Second Chance at Forever by Summerita Rhayne

be8b7-scafSummerita Rhayne’s latest book Second Chance at Forever is a book which made me revisit the saying, “If you love someone, set him free. If he comes back to you, he is yours. If he does not, he never was.”

The Blurb:

What happens when the terrible twos come in threes?
Stuti loves being a mother to her triplets, but it can be a harrowing routine. She’s even more submerged in the craziness when she takes them and her mom-in-law for a trip to Rajasthan, the land of the erstwhile Thar desert royals and their palaces. After the passing away of her husband, she feels she owes it to her mil to take her to her favourite holiday. In the Amber Palace, her reckless toddler rushes onto a modelling shoot. As she picks up her daughter who has tripped over a gorgeous zardozi sari, her gaze clashes with that of the man she’d hoped never to set eyes on again in her life.
A passion that threatens to set fire to more than just her senses
Revath was everything she wanted in a man, but six years ago he chose to walk away from her. Now he wants to be back in her life. When she knows he doesn’t want the same things in life that she does, would she be wise to let anything rekindle between them? Is it already too late for rethinks?
Desire that has to be denied
Revath knew the moment he met Stuti again that he couldn’t just let her go. But Stuti is absolutely the wrong woman for him. It was proved six years ago when they chose diametrically opposite ways for themselves. He doesn’t believe in forever, so what’s he doing asking her for a second chance?
Can three little miracles be a barrier to two people finding love?

The story:

When Stuti was in college, she meets Revath. They were a team, he, the photographer and she, the model. But, it was not meant to be, because, she wanted commitment and he wanted his freedom. So one day, he walks away, never to come back. And Stuti is left alone.

She gets married to Avinash on the rebound. It is a marriage of convenience, a marriage based on liking, a marriage based on mutual needs. She shifts base to Faridkot and is content with her family and her teaching job.

Now six years later, they meet in Rajasthan, where she is on a holiday with her triplets and her mother in law and he, on an assignment. And the air between them sizzles. He wants to have an affair. He cannot stand kids and she cannot leave them.

Where does that leave them? Will they be able to overcome their past and make a future for themselves? Or will they part again?

My take:

The story is simple and the flow is good. The book has been written in a simple language. The story has all the ingredients: love, romance, understanding, passion, drama and suspense. The pace is such that  I was unable to put the book down. The author has written the story in such a way that even when I was getting angry with Revath for all that he was doing, I was feeling bad for him also.

I loved the characters and the chemistry between them. It crackles, it sizzles. I loved the triplets and also Stuti’s mother in law. Stuti is the perfect mother, who tries to play the role of both the parents for her children. She is the perfect daughter-in-law, who wants to keep her mother-in-law happy. The kids are cute and quite a handful and her mother-in-law, understanding.

Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of the book from the author in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

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