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  • Title: Second Chances
  • Author: T.A. Webb
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  • Page: 398
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Mark Jennings is at a crossroads His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.Despite their differenceMark Jennings is at a crossroads His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.Despite their differences Antonio is a divorced single father the two men forge a firm friendship that weathers Mark s reconciliation with Brian and Antonio s questionable taste in women Over the years, Antonio remains constant in his support, though others in Mark s life come and go through a revolving door.When a young boy runs away from the group home where he works, Mark finds another door opening Through it all he holds on to the things his loved ones taught him about family, about friends and lovers, about life and death Most importantly, he realizes that sometimes the greatest gift of all is a second chance.
    Second Chances Mark Jennings is at a crossroads His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out his mother is dying and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned He needs a distract

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    1. Every once in a while,you come across something which reminds youLIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Second Chances by T.A.Webb is such a book.It starts out as ordinary.With this guy who loves to curse.The story being written from his point of view,like a narration.His mother is dying.His job is taking a heavy toll on him.And his long time relationship with his boyfriend has ended,badly.And then comes in the massage therapist Antonio, when Mark looks for a real,deep tissue massage to work out his tension.That s h [...]

    2. RE READ BR MAY 2013 with Amaia, Pavlina, Shannon, Mona, Sue Mistress , Jahayra, Lisa, Melissa I missed you Anne I have no words to express how much I love this book, even every time I re read it Can t wait to read Robbie s story Previous review THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS GREAT BR FIVE HUGE STARS Second Chances is probably my favourite M M book, it was real, sweet, hard, hot, beautiful and many adjectives that I could name I just HATE MYSELF for waiting so long to read this one I just discovered a [...]

    3. EPIC buddy read April 1, 20133 stars Review posted April 2, 2013My review contains spoilers.First off I m not really sure where I should start with my review So, please bear with me when my comments are all over the place.I am very sorry to disappoint a couple of my friends, but I think it s best to be honest Second Chances is a full in your face drama as well as a sob feast par excellence Funny thing is, I was not as affected as I expected I d be when I started reading the book Also, the story [...]

    4. READ THIS BOOK IT IS A MUST READ AND TRULY AMAZING 3333YAY MY REVIEW IS BACK WITH FULLY CLOTHED MEN NOT QUITE KISSING THE LITTLE BUGGERS AREN T GOING TO CATCH ME OUT THIS TIME This book is the very reason I love to read, and my words would never do this book justice, no amount of gushing or effusive prose could even begin to convey just how incredibly gifted T.A Webb is, this is without doubt one of my top shelf 5 Star PLUS reads It s just Truly Wonderful This is not one of those books that gets [...]

    5. Full review as well as a personal letter to the author found at loveaffairwithanereadersp I was sobbing for 1 3 of this bookuncontrollably I was drinking wine for 2 3 of this bookuncontrollably I was getting my ass kicked for 3 3 of this bookuncontrollably It s impossible for me to review Second Chances because honestly, it hits SO CLOSE to home that I have zero ability to see from any perspective except smack dab in the middle of it No story has ever felt so much like looking into a mirror well [...]

    6. An amazing book WOW.This book just rocked my World From the first page my heart was gripped,twisted,torn and then it was caressed and filled with joy.Words just cannot convey enough of how beautiful this book really is Loved the writing and the love scenes were so intence Mark is trying to recover from the separation of Brian when his mother dies and leaves a huge empty hole in his soul.I was kinda connected with Mark because he seemed to be such a reliable and gentle guy,trying to protect every [...]

    7. This book was a beautiful story about love and loss and, of course, second chances.I was a little hesitant to read this story, to be honest Most of my friends adored this story and a book with that amount of hype often doesn t live up to expectations However, this book just blew me away As this was my first book by T.A Webb, I was anxious to discover if his writing style meshed with what I like What I loved was that his character were so vivid and so full of feeling They felt raw and vulnerable [...]

    8. 5 BEAUTIFUL AND HEARTWARMING STARS Second Chances is a story about love, hurt, loss, friendship, family and forgiveness.To say that I enjoyed reading every part of this story would be a lie, some parts were just tough to read, they were sad and heartbreaking But in the end, all I can say is that this book made me FEEL, it moved me in a way I can t really explain with words and THAT is why I can t give this story anything but a five star rating I don t want to spoil the story too much for future [...]

