• Second Chance Romance Box Set: Jaded - Justified - Judged

  • By: Ali Parker
  • Narrated by: Hannah Pralle
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Join three college friends as they move from NYC to Maine to start new lives. 

This boxed set includes the following novels: 

Jaded

As a photographer for the New York Post, Kari was used to seeing heartache and scandal up close. But one night at the club, her whole world changed. Heartbroken and willing to call off her wedding, she decides a change is in order and moves from NYC to a small town in Maine, where the average age of the residents there is 60 (or thereabouts).

Jake left Texas quite a few years ago; his heart torn from his chest, and his mind set on being a bachelor forever. Maine would welcome him, give him land to explore and a community to belong to. No one would ever know just how jaded he was about love. That is, until he meets Kari. 

Justified

Lisa has been successful at everything she touches, her confidence is her calling card. A recent move to Maine from New York is just the change of atmosphere she needs for a fresh start. With far too many mistakes in her past, her eyes remain focused on loving and leaving, her actions justified by far too many cracks in her damaged heart. 

Marc is living the dream, his college being paid for and his sights set on great things. In a quick turnaround trip to help his older sister Kari move to Maine after heartbreak, Marc meets the woman that just might be his match. Lust has been a reoccurring theme in his life, and he has no plans of changing that. He is young and free, handsome and ready to set the world on fire, and finds that he is justified in breaking hearts everywhere he goes. 

Judged

Sicily comes from a long line of good cooking and large hips. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Culinary Institute of America, she finds success in sugary treats and rich pastries. Having moved from New York to Maine with her closest friends, Kari and Lisa, she's looking for a new start where the building of her own bakery will be her focus. She's not looking for love, nor is she interested in it. She's been judged too many times. 

Drake comes from a long line of crime, his new life a fresh start. His older brother, Demetri, worked hard to help the feisty alpha male cut ties with who he was born to be, his past completely hidden to everyone in the small town of Bar Harbor. He's invested in the town's only gym and is working hard to keep his attention only on his business, but everything changes when a dark-haired beauty begins to steal not only his attention, but his heart. 

With a past that would land him in jail, he's beyond scared to let Sicily in. Good thing she doesn't seem in the least bit interested. Will he finally push past his fear of having her judge his family and their nefarious ways and force her to see him for who he is on the inside? The past follows them until they turn and face it, reconciling who they once were from who they are to become. 

©2015 Ali Parker (P)2016 Ali Parker
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  • Categories: Erotica

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The stories were well written and it was easy to become invested in the three girl's stories. The stories were only diminished by the narration. The narrator mispronounced several words and even a name. The first book sounded like it was recorded in a bathroom. When the narrator raised her voice in the first few chapters, there was an extremely obvious echo that my ear could not get rid of after that. It was distracting every time the narrator said "Lick did" "like did" "look did" instead of licked, liked, looked.

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Three great friends. Three good Stories

1. Jaded/Justified/Judged -Ali Parker
Jaded. The story was sweet kind of the typical love sucks so why bother type of story and then the stereotypical fate brought us together and after a week of knowing each other, we’re now in love type of situation but other than that the situations, the banter between other characters, while a little too much focus on them and not enough on the main characters, was very original and very funny at times. I love the friendship between the 3 women and I’m anxious to see how their stories end. Even though this was a dual POV, I didn’t feel like we learned enough about Jake. He was just kind of there and really kind of boring. He’s not an alpha, just really complacent. Ava, you learn right away that she was in love, and she was hurt but that hurt made her more than a little insecure; understandably. Jake, really had no personality... he wasn’t an alpha, a joker, a nerd.. he wasn’t grumpy or anything. He was just kind of there. It wasn’t until the end when he just kind of decided this was what he wanted that he became more appealing as a leading male character.

Justified. Lisa and Marc’s story, I felt a little more for. It was a little more heart wrenching. Both of them dealing with the actions of their parents and trying hard not to repeat them. Both of them using sex to avoid getting their hearts broken. The ultimate question during the book was, will they be able to put that aside to take a chance on each other? It was interesting to see how that unfolded and what their friends did to provide support.

Judged. Alright.. Cicely and Drake’s story had me in my feelings for the entire five hours. As someone who has struggled with her weight and has constantly talked down to herself and thought no one would want me because of my size, I was right there with her the entire time. I felt her pain, her regret. I’ve never related to a female character more. It only takes the love of a strong man and the will to make change for you to see your true beauty. Though the story was sweet, it felt incomplete. For example.. what happened with the ____ at the building next door? What happened to the other characters involved in that situation? It directly affected the main characters however it was not mentioned again. So I feel like I’m just hanging there with all these questions. Will we ever find out?

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Story awesome, narration good, audio quality horrible!

The stories were awesome and completely different from each other (which is good when it comes to some siblings/friends series). The narrator was good when it comes to telling the story and her performance of it. The only bad thing was audio quality was bad. I could hear an echo and you could clearly tell when takes were changed. Overall worth the credit!!

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  • 11-16-20

Absolutely fantastic

I love these characters so much. These 3 stories follow 3 women through a new move, new relationships and some new career choices. All three books are written well. The performance from Hannah is brilliant. Absolutely fantastic value for money

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  • Leigh
  • 01-03-21

better to listen to paint dry

the narrator absolutely murdered this story. I sped up the speed so it was a normal pace and still this was unbearable no emotion or inflection at all. I've had to stop before the end of the first book and will be returning

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 12-20-20

Fantastic set of stories

This book set was so very enjoyable, I loved watching the gradual trust building as the relationship evolved and stabilised. The characters seemed realistic they have flaws and are interesting.

The narration was slightly distracting until I got used to it, there was a slight echo however the story more than made up for the slight audio disturbance and once I got used to it I found it wasn’t as noticeable. Very good value and well worth the credit.