Title: Full Circle (Second Chances #2)
Author: T.A. Webb
Publisher: A Bear on Books
Release Date: October 12th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, New Adult
Page Count: 191 pgs
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
The funny thing about circles is that, to draw one, the curve must go down before it can go up again.
Robbie Jennings knows all about ups and downs. Used and abused as a teen by those he should have been able to trust, he almost gave up on life. Then someone stepped in to offer him a second chance. Robbie took the lifeline and ended up with a new family who wanted him…and a boyfriend who loved him.
Nevertheless, Robbie knows the downs can make a man crash. Faced with the perfect storm of woe—a painful voice from the past, a loved one’s grave illness, and a heartrending betrayal—Robbie’s not sure he can close the circle one more time.
His new family must join forces to show him that, together, they can always come Full Circle.
I have to admit I’ve been putting off writing this review.
Why? Well, for two reasons.
1. I love TA Webb
2. 3-3.5 Star reviews are the HARDEST to write. You can’t only focus on the positive, and instead, have to explain why it wasn’t a 5 Star read. I hate that.
TA Webb’s Second Chances and Let’s Hear It For The Boy are among my favorite books, and Full Circle (follow up to Second Chances) is a book I’ve been waiting on for a few years. I was ecstatic when I saw it was being released. We were finally getting Robbie’s story whom we met in book 1. I was beyond ready to hear his voice.
While it wasn’t a complete hit for me, there were some things that I enjoyed:
1. Robbie. I loved him in book 1 and loved him even more here. He was kind and gentle despite all the ugliness life had dealt him.
2. It was also fun seeing The Jennings Gang.
3. And the book did have a lovely ending.
4. I also give the story kudos for making me cry. 😉
But two things didn’t work for me:
1. I really, really, really, really wanted the story to begin from the moment that Robbie and Jason first met. We knew that they’d had this immediate connection, and I wanted to be a part of that moment. I wanted to see their friendship and feelings for each other grow.
2. Jason. I understood that he was confused, but he needed to back off from Robbie and stop hurting him. He knew everything that Robbie had been through in his life, so I found his actions infuriating. Part of it is probably that I felt protective of Robbie. I don’t know.
As far as this being book 2- can it be read as a standalone? I don’t think so. For best enjoyment, I think Second Chances should be read first.
All-in-all, I’m giving this one 3.5 Stars. In the end, I did enjoy it, and I would recommend it to fans of the author and the series. I think I just wanted something a little different.