BLOG TOUR – No Second Chances by Beverley Hollowed

Book 1 in The Chances Series
April 29, 2013
No nonsense mechanic, Ally Brody is a ‘one chance only’ kind of girl. When she catches her boyfriend, of two years, cheating with his assistant on a surprise visit to his office, there will be No Second Chances.

Determined not to fall for the wrong kind of man again, she comes face to face with Cole Thomas. He is gorgeous, charming, rich and everything Ally swore she should stay away from.

Cole wants Ally and he will stop at nothing until he gets what he desires. Bit by bit he breaks through her barriers and takes her on a journey of love and sexual awakenings. Will her obsessed ex, who refuses to accept it’s over, or a secret Cole himself is hiding, destroy their relationship before it even gets started?

Can Ally break her own rule and explore the possibility that Cole just might be the one worthy of a Second Chance?


She stood in front of him once again and reached up and undid his tie, slipping it slowly from his neck and letting it drop to the floor. Then, as she met his stare, she reached up and began to unbutton his shirt. He fisted his hands at his side to keep from touching her; the desire to do so was so strong it was almost killing him.
As she pushed the shirt opened she softly kissed his chest and she pushed the shirt over his shoulders before it slipped down his arms. Cole reached behind himself and pulled it over his hands and let it fall to the floor.
Ally stood for a moment, watching him from beneath her long lashes before she dropped her hands from his firm chest to the waist band of his trousers. She opened the button and slowly eased the zipper down. Slipping her hands inside his trousers she let her finger tips brush against himself briefly making him take in a sharp shot of breath. He was struggling harder and harder to control himself. He wanted her. NOW!
“I’m thinking about how soft and sweet your beautiful lips would feel against mine. Don’t you wonder what it would be like to kiss me?”
What a HELL of a way to make a first impression on me Beverley Hollowed! No Second Chances was a heart pounding, soul searching, thrill ride all the way through.
I loved the female lead in this story – Ally Brody. This straightforward, intolerant female mechanic has a chip on her shoulder when it comes to the opposite sex. She witnessed her boyfriend cheating on her with his assistant! Now isn’t that just typical. It’s enough to make a girl swear off men for a long, long time….until she meets Cole Thomas. Cole has an immediate attraction to Ally. He wants her, and Cole Thomas is a man that usually gets what he wants, but can he break down enough walls to let him in to her heart?
Let’s just say Cole Thomas….SEX ON A STICK! Seriously! What is not to love?! Rich – Check, British Accent – Check, Protective – Check, Worships the ground Ally walks on  – Check! PERFECT book boyfriend material, for sure. This story had some of the hottest sex scenes that I have EVER read! The sexual tension and the chemistry between these two were off the charts!
Cole didn’t make the very best first impression on Ally that’s for sure.
“You can freeze your sexist ass of in your stupid posh car for all I care.”
So, he already had his work cut out for him. Add on the way she was treated in the past my her ex and her father, well let’s just say you have a tough road ahead of you trying to break down those cement walls around her heart. After spending time together, Ally starts to realize that this man might actually love her. She had NO confidence in herself when she was with Jason, but Cole makes her feel sexy and beautiful and her confidence grew more and more every second she was with him.
“I am scared too Cole,” Ally whispered softly against his mouth. “Please don’t break my heart.”
Needless to say, by the end of the book, I was throwing things, I was cursing out loud! You don’t know how many times I said out loud, “SON OF A BITCH!” and “SERIOUSLY?!” Have you ever gotten so involved in the story that you are yelling at your iPad/Kindle/Nook, just like you would yell at your TV when you know someone was just acting plain stupid?! Yeah…It’s like that! I was an emotional train wreck the whole time. I was captivated from beginning to end. Well done my friend! Bring on Book 2! No seriously….right away please! *winks*
 *ARC was provided by author in exchange for an honest review*



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  1. Great review Shayna! I definitely want to read No Second Chances – I’ve been seeing it and wondering if I would like it. Thanks for the giveaway!