    9. Cross posted at Outlaw Reviews and at Shelf InflictedEven though many of my friends heaped enthusiastic reviews on this story, and I ve read and enjoyed T.A Webb s reviews and know he s a thoughtful guy who writes from the heart, I still put off reading this.My mom died recently, so I wasn t sure my somewhat fragile emotions would handle reading about a man who is losing his mother to liver disease and at the same time trying to get over the pain of betrayal by his cheating ex I m so glad I put [...]

    10. A story about love, life, pain, healing, acceptance, forgiveness, and I personally could not give this book less than 5 stars It was such a beautiful story and it is going right on to my favorites shelf We start out meeting Mark Jennings Mark is lonely He is overwhelmed He is grieving, and he is in pain Not only has he just got out of a long term relationship, he is dealing with a stressful job and helping with his very sick mother Do all the right things, say all the right words to ease everybo [...]

    11. 2.75 Why Am I ALWAYS The One Who Doesn t Love It I was on the fence about this book but it was getting so many glowing reviews that I decided to take a chance on it It ended up being justt for me.1 The word fuck in all of its glorious formsI m no prude about language but when in the first six or so pages the word fuck is used at least five or six times That s just repetitive Repetitive and distracting to the point of where by chapter three it was annoying me I felt like it was supposed to be a c [...]

    12. Another beautiful book from T.A Webb I love this man s writing so very much Each time I read one of his books I m struck by the fact that they don t feel written It s much like listening to a friend tell you a great story.This story concerns Mark or is it Tom a wonderful guy who goes through some serious hell to get his HEA I shed a lot of tears reading this, but am now filled with the warm fuzzies and looking forward to book 2.

    13. 4.5 Compassionate, Hopeful and Healing Stars To those that have scars and bumps and bruises on their souls, but stars in their eyes Life is an amazing gift and an unbearable burden We get through the bad times by dreaming of better ones We pray for a chance to fly, to escape, to love And always to be loved back For what we truly are Not the brave front we show to the world, but the scared child that hides in our souls and only a mother s caress, can comfort it.Mark carries the weight of the worl [...]

    14. What a truly amazing, beautiful story It grabbed me from the first page and would not let go I laughed, I cried and I rooted like crazy for Mark to find the happiness he deserved Yes, it s emotionally draining, but it s than worth it Thank you, Mr Webb, for writing this book It s one I won t soon forget.

    15. 4 1 2 Stars I m smiling through my tears I m having trouble forming anything coherent Everytime I think of the events that played out in this book, especially one in particular, I find it hard to think, or for that matter breath Sad and sweet rolled into one amazing read So, for the most part while I was reading this book my heart felt like thisbut by the end of the book it felt like this sigh It drained me, but I m a better person for having read it.Very emotional, but at times also amusing, an [...]

    16. May 26, 2013 In celebration of Dreamspinner s Sixth Anniversary, please join me as I re visit Mark, Antonio, the family, and most of all Brian for Happy Anniversary, Baby This short can be found at dreamspinnerpress blog 201.Thank you all TomWanted to let anyone who might like to know, I have a play list I used when I wrote the book It s pretty much in order, so if you have a chance, enjoy I use Spotify, but any music site will do.Thank you all, whether you love it, hate it or are indifferent To [...]

    17. Second Chances, book 1 stand alone A journey of personal growth Reflection, endurance surrender soul deep friendships, heart breaking loss the healing power of love He softened and looked at me Oh, yeah, I met the right man, all right A f cking miracle An angel here on earth His voice was soft as cotton and his eyes shone like diamonds What could I say to that My sincerest thanks to Rosalind for organizing our buddy read and to T.A and Amaia, Pavlina, Shannon, Mona, Jahayra, Lisa and Melissa T.A [...]

    18. The harsher the storm, the beautiful the rainbow.I m giving Second Chances a 5 star rating because it is one of those books that really grabs your hair and forces you not just to look and see but to understand life as it happened and how it was lived by someone Yes it is full of drama, angst, and sappy moments But it is also thought provoking and heart achingly sweet This is life with its tragedies and victories and tragedies.Life is a bitch and in order to fully experience it, sometimes you h [...]

    19. This is one of those book reviews that took me a long time and a lot of caffeine to put together I started trying to write it after reading the last page of the book but in all honesty I was so emotionally charged all you would have got was a mass of incoherent ramblings I swear I cant remember the last time I read something as moving as this story minute it s tearing my heart out and the next minute it s filling it back up Second Chances takes us on a roller coaster of a ride through the life o [...]

