Thursday, 12 April 2018

ARC REVIEW : Second Chance by Jay Northcote


Everyone deserves a second chance.

Nate and his teenage daughter need a fresh start, so they move back to the village where he grew up. Nate’s transgender, and not used to disclosing his history, so it’s hard living where people knew him before. When Nate reconnects with Jack—his best friend from school and unrequited crush—his feelings return as strong as ever.

Jack’s returned home to get his life in order after an addiction to alcohol caused him to lose everything: his job, his driver’s licence, and nearly his life. He’s living with his parents, which is less than ideal, but rekindling his friendship with Nate—or Nat as Jack once knew him—is an unexpected benefit of being back home. Jack is amazed by Nate’s transformation, and can’t deny his attraction. Trying for more than friendship might ruin what they already have, but the chemistry between them is undeniable.

Doubting his feelings are reciprocated, Nate fears he’s risking heartbreak. Jack’s reluctance to tell his parents about their relationship only reinforces Nate’s misgivings. With both their hearts on the line and their happiness at stake, Jack needs to make things right, and Nate has to be prepared to give him a second chance.

Length: 67,000 words approx

  Second ChanceSecond Chance by Jay Northcote
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everyone deserves a second chance.

It's amazing how some stories documenting a journey of some people in real life. Who said we need to separate art from life? At some aspects, yes of course. But many stories, fictions, romance, name it, are usually based on true story.
I believe that 'tell your story' has a very strong influences in this world, and how stories you tell change the world, or change people's perspective or how people sees life in general.

This book, for example, wanted it or not, I felt like I'm reading part of Jay's life journal. And Jay wrote it wonderfully.
I think, everyone need to read this book, to get to know what's the struggle in trans world that still until now a minority even in LGBTQ community.
I won't bore you with the story though, experience it yourself, Jay is great with telling stories, that's why I always need his books in my life.
This story in particular, is an eye opener, and I'm glad I read it before anyone else.
Jay outdid himself in telling us about the trans world. I'm glad I found you, Jay!

Read. This. Book.

*ARC generously provided by Jay for an honest and unbiased review*

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