Potter Lake, GA is a small town filled with life and love, where the hustle and bustle slows down just enough to notice what— and who is around you.
For recent transplants Sage Owens and Bennett Alexander, their greatest losses marked the end of to have and to hold. While time marches on, it doesn’t move in reverse; it doesn’t bring back the love of your life.
These two souls are drawn together in this quaint town and discover that their meeting is not so accidental but fated. What time may bring this holiday season is a second chance at love.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating between Bennett & Sage’s perspectives.
This short story was a lovely addition to the Potter Lake series. It starts about a year after the epilogue of book 1, Leslie’s Curl & Dye. However, as the main characters were not really featured in that, so you could read this on its own.
This is a great read for those still in the mood for a little “holiday” in their reading as it’s set over Christmas and New Year’s. White gives another low angst relationship set in a small town. I love that this time the MC’s are in their mid-40s. Bennett and Sage are both widowed with grown children and struggling with the guilt that comes from being ready to move on. White does an amazing job of balancing their sweet & understanding with need & sexy.
An easy and delightful read. I’m super excited to listen to book 3, The Guy Next Door.
About the author:
DL White began pursuing a writing career in 2011 after enjoying a lifetime of reading and hobby writing. In 2015, she published Brunch at Ruby’s, an upmarket fiction novel about three lifelong best friends and the soul food cafe at the center of their friends. Since then, she has published ten Black romance and women’s fiction titles in ebook, print and audio formats with more to come.
DL has a legendary love for coffee, fried chicken, and brunch, especially on a patio. Her true obsession is water: lakes, rivers, oceans, waterfalls! When not writing books, she devours them. She publishes reviews and thoughts on writing and books on the blog and publishes short fiction on her podcast.
DL lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
You can connect with DL White here:
My Favorite Quotes
Sage tried hard not to grin like an idiot, but she couldn’t help it. – Second Time Around by @Author_DLWhite #Romance #ShortStory #SmallTown #Widow #Widower #Over40 #PotterLakeTweet
Maybe that’s what I’ve been doing wrong all along. Looking for everything else when I needed to be looking for a connection with someone. A spark. So… thanks for being the spark. – Second Time Around by @Author_DLWhite #Romance #ShortStory #SmallTown #Widow #Widower #Over40 #PotterLakeTweet
You aren’t old. The kids say seasoned. I like that. – Second Time Around by @Author_DLWhite #Romance #ShortStory #SmallTown #Widow #Widower #Over40 #PotterLakeTweet