Review: Second Chances (When Seconds Count #1) by D.L. Roan

Second Chances - D.L. Roan

While not my genre of choice, I read Second Chances, Volume 1 because I wanted to read Second Nature (technically When Seconds Count #3). I'm one of those readers that has to read my series books in order.

What I liked: Now there is a caveat on this whole review of Second Chances.  I skimmed the majority of the sex scenes and as it's already a short read, I read the whole thing very quickly. The synopsis is a true representative of what Second Chances is all about unlike some books that tease and don't live up to the blurb.  

You may be wondering how a romantic suspense can be combined with menage but Ms Roan marries the two genres very well. I was surprised by the absence of jealousy between the brothers as is the heroine, Claira. That's not to say there isn't a healthy competition between the brothers much to Claira's delight and enjoyment. 

Each of the brothers have a different personality and different areas of expertise (not only in the bedroom) in the running of their ranch.  I was afraid with three love interests, Ms Roan might not be able to do the characters justice....she more than met my expectations in her characters.  The whole history of Claira's hiding out in Montana isn't made very clear, you just know she's hiding but not necessarily from whom or why.  

Even with skimming so much of Second Chances, it more than held my attention because Ms Roan didn't throw all the clues at you at once and was able to throw in a few surprises I didn't see coming.

What I didn't like:  This is a big one for me. Neither Goodreads nor Amazon indicated how this series was divided up. It appears it starts as a serial with different volume numbers but there are also full length books with some of the volumes combined. This could be my fault, nah, but it was very confusing trying to not only find the reading order but not realizing it was a serial. This wasn't a big deal to me financially but it could be for some readers. I ended up buying volume's 1, 2, and 2.5 separately then saw they were offered all in one book. Very confusing and I'm usually pretty good at figuring this stuff out. 

Overall a good read IF you get Second Chances with 3 volumes in one