All they need is a second chance….
It’s been three years since Ashiya Waters walked away from Russell — and made the biggest mistake of her life. She knows she shouldn’t dwell on the past. Love isn’t meant to last…and nobody taught her that better than her own family. But when her grandmother unexpectedly dies, leaving Ashiya in charge of a multimillion-dollar company, Russell is the only one who can help her…and things get complicated fast.
Russell Gilchrist would do anything to be named COO of Robidoux Holdings — with all of the power and money that comes along with it. He’s been desperate to solve the disappearance of his brother, Roderick, for years, and the Robidoux influence could finally turn this cold case hot — and give his family some much-needed closure. The job is his…if he helps Ashiya manage her new business. He’ll just do his work and get out — that’s the plan. But being so close to the woman who broke his heart is dangerous. Seeing her smile and feeling her touch makes him want to forget the past. But will this second chance at love burn them both?
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating POVs by chapter.
This is book 4 in Synithia Williams’ Jackson Falls series. There are storylines that run throughout the series, so I recommend experiencing them all and in order – starting with the novella, The Promise of a Kiss.
Ashiya & Russell have both been background characters since book 1. Ashiya is a cousin to the main family and has been happily outside the drama of Robidoux Holdings. Russell has been working his way up the company while avoiding Ashiya after she hurt him when their relationship ended.
Williams’ gives these two an epic second chance romance as well as making both their dreams come true, even if not in the way they expected. There’s some compelling side stories going on here: the mysterious disappearance of Russell’s brother, embezzlement, and Ashiya’s parents self-centeredness.
I loved the way it all unfolded as well as the pacing of the story. This continues to be a fun and dramatic series on top of steamy romance.
I continue to adore Adenrele Ojo’s performances. She does a great job with all the characters, the southern accents, and the various emotions. It’s a treat to listen to her.
About the author:
Synithia has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural she would begin penning her own soon after. It wasn’t until 2010 that she began to actively pursue her dream of becoming a published author. Synithia has also written two books under the pseudonym Nita Brooks. When she isn’t writing, she works on water quality issues for local government while balancing the needs of her husband and two sons.
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About the narrator:
Adenrele Ojo is a native Philadelphian who currently resides in Los Angeles by way of New York. She is a wearer of many creative hats: actress, voice-over artist, producer and photographer.
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My Favorite Quotes
She might have grown up in the mix of the Robidoux family with all their drama, fighting for control, and business acumen, but she’d never wanted any of that. – Foolish Hearts by @SynithiaW #Audiobook narrated by @adenreleojo #Drama #Romance #JacksonFalls #SecondChanceTweet
Fine as hell was a weak string of words to describe Russell Gilchrist. – Foolish Hearts by @SynithiaW #Audiobook narrated by @adenreleojo #Drama #Romance #JacksonFalls #SecondChanceTweet
His attraction to her, which he’d prayed for years would die and go to hell, had come back to life in full force. – Foolish Hearts by @SynithiaW #Audiobook narrated by @adenreleojo #Drama #Romance #JacksonFalls #SecondChanceTweet
I’ve got you. I won’t let anything happen to you. – Foolish Hearts by @SynithiaW #Audiobook narrated by @adenreleojo #Drama #Romance #JacksonFalls #SecondChanceTweet