Released: May 12th, 2014
When Stella Jo Chandler gets an offer to work at the Second Chance Ranch celebrity rehab facility right after graduating from Texas A&M, she’s tempted to turn it down. She wants to help real people with real problems, not spoiled celebrities going on vacation for publicity. But growing up on her family’s ranch left her with a love of horses that draws her to the opportunity. How bad can babysitting a bunch of strung out celebrities be?
What she didn’t count on was being roped into a tangled mess with infamous rocker and three-time rehab drop out Van Ransom on her first day. And she sure didn’t expect to feel the overwhelming attraction that pulls her to the man who has more issues than she can count on both hands. Like the hotel rooms and tour buses he’s famous for trashing, the havoc he could wreak on Stella’s heart would be irreparable.
Van isn’t at Second Chance for publicity or because he’s suffering from “exhaustion”. He’s on the brink of destruction, and he needs the kind of help Stella isn’t sure she can give. But without her, he'll lose everything. Because he’s on his last second chance.
"Some sins are worth it."
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Caisey Quinn has impressed me once again. Last Second Chance was an emotional roller coaster I had the pleasure of riding. The chemistry between Stella Jo and Van was off the charts and the way they connected just touched me deeply. Aside from handling the pressures of being together at present time, they are also each fighting demons of their own. Beautiful!
This book was absolutely fantastic! I finished it in a day (which I don't usually do cause I'm so busy).
Stella Jo is a strong, independent woman. She can be sweet and also sassy. However, she's a stubborn character who's still dealing with problems from her past – dealing as in running away from them. But I love how she's not afraid to admit that she's wrong.
"I've been unfair to you and… And no one's guaranteed tomorrow, right?"
Then we also have Van Ransom. Before getting into rehab, he was on a self-destructive warpath. Like Stella, Van hasn't fully released the issues from his past and they were tying him down. But he's a man who knows what he wants and he works his ass off to get it, no matter what the cost. Although yes that's a bit reckless, you can't deny that he's determined.
And my God, the things he says:
"Baby, I am always hot for you. I've been burning the fuck up since the first time I laid eyes on you."
Together, they create such a strong bond that blows my mind away. I love these two together because they have the kind of relationship where one changes the other in a good way. They're not destructive together. It's just wow.
✭ BOOK LINKS ✭
♕ Last Second Chance (Second Chance #1) ♕
Today, we've got Van Ransom here for an interview with Rolling Stone. Check out what Van has to say below! — Sam
VAN RANSOM: Mad Man or Just Misunderstood?
ROLLING STONE INTERVIEW WITH VAN RANSOM
RS: Hello, Mr. Ransom. It’s nice to meet you.
Van: Is it? *leans back in chair and folds heavily inked arms* What would you say is particularly nice about it?
RS: Um, well…your band, Hostage for Ransom, has had an amazing year. That must be pretty exciting to be a part of. How has the past year been for you?
Van: *snorts* Honestly I can’t remember most of it.
RS: *checks notecards* When you say you can’t remember, you mean…
Van: I mean I was dropped on my head a lot as a kid and I have short-term memory deficit.
RS: Okay. Perhaps you should see a doctor.
Van: Perhaps I should. I’ll look right into that.
RS: Mr. Ransom, surely your aware of the rumors circulating.
Van: Can’t say I am. Don’t have a habit of paying attention to rumors.
RS: Ah well, of course not. I just meant that, with all the media speculation, surely you’re aware that there have been mumblings about the possibility of your label, Red Devil Records, dropping you due to the incident last year in Vegas.
Van: I was in Vegas last year? Well, damn. Kind of wish I did remember that.
RS: Let’s take this opportunity to lay the rumors to rest then. Did you or did you not wreck a ten thousand dollar a night hotel room?
Van: *raises and eyebrow* That’s what they tell me.
RS: Any idea why you might’ve done something like that? Did you have a fight with someone? Another member of your band perhaps?
Van: *huffs out a harsh laugh* The only person I fight with is the voice in my head. So yeah, maybe he pissed me off.
RS: And the bus?
Van: *narrows eyes* What about it?
RS: Want to tell your fans why you trashed your tour bus last week and canceled two shows in New York?
Van: There was…New York is… You know what? On top of all the shit I can’t remember, I have no recollection of agreeing to this interview. I think we’re done here.
*stands abruptly, knocking over chair and is followed out by his manager and a publicist*
Van Ransom, ladies and gentlemen. Mad man or just misunderstood? We can’t be sure. Guess you’ll just have to decide for yourself.
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at www.caiseyquinnwrites.com .