Book Title: Second Chance
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Genre: Over 40 Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2019

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A widow at forty-four, her husband left her a letter.

Contact Denton.

Once upon a time, the three of them had been best friends.

Mati Rath isn’t sure she should look back.

Her heart isn’t ready, or so she thinks.


A pleading phone call forces him to make a decision.

I’ll be there.

Yet, he hasn’t been home in twenty-seven years.

Denton Chance isn’t sure he should return.

The past still haunts his heart.

A desire that never left them, along with circumstances beyond their control, brings the past to the present.

Can one sexy silver fox face the woman he once left behind but never let go?

Sometimes love deserves a second chance.


Second Chance is the fourth novel from L.B. Dunbar’s fantastic over 40 romance collection and, once again, she has completely outdone herself. The story of Denton and Mati grasped ahold of my heart right from the start and hung on tight right to the very end.

When Denton disappeared 27 years ago, he broke Mati’s heart. But despite their years of separation, the love they felt for each other always remained in their hearts. And from the moment Denton finally returns home and their eyes meet again, despite the long passage of time, the sparks resume between their souls and reignite the passions between them that were never consummated. But will the shadows and secrets of the past ever dim in Mati’s heart and allow her to experience the love in Denton’s arms that they both always secretly dreamed of?

Each time I pick up a new story from Ms. Dunbar, I fall in love with her characters all over again. Well, Denton and Mati are no exception. In spite of them both finding and living their lives for many years without each other, from the moment their hearts return to the same space in time, their spirits reconnect as if they had never been apart. It was fun to “see” the return of a few of her characters from the past and also meet some new and interesting ones as well. Second Chance is another must read from L.B. Dunbar which will make your heart flutter over and over again.

As an aside: I’ve seen some other reviews that question the validity of two mature adults acting like teenagers when they reunite making their story seem unbelievable. However, I have never felt that way with any of the stories from Ms. Dunbar’s over 40 series. In fact, I truly believe that when you have two passionate souls in love, they will always remain forever young, despite the years of life that have passed.



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L.B. Dunbar has been accused of having an over-active imagination. To her benefit, this imagination has created over twenty novels, including a small-town world (Sensations Collection), rock star mayhem (Legendary Rock Star series), MMA chaos (Paradise Stories), rom-com for the over forty (The Sex Education of M.E. and After Care), and a suspenseful island for redemption (The Island Duet). Her alter ego, elda lore, creates magical romance through mythological retellings (Modern Descendants). Her life revolves around a deep love of reading about fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and strong alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh, a strong hug, and an occasional margarita. Her other loves include being mother to four grown children and wife to the one and only.