #6Every Breath You Take

    Every Breath You Take

    Every Breath You Take is a contemporary romance novel by Judith McNaught. It tells the story of Kate Donovan and Mitchell Wyatt, who both get caught up in family drama as Mitchell becomes suspected of murder.

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    Howard Delgado
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "This story is full of romance, but also has a lot of suspense. I like that it tells more than just your typical romance story. It has a lot of heart and tells the story of how two people learn to trust each other and believe each other no matter what happens. It tells the story of how two people meant for each other overcome all obstacles to make it work."
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    #7Rock Chick Reckoning (Rock Chick)

    Rock Chick Reckoning (Rock Chick)
    Stella, the lead guitarist of the rock band 'The Blue Moon Gypsies' was devastated after her boyfriend broke up with her. One night, she gets a mysterious call and she ends up getting shot in front of her ex-boyfriend, so he becomes her only chance of staying alive. 




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    Peter Murphy
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "Well written and I'd say semi-erotic. Great story and is a must read for romance enthusiats"
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    #8Back to You

    Back to You

    Back To You is a romance novel by Priscilla Glen. It tells the story of Lauren Monroe and Michael Delaney, who get reunited after spending years apart. However, their past poses a real threat to their future.

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    Joseph Henry
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Back to You is a well written, but somewhat forgettable "second chance" romance novels that have become very popular lately. It's worth the read, but don't expect it to become a surprise favorite."
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    #9Truly Madly Yours

    Truly Madly Yours

    Truly Madly Yours is a contemporary romance novel written by Rachel Gibson. This book was first published in 1999 by Avon. It was followed by Tangled Up In You released in August 2007.

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    Aanya Pawar
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Truly Madly Yours should definitely be a Hallmark movie. I can picture it so well. It's a great book about a woman having to go back to her small town life after her stepfather's will reading. Of course, she falls in love there. It's a fun little book to read."
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    #10Stepbrother Dearest

    Stepbrother Dearest

    Stepbrother Dearest is a book by Penelope Ward that tells the story of two step-siblings who accidentally fell in love with each other. They drifted apart after something sexual happened and they will meet again but the love might be gone. 

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    He Wu
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I found this book to be well written, sexy and far too predictable. The characters are well done and the emotions portrayed feel real, immediate and rich. But, the plot and situations weren't exactly surprising and didn't explore anything new. "
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    #11Golden Trail (The Burg)

    Golden Trail (The Burg)

    Golden Trail by Kristen Ashley is a contemporary romance fiction novel that was originally published in 2011. This is the third book in her The Burg series. It is preceded by At Peace and followed by Games of the Heart.

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    Deborah Garza
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "This serious looks rather interesting. The cover of the book is also very enticing and pretty. I would give it a try."
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    #12Ain't She Sweet?

    Ain't She Sweet?

    Ain't She Sweet? is a contemporary chick lit novel written by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. It was first published in 2004, and it tells the story of Sugar Beth Carey and her enemies-turned-lovers relationship with a high school classmate.

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    Angela Huang
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a delightful book and an enjoyable read. I found it difficult to put down because the characters are believable and complex, and the story line is enthralling. I read some pages twice because they were written so fantastically."
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    #13Out of The Box Awakening

    Out of The Box Awakening

    Out of the Box Awakening, the first book in Jennifer Theriot's young adult romance series, is about the love story between Olivia, a self-made woman who has had a rough marriage, and Ash, a man with a dark family secret.

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    Jacob Perry
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "One of the best romance novels out there. A really terrific read for all people who love a good story."
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    #14The Sweet Gum Tree

    The Sweet Gum Tree

    Alix French and Nick Anderson became friends after sharing many childhood adventures, a friendship that would eventually become love. After his abusive father gets killed, Nick leaves the town, leaving Alix alone and pregnant. 

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    Jack Aguilar
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Very romantic tale about love and second chances. I loved reading all the drama unfold and I even cried during certain chapters. "
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    #15Today. Tomorrow. Always. (Free Falling Series)

    Today. Tomorrow. Always. (Free Falling Series)

    Today. Tomorrow. Always. is a romance novel by Raven St. Pierre. It tells the story of AJ and Sam as they live their life peacefully after a slew of hardships challenged their relationship. It is the fourth novel in the Free Falling series.

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    Wang Sun
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This great novel by Raven St. Pierre is yet another stellar addition to her great lineup of fantastic romance novels. I am such a fan of this genre thanks to her. The characters are well developed, show fantastic growth and this story has several great plot points that i won't spoil here. Grab a copy soon! This book rocks."
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    #16Tied (The Tangled Series)

    Tied (The Tangled Series)

    Tied is the fourth book in the Tangled Series written by Emma Chase that tells the story of engaged couple Kate and Drew. They are about to tie the knot in a short time but things will happen to test their relationship.

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    Mildred Henry
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Reading romance books is a guilty pleasure of mine, but I don't like the fairytale romance stories. That's not how life works. I want something where there's a bit of a struggle, maybe someone has to give someone else a second chance. I heard about this book and was told it'd fit what I'm looking for, but I'm not sure I want to read three books in a series just to get to a good one. There are probably piles of books out there that I'd be looking for."
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    #17A Lover's Lament

    A Lover's Lament
    A Lover's Lament is a contemporary military romance novel written by K.L. Grayson and B.T. Urruela. It was first published in 2015, and it tells the story of the second chance romance between Katie and Devin.
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    Lori Oliver
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Katie and Devins story is very heart-warming. I found myself in tears multiple times while reading this. The characters are relatable and loveable. And it leaves you with a valuable perspective. "
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    #18Train My Heart

    Train My Heart
    Train My Heart is a romance novel written by Love Journey, first published in 2017. It tells the love story between an interracial couple, Cho-Won and Sky.


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    Juan Nelson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Absolutely slow and boring, and also not original. This so-called romance is a just a mixed of all cliches available for this type of literature."

Summary

Best What are the best second chance romance novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The NotebookBooks 35 Paid
2Pride and PrejudiceBooks 33 Paid
3ParadiseBooks 30 Paid
4Gabriel's InfernoBooks 27 Paid
5Almost HeavenBooks 27 Paid
6Every Breath You TakeBooks 24 Paid
7Rock Chick Reckoning (Rock Chick)Books 21 Paid
8Back to YouBooks 19 Paid
9Truly Madly YoursBooks 18 Paid
10Stepbrother DearestBooks 17 Paid
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