Renee Conoulty: Second Chance by Carla Caruso


Friday, 26 June 2015

Second Chance by Carla Caruso

On the night of her 35th birthday, Flora Brunelli is full of regrets. The celebrations have turned sour and life hasn't gone according to plan. She wishes she could be 20 again. Then she finds herself zapped back in time, landing in the summer of 1998 when she was 20 years old. The Spice Girls are at the top of the charts and the X-Files is the hit TV show. It's also the week Flora's life unravelled. For Flora, this is a chance to change her future: win back the love of her life, stay friends with her former best mate and succeed in landing her dream job. It should be easy. But her ex's best friend, Lance Devic, who she never really noticed before, keeps popping up and messing with her head. And after a while Flora begins to wonder if living in the past really will deliver her the happiness she seeks? 

Hey! Here's my review.

I've read a lot of Carla's recent books and I like her style, so I decided to go back and read some of the older ones. I was drawn to this one because I had just read another book where the main character went back in time to relive a week where she had made some bad decisions. This book was exactly what I felt like reading and I loved it. 

I was also a 20 year old Aussie girl in the summer of 1998, so I really related to Flora. She is the kind of girl I could imagine being friends with. She was a bit self centred the first time she was 20, but I think we all were. I enjoyed journeying with her as she grew throughout the book. I loved the 90's references and I think I started singing all the songs that were mentioned! Now where is my denim jacket.....


  • Where: Amazon
  • Format: ebook
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  1. Glad you enjoyed the 90s flashback. Love-love-love your work, Hey Said Renee!!!

  2. PS. Have subscribed to your blog now too ;) Got to keep updated with the latest reads

    1. Oh there are plenty of them! I have reads coming out my ears! Well, I have them going in my ears, I love audiobooks too!