    20. EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE.This is a really really good story This was different from what I was expecting actually Different from the regular boy meets boy, boy fucks boy, boy falls in love with boy, boy and boy fucks lives happily ever after kind of story It begins where Mark going home from visiting his dying mom in the hospital His boss advised him to get a massage because Mark s so stressed out And that s when he meet Antonio, a masseur and his future BFF and lover.Mark AntonioThis s [...]

    21. DNF 24%So.I think I m the only one of my friends to not like this book But I just don t get the hype I don t know if it was the writing style or what, but I felt zero connection to any of the characters I didn t feel the friendship developing between Antonio and Mark I didn t feel any romantic connection between Antonio and Mark I certainly didn t feel anything between Mark and Brian And I m sorry but there was no way Antonio was not gay view spoiler What straight guy gives another guy a hand jo [...]

    22. This wasn t for me I felt like Webb got out his ideas book from the last five years, read some really great concepts he d had for a story, and then threw them all in to the mix together view spoiler On the first character death Let go Just let go I cried On the second character death You re my heart and it ll go with you I ll be here, and I ll hold your hand, and you focus on me, and when you leave me, you won t be alone Don t be afraid We won t be saying good bye, baby Just, til later I was fee [...]

    23. There are no words that I can write that will do justice to this beautifully written book In my opinion this book This story isn t just a romance novel This is a story about life It s about the workings of a relationship, a friendship, and a family One of the things I loved is that the story spans over a number of years At the beginning Mark is dealing with the impending death of his mom and his relationship with Brian having fallen apart After a coworker suggests he get a massage, he makes an a [...]

    24. Oh my Am I crazy or I m seeing Antonio above there Almost a year ago I read this, and I need to review it Soon.

    25. 5 STARS although this book deserves than just 5 stars Okay, so I d heard lots of people talk VERY highly of this book, so I figured I d give it a try People had warned me that it is sad in the middle, but NOTHING could have prepared me for the emotions I felt reading this book I can honestly tell you that I m not usually a person that cries during books maybe on a very rare occasion but this book had me crying from 30% through approximately 60% quite frequently For me that is the sign of a grea [...]

    26. Second Chances Two common enough words flying solo, but when linked together form something so hard to give, find, and receive in life Forgiveness, love, pain, and hope all come together for that special and rare second chance Readers meet an emotionally exhausted Mark Jennings in the midst of grief and anguish Mark s pain and anger from a shattered love paired with shock and loneliness of letting, watching someone we love go to death hits us right off the bat with one hell of a wallop Almost ev [...]

    27. Thank you Tom for this outstanding book I loved it so much I love Mark, the cute, mouthy bastard with a heart of gold He s a good man, he s kind, caring, supportive, a loving son and brother And he protects the ones he loves And how he does it Mark will be one of those character s that I ll carry with me for a long time Long agoI knew you,And every memory I shared with youAnd how painful sometimes it is to rememberEvery Word, Every Day, Every Time I was with youAnd how close I felt to something [...]

    28. Buddy Read with Gina, thank you sweetieI know you loved the book too This book was even better this time around for me, and it scores 5 stars, and bring on the dancing girls Shortie review, so many good ones out there in GR land Yet again, I worship at your feet Mr Webbrangely, this keeps happening either I m a complete nutcase or, the likely re a bloody good author There were characters I loved.Mark, his dad, Antonio and Robbie were the stars of the book for me Secondary charac [...]

    29. When you read a book and you expect it to be sad, you might end up feeling like it somehow tricked you Tricked you into something sad but irrelevant Or something sad but unnecessary Or something sad but pathetic.What you don t realize, is that sometimes everything you see on that paper could be real.It could be that your mother was taken from you and you had your hands tied behind your back, with nothing but silently watching Maybe you get to say your goodbye Or maybe you don t.Yes, I said pray [...]

    30. 4.5 Stars healing stars The title says it all This book is all about Second Chances The story spans six years, I believe Mark works for a non profit organization He s overworked, his mother is dying, his live in boyfriend cheated on himhe needs a break Or maybe a massage He books an appointment with Antonio at his apartment for such massage Antonio is straight but the two men hit it off right away This is the start of weekly massages, long talks over wine and a blossoming deep connection As I sa [...]

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