I’ve been reading a bit lately, but honestly, I’m back in school finding my escape hatch, which is a huge undertaking for a person in their early 50s. As an RN, 2020 kicked my butt, put my back to the wall and had me opening my eyes to my life as it is, and after a lot of soul searching, it’s time for a change.
But, onto other, bookish things! I have a small and wonderful Facebook group and we are celebrating Pride month! We have a book club and are celebrating Pride month. A member of our group is our host for book club and she picked the book Second Chance by Jay Northcote. It’s an #ownvoices read and it’s a great story of a true second Chance romance. Both of the main characters, Jack and Nate are 45 years old. Jack is truly starting over after a bad relationship break up with his boyfriend and Nate’s teenage daughter had some difficult times that required Nate to make the move back to his hometown where he moved in with his Mother. Jack is also home with his Mom and Dad as well.
Jack and Nate where best friends as teenagers, Nate always had a crush on Jack but Jack is gay so there wasn’t any closure to those feelings. Now that Nate is back in town, Jack is amazed at the the changes in Nate and the attraction is there for them to start a relationship.
I loved this story and my heart hurt for Nate sometimes because Jack’s parents were not accepting of him. There were pronoun problems among other issues from Jack’s parents but at the end they tried. The ending was absolutely lovely and lifted my heart up. All in all a 4 star read!