Blog Tour + Giveaway - No Second Chances by Kate Evangelista

by - Thursday, May 18, 2017

No Second Chances 
Kate Evangelista
(Dodge Cove #3)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: May 16th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Natasha was DEVASTATED when Jackson, her first love, disappeared without a word only to pop up months later as a famous DJ. But now she’s over it―over him!―and ready to move on with her life! Isn’t she?

Jackson thought he was leaving Dodge Cove behind forever when he set off to LA to start his career as a DJ. But the one thing he had never been able to leave behind was the memory of his first love, Natasha, and now that he’s proven his success, he’s coming home to win her back…

Get ready to stop time, defy gravity and bring down the stars in this final book in Kate Evangelista’s Dodge Cove Trilogy!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of No Second Chances provided by Xpresso Tours and the author! Thank you so much for making me laugh...and the reviewing opportunity :P 

If you are looking for a light-hearted, funny read about second chances romance filled with grand gestures and Harry Potter obsession, look no further, you have arrived at the right destination. 

Quick fun fact: My name is Natasha and my baby brother was almost named Nathan at birth! But... my mom thought otherwise and decided on Jarod. If you read the book, you'd also know that Natasha and Nathan are twins in the story. What a strange coincidence right?! Sadly, I'm no debutante and I certainly do not have a great sense for fashion :P 

With the random fact aside, off with my review!

One look at the cover and blurb and I'm expecting some sort of bawl your eyes out kind of second chance romance, the first few chapters did sound promising, but when the Harry Potter reference made its appearance, I lost it. 

YES, it was predictable. YES, it was cliched in every sense, but I have to give credit to Evangelista's writing because I snickered, smirked and swooned at Jax's multiple attempts to win back Natasha, . Jax's creativity knows no boundaries and I'm blown away by the length he is willing to go (of course being a billionaire helps to achieve some of that craziness) to prove that he wants Natasha back for real, literally. And God, Natasha's family did not give him an easy time. (Fav secondary character - Albert) 

But in all seriousness, Jax was a romantic at heart and I love how vivid the writing was when it comes to describing their relationship. Although I wished that the author described their past even more and delve deeper into the heartbreak, it was a funny read filled with aww-worthy moments and holy-crap scenes. 

Thoughts after finishing the book: I hope my boyfriend won't take my word literally the next time I asked him to bring me the stars (and that was actually my favorite scene in the book). Is that a spoiler?! I hope not! *insert close eyes emoji* 

When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University – Manila with an Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full time and is based in the Philippines. To learn more about Kate, please visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @KateEvangelista

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  1. Great review, Natasha! Natasha and Nathan would be cute matchy names for siblings, though! >.< Glad you liked it this sounds like a fun, quick read!


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