The Deja Vu Review is a weekly meme hosted by Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide. Its an opportunity to revisit old books you might have read before you launched your blog, but that you think should maybe still be highlighted.
A cute love story
So I’m a bit late in getting this one up, but when I saw the question for the week I couldn’t resist. Especially since the book I am going to review is one that I was recently talking about with a friend, who I convinced to read it and who gave it 5 stars (yes, my book recommendation powers are just that awesome!)
In most romance novels, there is a standard boy meets girl, boy and girl hook up, girl and boy get married, and depending on the publisher, girl pops out numerous kids in the epilogue. (yes, all tongue in cheek, but hey, if it works…). What I loved the most about Last Chance, My Love was that it focused on life after marriage and re-discovering love. The two main characters, Miranda and Daniel, had been married for several years, but health issues for her had resulted in them becoming further and further apart in their daily lives. So he tries to rekindle what they once had. Of all the historical romance I have read in the past, this one felt real to me – it didn’t seem to be the overly tedious courtship, but real (if that makes sense). After reading it, I went out and bought the other books in the series and never read them, so they are now on the pile as my memories of this one have been rejuvenated.