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Second Chances

Series: Hot Latin Men , Book 4.0
By: Delaney Diamond | Other books by Delaney Diamond
Published By: Delaney Diamond
Published: Oct 25, 2012
ISBN # 9780985283841
Word Count: 49,700
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Categories: Romance>Contemporary Romance>Interracial Romance>African-American

Description
Renaldo da Silva’s near-perfect life in Brazil comes to a halt when he finds out about his wife’s betrayal. Now he doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. But because he needs her help finalizing the biggest deal of his career, he’s forced to make her a multi-million dollar offer and delay their divorce.

Sabrina da Silva can’t forgive herself after a reckless night destroys her marriage. She agrees to help her husband and then disappear from his life for good. But with passion still smoldering between them, it’s not easy for either to walk away. Will passion be enough to overcome the ultimate test of their love?
 
Reader Rating:  starstarstarstarstar (17 Ratings)
Sensuality Rating:   lipliplipliplip
Excerpt:
They moved through the crowded street in silence with Renaldo clearing a path through the other pedestrians until he pulled her down an alleyway between two buildings.

When they came to a stop, she yanked her arm out of his grip. She could still feel the harsh impression of his fingers. But in the past, those fingers had stroked across her damp skin, made her throb, ache, and beg for release. She fought down the erotic thought and summoned the strength to look him in the eye.

He stood before her, a six-foot-five bronze pillar, making her feel small because of his height, despite the fact that at five-foot-ten she was over six feet in heels.

He stared down at her, struggling to keep his anger in check. The planes of his face looked harsh, but none of it changed the fact that he was the most handsome man she’d ever laid eyes on. She missed him and what they’d had so much.

“You never walk away from a negotiation until every option has been exhausted,” he finally said, anger lending a rougher edge to his voice.

“I’m not interested in anything else you have to offer. I just want to get my divorce and leave. You’ve made it clear how you feel about me.”

His eyes narrowed. “Is this your way of getting more money? Because if it is, I’ve offered you plenty. You know it and I know it.”

“In case you haven’t noticed, this has nothing to do with money. I’m simply not interested anymore.”

“I don’t believe you. No one walks away from that kind of money.”

“I don’t care about it,” Sabrina shot back. “Aren’t you listening?” She wanted to scream at him but kept her voice at a level to match his.

“What is it then?” His eyes searched her face. “Is it him? Because I won’t allow you to see him, Sabrina. Do you understand me? So help me—” He shook with rage, his fists clenched at his sides.

“No!” Sabrina screamed in frustration. “It has nothing to do with him or anyone else. It’s you.” She stopped, afraid to share what she felt, but the words just kept coming. “I don’t want you to look at me the way you did in there.”

“And how did I look at you?”

She drew a shaky breath. “Like you hate me.”

A muscle in his jaw jumped. “And how would you prefer that I look at you?” he asked in a lowered tone.

She took her time answering, needing to gain some semblance of control. “The way you used to,” she said huskily, her voice trembling with emotion.

“With love in my eyes?” Renaldo asked caustically. “Those days are long gone.”

His eyes roved over her, and she felt it as if he actually touched her. The tips of her breasts became hard knots beneath her shape-hugging dress. Her whole body came alive in reaction to the slide of his dark gaze. She would do anything to touch him again—to have him touch her—with tenderness and love.

If he wanted to take her against the wall right this minute, she feared she would aid him by hiking up her dress. She would do anything to have his muscular thighs slide between hers. To be pinned beneath him and have him pushing his hard length into her, driving her to the point of delirium.

“I no longer want you,” he said, but she knew he was lying because of the flaring of his nostrils, and his breathing had become labored, making his chest move up and down beneath his expensive suit. When his gaze came back to hers, there was a heat in his eyes that hadn’t been there before. “I know the kind of woman you are now, and I can’t bring myself to touch you..."
Reader Reviews (10)
Submitted By: brownbrown on Feb 20, 2013
very good. ms diamond did a good job with this novel. the hero and the heroine were both annoying at times but overall i enjoyed this story. towards the end i figured out who the real culprit to this mystery was....smh. i recommend this, you'll like.
Submitted By: Renschen on Jan 23, 2013
When the second book about Sabrina and Renaldo came out, focusing on her infidelity, I was intrigued, wanted to know why it happened, and how they would overcome the damage to their relationship. I’ll admit that Sabrina made some fearful choices that drove me wild (and telling her aloud with frustration "No!") and Renaldo could be cruel as he struggled with betrayal, grief and anger. Yet I believed they loved each other and wanted to see their HEA in the face of these challenges. Very good read!
Submitted By: geminilady on Jan 2, 2013
Second Chances had a good plot and I liked the elements of Brazilian culture. The main characters were NOT likable and killed the story for me. Renaldo was high handed, dishonest, callous, and a bully. Sabrina was annoying and made questionable decisions. She's not completely unredeemable; she stood up to Renaldo a few times but he still bulldozed her most of the time. I had trouble understanding why these two even wanted to be together. These characters ruined an otherwise good book.
Submitted By: merrymink on Jan 2, 2013
You can tell when an author chooses to take the easy route in plot and conflict resolution in stories. Had a hard time getting to like either character and I wondered when it would get to the really good part. Story could have been better, so much so.
Submitted By: tracyj on Jan 1, 2013
This was an excellent read. The characters their conflict and the reactions to them are believable. The story line flowed well. Add in the HOT!! sex scenes this was a great purchase. If I had realized this was a sequel to book three The Ultimate Merger (a free read) I would have gotten it sooner. Ms. Diamond did not disappoint. If you have read her other books you'll enjoy this one also. If not, you'll soon add her other works to your cart instead of your wish list.
Submitted By: yvette123 on Dec 30, 2012
loved this book....great story and realistic for a one night stand that turns into much more.
Submitted By: lurker1 on Dec 15, 2012
I have to admit I purchased this book due to the rave reviews. The book was a decent read what brought it down for me was the heroine's too stupid to live decision making at critical times. Come on Mz. Diamond you are a much better Author than that and we your loyal fans deserve better.
Submitted By: sassymama on Nov 17, 2012
Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, even though Renaldo can be an ass at times, and Sabrina can be tough when times calls for it. She really did love Renaldo and vice versa. It really was good book, it had some suspense to it, thought I really would have never guessed other folks were in involved. I will definitely look out for this author's book again.
Submitted By: jamadianuk on Nov 2, 2012
Ms Diamond sure knows how to up the ante in scene sealers. This story had my heart aching and my knickers wet, beautiful story from start to finish. Worth every penny and then some. I hope to read more south of the border interracial stories.
Submitted By: goodpickney on Oct 29, 2012
This book was an excellent read. The main characters were quite impressive. The love scenes were so intense and delicious. I simply love this author's writing style
 

Second Chances

By: Delaney Diamond
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