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Who doesn’t love the idea of a second chance at love? There’s nothing quite as heartwarming as a romantic redemption arc in which long-ago lovers get the chance to revisit what went wrong and try to find their happily ever after again. That sense of hope is precisely what makes second-chance romance such a popular trope in the world of romance books.
Although the basics of the trope are pretty straightforward, different authors handle it in different ways. You might see childhood friends or first loves reconnecting as adults, like in “Seven Days in June” by Tia Williams or “Count Your Lucky Stars” by Alexandria Bellefleur. Some books focus on married couples who may or may not be able to revive their vows, such as Martha Waters’s “To Have and to Hoax” or “The Day of the Duchess” by Sarah MacLean. Others, like “I’m So (Not) Over You” by Kosoko Jackson, bring exes together to pretend they’re still a couple. However you like your second-chance romances, you’ll find plenty to love among these recommendations!
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