I can’t believe it’s already time for the “second chance romance” post—which will be the very last Lesbian Book Bingo post! The year has flown by, and although it was an incredible amount of work, I had a lot of fun with the book bingo. Thanks so much to everyone who left comments and sent in their bingo cards! Of course, a big thank-you also to the authors and publishers who participated.
If you have completed one or several bingo cards and haven’t sent them in yet, please email me before December 31 and I’ll add your card to the drawing for the grand prize!
Now on to the very last bingo square—second chance romance novels!
In a second chance romance, the two main characters have once been in love with each other, but for some reason, things between them didn’t work out. Now, years later, they meet again and get a second chance at happiness with each other. They could be former lovers or even ex-wives. Sometimes, the two weren’t a couple in the past because they were afraid to confess their feelings to each other.
15 GREAT LESBIAN SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE NOVELS
I’ve put together a list of 15 f/f second chance romances I hope you’ll enjoy.
Always Alex by Robin Alexander
Dana Castilaw grew up tossing coins in a well, hoping her wishes would come true, but the candy fountain, puppy, and love never seemed to manifest. Alex Soileau stood at Dana’s side for years tossing her coins into the well, making the same wish each time, a secret plea that she refused to reveal even to her best friend. Reunited as adults, both women realize that maybe there was magic in the well after all.
Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton
Poppy Jenkins makes everyone smile. She’s the heart of Wells, a beautiful village in mid-Wales, leaving light and laughter in her wake. But she’s the only gay in the village and it’s a long time since she kissed a girl. But could everything change when her old BFF arrives?
The Copper Egg by Catherine Friend
Archeologist Claire Adams receives a mysterious package that lures her to Peru in search of a treasure-filled tomb. She must find the tomb before looters do. She’s helped in her quest by old friends and by a strange connection to an ancient copper egg. Unfortunately Claire’s ex, Sochi Castillo, plans to find the tomb first and raid it. As Claire and Sochi are drawn into a web of intrigue, betrayal, and greed, they discover that love complicates everything.
The Art of Us by KL Hughes
When Charlee met a leggy brunette with a valedictorian medal hanging from her rear-view mirror and an attitude as biting as a Boston winter, it was love. For four years, she and Alexandra were unbreakable…until they weren’t. A chance meeting years later sweeps them up in a whirlwind of heart-rending history. Is it too late? Or should the past remain the past?
Hurricane Days by Renee J. Lukas
Two college roommates shared a life-altering romance. Years later, they emerge on opposite sides of nearly every social issue, with one of them running for president on an ultra-conservative platform. Will their reunion be bitter or sweet?
Twice in a Lifetime by Clare Lydon
When her first love walks back into her life, Harriet Locke is thrown—because Sally McCall still looks as gorgeous as ever. Sally loved her once, but 17 years later, is that still the case? And if it is, there’s just the small matter of living in different states, as well as convincing Sally she’s worth taking a chance on again. Will Harriet and Sally be lucky enough to find love twice in a lifetime?
A Road Through Mountains by Miranda Macleod
Cecily and Rorie were lovers in college, but secrets drove them apart. Now one is an unhappy housewife, the other an award-winning designer. When they are reunited backstage at a community theater production, the sparks between them are quickly rekindled, but can they overcome the ghosts of their past to find a future together?
Available at: Amazon
Finding the Grain by Wynn Malone
Kentucky was only ever going to be a summer job. Come fall, Blue Riley would be back in North Carolina, in college. But one job led to another, one town led to another, and one woman led to another. Now, after twenty years Blue faces the hardest question of all—is it time to go home?
The Miracle Girl by T.B. Markinson
After returning to her Colorado hometown to revive a dying newspaper, JJ is forced to work with the woman she secretly loved in college many years ago. Both are keeping secrets that could ruin their second chance at love. Must JJ lose everything in order to gain the life she’s always wanted?
Available at: Amazon
When I Knew You by KE Payne
When Ash Wells and Nat Braithwaite are thrown together after seventeen years apart, old resentments and passions are rekindled. The days of their heady teenage relationship are long gone—or are they? As they put aside their differences to honor the memory of a friend, Ash and Nat learn that sometimes, to build a future, you have to be willing to let go of the past.
Captain’s Choice by VK Powell
When architect Kerstin Anthony is tasked with designing a police substation, she sees it as a stepping stone to professional and personal independence, until Bennett Carlyle, the first girl she ever kissed, turns out to be her contact and supervisor.
Barring Complications (The Love and Law series, book 1) by Blythe Rippon
When a gay marriage case arrives at the US Supreme Court, two women find themselves at the center of the fight for marriage equality. Closeted Justice Victoria Willoughby must sway a conservative colleague and attorney Genevieve Fornier must craft compelling arguments to win five votes. Complicating matters, despite their shared history, the law forbids the two from talking to each other.
Getting Back by Cindy Rizzo
At her 30th college reunion, Elizabeth must face Ruth, her first love who bowed to family pressure long ago. As they try to reconcile the past, Elizabeth must decide whether she is more distrustful of Ruth or of herself. Is she headed for another fall or does she want to be the one who walks away this time?
Bait and Switch by Blythe H. Warren
When marine biologist Liv Cucinelli is unexpectedly reunited with her former nemesis Mira Butler, the last thing she wants is to spend one second with the woman who ruined her life. But Mira, oblivious to the destruction she caused, refuses to leave Liv alone. Once Liv learns the truth about their shared past, she begins to see more to Mira than she ever anticipated. Can they overcome their stormy history to become friends—or maybe more?
If you haven’t done so already, download your bingo card, pick the book you want to read for the “second chance romance” square, and start reading! Remember that you can either read one of the 15 books listed above or pick another f/f second chance romance.
Lesbian Book bingo giveaway: Win a book by leaving a comment
For the second chance romance square, I’m giving away an e-book copy of:
- Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton
- The Art of Us by KL Hughes
- The Miracle Girl by T.B. Markinson
Anyone can enter. To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment on this blog and let us know which book you’re going to read for the “second chance romance” square or if you can think of other lesbian books that fit this category.
Entries close on Thursday, December 27, 2018, 10 a.m. CET, when I’ll draw the winners using a random numbers generator. I’ll notify winners via email. Your email address won’t be used for any other purpose.
Drawing for the grand prize
I’ll be drawing winners for the grand prize on December 31, 10 a.m. CET. There’ll be three winners. The first one wins 25 e-books and a fun surprise package from Germany, and the other two win 25 e-books. All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to email me any Lesbian Book Bingo cards you completed this year. If you completed several, you can send them all and I’ll enter all of them into the drawing.
My plans for 2019
Lately, a lot of people asked me if I’ll be organizing another book bingo for 2019. Since I spent about 400 working hours on Lesbian Book Bingo, I need a little break. I might do another one in 2020. For 2019, I have something else planned for readers. I’ll be posting two fun interviews with lesbian fiction and f/f fiction authors each month, and with each interview, there’ll be a giveaway, a discounted book, or a free book. That way, you can try out a new-to-you author—or you can get a book from your favorite authors for free or at a reduced price.
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Happy holidays and happy reading,