Saturday, November 17, 2012

Review: Once Upon a Second Chance Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Title - Once Upon a Time
Author - Marian Vere
Series or Standalone - Standalone 
Genre - Romance 
Publication November 6th 2012 


What happens to your Happily-Ever-After when your Fairy Godmother doesn't show up for work?

Julia Basham’s life was perfect. She was finally done with school, about to start an internship with a prestigious financial company which would lead to a great job and, best of all, she’d just become engaged to her very own Prince Charming, Nicholas Kerkley. Unfortunately, while Nick was warm, intelligent, and completely devoted to Julia, he was also a college dropout, with no job to speak of, and almost completely broke. While none of his shortcomings were a problem for Julia, they were a big problem for her older sister Lisa, who told her that a guy like Nick wasn’t proper marriage material for a girl on the fast track to success, Julia began to reconsider the relationship. Although she didn’t wholeheartedly agree with Lisa, after some thought Julia decided that she would take her sister’s advice and end her engagement with Nick, convincing herself that it was the right thing to do. Only after breaking Nick’s heart, and her own in the process, did Julia realize what a horrible mistake it was. 

As the story opens nearly a decade later, Julia is the quiet shadow of the woman everyone thought she’d be, who’s once fulfilling life has fallen into a stale and safe existence. Her shell of a world is thrown into upheaval when she finds out that the financial planning team she works for has taken on a new client; a now successful and very rich Nick Kerkley. Stuck in a horribly awkward situation, Julia makes a decision–take charge, step up, and find her own happy ending. However, she quickly realizes that fairy tales aren’t as strait forward as we’ve been brought up to believe. Sometimes, to get to happily ever after, you have to stop waiting for fate, strap on a pair of wings, and be your own fairy godmother.

Once Upon A Second Chance, is a modern yet whimsical take on Austen’s classic love story, Persuasion.


I received Once Upon a Second Chance as part of the blog tour hosted by AToMR Tours in return for a honest review.  Eight years have changed since Julia’s life changed forever and the name staring up at her is about to bring her little world crashing down. Her newest client for work just happens to be the man she almost married but didn’t and who she can’t stop dreaming or thinking about. Even though her sister talked to into she still regrets breaking up with Nick Kerkley because to her he was perfect and every guy she meets doesn’t even come close. With the impending arrival she fakes a sickness to get out of the office only to learn the next day her client will be arriving for the meeting after all.

Julia heads into the meeting a little sick to her stomach but when Nick takes no notice to her she thinks he’s moved on and doesn’t remember her. On the weekend house inspection things heat up for Nick and Bree who happens to be one of Julia’s best friends but for her Nick still acts as if he doesn’t know her. Julia is torn between telling him how she feels and pretending she’s gotten over him when Bree is injured by a jelly fish thanks to Julia’s quick thinking she saves her and on the ride to the hospital Nick starts to let on he does remember her but before she can tell him how she feels she sees him kissing Bree. In a panic Julia flees from the house to spend a vacation with her best friend Susan and her family only checking her email once to see an email from Bree telling her she’s in love who Julia assumes is Nick. Upon returning back to the city she learns that Bree is getting married to who she assumes is Nick.

OMG I loved this book. I could so read it over right now it was that good. I love Julia she’s a great character because she acts like a real woman would act if she was in her position. I know I would if it was me.  The story has some fun twists and turns I didn’t see coming as well as a little magic twisted in the story. It’s a clean romance my favorite kind, so anyone would be able to read it, and I suggest that if you like a quick fun romance story this is the one. I started it right before bed and didn’t put it down till I finished reading which was past when I should have been asleep since I have to get up early. I can’t say enough how much I loved this book it’s so well written and the story flows along so smoothly. Plus I love the characters they have great personality’s and add a lot of depth to the story.

Rating 5 out of 5 Stars

Marian Vere Bio 

Marian Vere is a twenty eight year old writer of Women's Fiction. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she received her degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in--oddly enough--vocal music performance, only to later discover her love of writing and storytelling. Marian is represented by Carly Watters of PS Literary, and currently lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her Husband, and two daughters.

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Giveaway: The author is giving away (5) swag bags that include a magic wand charm necklace, a magic wand book mark, and custom lip gloss with the book art. Open to US only. The publisher is giving away (5) ebook copies of ONCE UPON A SECOND CHANCE. Open International.

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