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Peek Inside Second Chance Christmas

Eight hundred eighty-four days. That's how much time has passed since Major Colton Evans made the biggest mistake of his life. Even after two tours of duty, it's still the loss of Emma Taylor that haunts him. And he'll do whatever it takes to win her back.

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He’ll take any chance to win her back…

Prominent DC attorney Emma Taylor is pulled away from a promising date the week before Christmas to pick up her ex-fiance from the ER after a bar fight. She’s in no mood to re-open old wounds, but it’s Christmas and she can’t just leave him alone and injured.

Eight hundred eighty-four days. That’s how much time has passed since Major Colton Evans made the biggest mistake of his life. Even after two tours of duty and too much shrapnel in his leg, it’s still the loss of Emma that haunts him. And if he can win her back, he’ll take any chance.

When she insists he stay with her during the holiday, they put out enough sexual electricity to rival the most decorated house on the block. But will it be enough to light the way to a future together?


USA TODAY Recommended Read!

"And if you feel so inclined, pick up Second Chance Christmas, sit on the couch, sip some tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, and enjoy Colton and Emma’s second chance at love." ~ Madison Says

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622663804
Release Date: Nov 16, 2015
Page Count: 93
Imprint: select contemporary
Genre: contemporary, holiday romances, military/men in uniform
Tropes: reunited lovers, second chance

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By Jen November 06, 2015

Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ebook was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Second Chance Christmas is a holiday novella about a couple who get one more shot at mending fences and proving to themselves and each other if they're reall... ...more

By Stephanie December 17, 2013

I was half-way sold on Second Chance Christmas before I read a word of it. The title gave a strong indication of the type of love story it would be, and second chance love stories are among my favourites. Reading the blurb and opening sentences convinced me further that it was a book I would enjo... ...more

By Sapphyria January 16, 2014

Colton Evans is a Major in the U.S. Army. After surviving a IED blast, he comes back to the United States only to become an innocent bystander in a bar fight. The hospital checks him Emergency Contact and calls the one person from his past that he should have never let go.

Emma Taylor can't believ... ...more

By Mignon November 12, 2015

Received a copy of the title in exchange for an honest review.

For a second chance holiday novella, I thought Ellen Butler did a pretty good job. When working with second chance stories, there's already knowledge in the other person, so as a reader, you don't need to worry about the characters get... ...more

By LJT November 16, 2015

Second Chance Christmas by Ellen Butler is a fast-paced, well written novella that can be read in just a couple of hours. It is the story of successful Washington DC attorney Emma Taylor and decorated Army Major Colton Evans. They were engaged to each other a little over two years ago, but ended... ...more

By Judy December 04, 2015

Second Chance Christmas is a novella that lives up to it's name. Okay, yes, the cover is what completely caught my eye at first, but then I read the title. Christmas is the ultimate time to believe in miracles, forgiveness and good will toward men. Then I had a bit of name recognition on the auth... ...more

By Calatasde November 29, 2013

This is Colton and Emma's story. They've been broken up for over two years and Emma's still his I.C.E. contact in his phone, which is why she was called to pick him up from the ER. He was in a bar drinking a soda and was collateral damage in a bar fight and ended up with a cut on the head and a c... ...more

By Cheryl November 10, 2013

This is Colton and Emma's story. They've been broken up for over two years and Emma's still his I.C.E. contact in his phone, which is why she was called to pick him up from the ER. He was in a bar drinking a soda and was collateral damage in a bar fight and ended up with a cut on the head and a c... ...more

By R.J. December 04, 2013

This was a heart-warming Christmas read that will get you in the spirit of the season. It is a fast-paced, well written novella with strong characters and a realistic plot line. This is the first military romance that I've read and I was pleasantly surprised by it and will be checking out more.

T... ...more

By Lynn December 18, 2015

This book had a good premise, but I felt like it moved along too fast. It was a short novella length type, and I think would have been much more enjoyable had it been a full length which would have given room to explore their past, and redevelop their relationship deeper.

Emma Taylor is a prominen... ...more

By Kim Reads July 29, 2014

Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
by Kim

Told in first person from the point of view of Emma Taylor, Second Chance Christmas is a lovely story of love the second time around. Engaged to be married, Emma Taylor and Major Colton Evans were both rising stars in their chosen career fields. Ove... ...more

By Becky September 02, 2016

I liked this one a whole lot, with only a few reservations. I loved that Colt knew to the day how long he and Emma had been apart--right from the beginning that had me in his corner. I stayed firmly there throughout the whole novella, rooting him on. Emma, while I did like her character, seemed t... ...more

By Samantha November 16, 2015

Second Chance Christmas is a sweet second chance romance that is a quick read and makes you want to say awe.......

Colton is in the Army, his job is intelligence and serving his country means everything to him. Until an accident happens and he realizes losing the love of his life two years ago was... ...more

By Elle December 22, 2015

Major Colton Evans was minding his own business when he gets accidentally injured in a bar fight and who does the hospital call, his ex Emma Taylor.

At first Emma is super angry; how can she not be the last time they parted it was in less than ideal terms.

From this point on, the story is about rec... ...more

By Angel November 04, 2015

Excellent Story and Characters Emma was a lawyer and had been at a piano concert. She was called to pick up her ex-fiance Colton. He had been in the ER so she did pick him up. Colton was in the Army and had been hurt and got into a fight. He had been in a different until that morning.
For being a... ...more

By Beverly December 06, 2013

My Thoughts:
This is a sweet love story. The cover doesn't portray what the inside holds for the reader. I fell in love with the characters on the first page and read the story straight through in one sitting (it is short, but so good). I am a sap when it comes to Christmas stories, but this one t... ...more

By Shelly November 18, 2015

Second Chance Christmas is a heartwarming book about second chances and close calls. Emma and Colton broke up 2 years ago and neither has really moved on. Colton has been counting the days he screwed up and Emma got lost in her job. But when Emma gets a call to pick Colton up for the ER do they f... ...more

By Shelley December 17, 2013

Made me smile! ...more

By Kirsten December 11, 2013

I absolutely adore the characters in this super quick and easy holiday read! It was exactly what I was looking for... ...more

By Misty December 30, 2015

5 star

Very good quick read. I love second chance love stories. True love will always lead you back together. 5 star read. ...more

By Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews November 21, 2013

cute story about 2 stubborn people that reconnect after 2 years and finding love all over again. ...more

By Crystal January 01, 2016

A good book., short and sweet! ...more

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3.75 avg Goodreads.com rating
Ellen Butler

About the author

Ellen Butler

Ellen Butler has lived in the Washington, DC suburbs since the ‘80’s, and military personnel have been an integral part of her life, encompassing friends, family and work. Their commitment to our country, along with their dedicated spouses inspired her to write Second Chance Christmas.When she’s not writing, you’ll find Ellen shuttling her kids around, or decorating a neighbor’s living room. In her free time she enjoys slipping away to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine

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