Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NA Review: This Time Around by Chantal Fernando

This Time Around (Maybe #2)
by Chantal Fernando
NA Contemporary Romance
Hot ~ Fan Yourself

I loved her.
I lost her.
But I’m not willing to let her go.

This time, I’m playing for keeps.

I had high expectations for This Time Around. After getting a awesome teaser from Maybe This Time (Maybe #1) and the excerpt at the end in Maybe This Time, I was looking forward to an angsty second chance at love read. Did not get that.

It started off amazing but fell short fast. The angst was minimal  as they rekindle their relationship quickly. They spent more time with inner angry thoughts than they did bickering. I kept waiting for something huge to happen like a shock moment since they hadled everything too fast but nothing came. A few issues did come up but I was dissapointed because these issues were done already in book 1. So it was nothing refreshing. Second is one of the issues was not even needed in this book. I felt this issue was thrown in to cause drama and it was handle quickly. I never got to invest in their relationship because everything that happend was handled quickly. I never got to absorb their feelings. I really needed some high/low moments.

I do love the brothers and friends. Was loving the brotherly love feeling again. They all were the highlight of the book for me. The fun bantering put a big smile on my face.

One of the things I love about Chantal Fernando writing style is she has a way of setting up her next books with some kick butt awesome teasers. So I love knowing who is going to be up next and get a sneak peak of what is possible to come. Sad to say I did have high hopes for this book. I do not think I will read the next book as of already showing Insta-Love. I do like his character so who knows might end up reading it out of curiosity. Never know the 3rd book might end up being a winner for me.
On a good note I will try her biker series Dragon's Lair (Wind Dragons MC #1) as I do love me some biker-riding-hotties.
“You had no right Ryan. I’m not yours anymore. Ryan I’m serious you can’t do this to me.”

“I had every right. You will always be mine. Tell him to leave you alone then, Taiya.”

“So you get to fuck anything with a skirt, but a good man can’t even look my way.”

“Yeah that pretty much sums it up.”


  1. Ah, I'm sorry you were disappointed... :/

  2. Me too. Really wanted to love this book.

  3. I am a fan of this device too. We get invested in the next couple early on so we get more excited for the next installment than normal

  4. Yeah, it's no fun if there isn't any real big issue or anything too exciting going on.

    1. I do need a good steady amount of ups and downs in certain reads. This one sure needed it and was expecting it.


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