Book Review: Set Up – Second Chance Series – Book 4 by Kelly Collins

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Second Chance Series

 Book 4

by Kelly Collins




When it comes to love, can someone so wrong be so right?

She’s a thief whose victim was her own self. He’s a man who plays it safe.

After spending the past three years in prison for grand larceny, Natalie Diamond is finally free.

But living at the Second Chance Ranch won’t be easy. There’s no spa, no housekeeper, no help. Natalie isn’t paddocks—she’s Prada. She isn’t manure—she’s Marchesa. Yet, the minute she meets Roland Mallory, she knows she’ll be anything she has to be, even if it means being herself.

Roland Mallory hates being the nice guy. Nice guys finish last—always. When Natalie Diamond falls at his feet and looks up at him with those whiskey brown eyes, he knows she’s trouble. He isn’t looking for trouble. He’s looking for a partner. Natalie isn’t the love-him type, she’s the love-him-and-leave-him type, and Roland isn’t interested. That is, until he risks a taste of her lips one night—and everything changes.

They say opposites attract. But when it comes to love, can someone so wrong be so right?


My Rating:

4.5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:

Officer Ellis had me pegged.  That’s probably why I liked him so much.  He saw me for who I wasn’t.  During my lifetime of twenty-five years, I had tried on more personas than an A-list actor, but in the past three, I had never fooled him.


You realize describing him as a nice guy is like telling an obese woman she has a pretty face. 


‘You got me shoes?’  That was as good as foreplay in my book.


She’s a viper wrapped in cotton candy.  Not even the good pink kind, but the blue kind that stains your fingers and teeth.



My Review:


Another newly released ex-con has nowhere else to go so she joins her old prison friends at Second Chance ranch where her arrival provides an interesting and entertaining story.  Before her incarceration, Natalie was a spoiled trust-fund child who grew up to be a materialistic, snobby, shallow, selfish, lazy, and pampered diva.  She was also a chameleon who was entertaining and wickedly funny, yet generally lacking in authenticity.  She was not much better after prison although she did gain enough insight to become aware of her less than desirable personality traits and slowly began to see them in herself and others.  Written in my favorite dual POV, the storyline was easy to follow, engaging, insightful, amusing, emotive, steamy, and enjoyable.  I am already looking forward to the next convict being sprung.


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About the Author

kelly-collinsKelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive.

Always a romantic, she is inspired by real-time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love.

Kelly lives in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years. She loves hockey, shiny objects and has a new-found appreciation for green smoothies.





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