Book Review: Jordan’s Return by Samantha Chase 1

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Jordan’s Return

by Samantha Chase





For the first time in print, New York Times and USA Today bestseller Samantha Chase’s debut novel is a heartwarming story of second chances

All Jordan Manning wants is a quiet summer on the Virginia coast with her sons to recover from a near-fatal accident and an abusive relationship. Her plans to find a new direction for her future are turned upside down when she runs into the first man who ever broke her heart…and he’s determined to win it back.

Rob Tyler thought he’d moved on, but when fate drops a second chance with his first love right in his path, his feelings rush back stronger than ever. Rob is determined to give Jordan the future they should have had years ago, but making up for past mistakes isn’t easy…


My Rating:

4 hearts


Favorite Quotes:


I want to have you all to myself, with no worries, no distractions. Just you, me, and this incredible need we have for each other.


Slinky? Who was she kidding? She didn’t even own anything slinky anymore. What was the use? No one had seen her in any form of undress in a long time.


And when he’s not busy rescuing lonely women and protecting their children, he spends his spare time flying around in his red cape stopping all the evil in the world and getting stranded kittens out of trees!


My Review:


I frequently gravitate towards second chance romances, and I have found that Samantha Chase does them oh so well. Jordan’s Return was an angsty yet sweet love story for past first-loves, with stubborn characters that couldn’t seem to get out of their own way. Jordan had suffered abuse in her first marriage and having had so little control then, she seemed overly fraught in maintaining tight control over everything else and had become overly rigid and a frustrating “Debbie Downer.” At least she occasionally displayed some awareness of this tendency… enough for me to feel empathy for her – and kept me from throwing my kindle… Jordan’s Return was actually this prodigious woman’s first book, so I am all puffed up to have read her first and latest books – now if I could just add enough hours in the day to read the mountain of books she has written in between.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.




One comment on “Book Review: Jordan’s Return by Samantha Chase

  1. Reply Anita Jun 11,2016 9:46 am

    I, too, love second chance romance. There is just something about going back to your first love.

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