Friday, October 5, 2018

Second Chance at Two Love Lane
by Kieran Kramer

Publisher: St Martin's
Pages: 326
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Sometimes love is waiting in the second act...

In her professional career, Ella Mancini plays matchmaker at Two Love Lane but, in her personal life, she takes the stage at the Dock Street Theatre. Now she has a chance at a new role in a Hollywood movie that happens to be filming in Charleston—one that features a big-name actress, Samantha Drake. Long ago, Ella passed up a major audition while awaiting a marriage proposal. Not only didn’t she get the role; she never got the ring, either. Instead, her boyfriend Hank went on to become a huge film star…leaving her, and all her dreams, behind.

But now Hank’s back in Charleston, cast as the male lead in the same movie Ella’s in. In spite of the dramatic tension off-screen, he and Ella try to stay cool onset. But when their old feelings start to heat up—at the same time leading-lady Samantha tries to play cupid—all bets are off. How can Hank convince Ella, after all this time, that she’s the one he really wants to be with in real life—and that some happy, rom-com endings really can come true?


Kritters Thoughts:  Another romance book where the reader knows where the characters will end up, but the book is more about the journey then the predictability.  Ella Mancini is a matchmaker at Two Love Lane and she is the final of the main three to find love.  She is doing some community theater in Charleston, SC while doing the matchmaking business and in walks a former love who is going to shoot a movie in Charleston and maybe he isn't there just for work!

I love Kieran Kramer's romance books.  They are on the tame side which I like and they have a pretty good plot.  On the tame side, I mean that there isn't a ton of sexy times, you can tell that the characters have attraction without it being in your face and awkward!  There is also plot.  There is a reason characters are doing what they are doing and to be frank they are doing something!

Kramer's characters are great also.  From the three main matchmakers at Two Love Lane to the secondary, they are just interesting and full.  I wanted to know each one of their backstories, maybe some of them can be the center of future stories!

I hope there is more to this series, maybe another business in Charleston because I love her writing and I want more of it.  


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 76 out of 100


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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