Second Opinon – Blog Tour + Review

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Synopsis 
What do you do when the person you love most in the world breaks your heart… twice? Grant’s solution is avoiding relationships. Four years since the last time he saw Rachelle, his heart still can’t take another break. 

“You’re not marriage material.” From the time he’d first heard those words spoken by the woman he loved, Grant Carpenter believed them.

When a woman he’s known for years shows an interest in him, he starts to question Rachelle’s words about marriage material, wondering if he might need a second opinion. Someone in the present, someone who has always been in the periphery but who he never gave a second glance, starts to take over his every thought. 

Grant is armed with plenty of reasons to ignore what he’s feeling, but someone who should remain off-limits is suddenly overshadowing his obsession with his past. She’s making him want a future that he thought he’d written off, but he isn’t sure that she wants a future with him.

Ultimately, he has to decide what to do when the past makes her way back into his present.

This is a standalone novel that is a spin-off of SIDE EFFECTS and is told from the point of view of Quinn’s brother, Grant.
 

Excerpt

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As her eyes darted up to meet mine from across the room, I suddenly wondered if she’d be interested in the way I did things. She seemed like the kind of girl who liked having fun.
I couldn’t help but think maybe it would be worth a shot. I grinned at her and raised one eyebrow in her direction. Her lips stretched into a smile, and the random thought of her lips on my body—anywhere—raced through my mind. I glanced away first. It was a habit, a way to hook them in and leave them wanting more. But even as I did it, I knew it was wrong.
She made her way over to me.
“I have a question for you, Mr. Carpenter.”
“What can I do for you, Bridesmaid Number One?”
 “I have a name.”
“I know. It’s easier for me to remember that you stand next to the Matron of Honor if I call you BNO.”
“BNO?”
“Bridesmaid Number One.” I said it as if the answer was obvious.
She rolled her gorgeous brown eyes at me. They were mischievous and sexy at the same time.
I threw my hands up in mock confusion. “So what was your question?”
“Are you planning the bachelor party?”
“Isn’t that the best man’s job?”
She nodded. “Yes. Could we exchange numbers so we can figure out details? Quinn wants to have her bachelorette party the same weekend.”
It wasn’t a bad idea to get this girl’s number anyway. I was sure I’d find a way to use that to my advantage. I tried reminding myself it was a bad idea to hook up with her, but I just couldn’t remember why it was a bad idea. We exchanged numbers, and I saved her contact as “Avery Peterson.”
“So you do know my name.”
“Like I could forget it. I’ve known you a long time, Avery.” I knew I was flirting myself right into dangerous territory, but the beer I’d consumed took away my ability to care.
“Well, Grant,” she said, lowering her voice so only I could hear. “I’m glad you know it.”
“Oh yeah?” I raised my eyebrows and automatically found myself leaning in toward her.
“Yeah. That way you’ll know what name to yell out once I finally get my shot with you.”
She laughed and winked at me before she turned and walked away, leaving me an awkward shithead rendered idiotically wordless. I’m pretty sure my mouth hung open in surprise as I stood there, rolling her words over in my mind.
Was she joking?
She had to be joking.
Of course she was joking.
This was Avery, not some random girl I was going to hook up with.

 


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Review

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
WARNING: Mature Audiences Only 18+ due to foul language and sexual content

Do you have any authors that can do no wrong?
Authors that, no matter what they write, you’ll always one-click, or pre-order as soon as it becomes available.
I have a few like that, in fact, Lisa Suzanne is one of those authors.
Whenever she announces that she’s starting a new book, working on a new book, or about to release a new book I get excited right away. I loved her first series, the He Feels Series, and I love her set of stand-alone novels that are all spin-offs of one another. Her newest novel, Second Opinion, follows Quinn’s brother, Grant Carpenter, and his journey from becoming a ladies man, to finding the love of his life. Although I promise you, it’s not as simple as it sounds…

Grant Carpenter has never had trouble getting girls. He knew what to say, how to act, and how to pleasure women. He used to be the relationship type, but not since his infamous ex, Rachelle, who ruined him for all future women. But, for some reason, at his sister’s engagement party, he starts sees an old friend in a different light; and maybe….just maybe, he’ll want another shot at a happily ever after.

I always an abundant of things I want to say about Suzanne’s books.
Let’s start with the first, and what I think is the most important one…
THIS BOOK IS DIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRTY!
And when I say dirty, I mean I was reading this in public and I was laughing. I felt so embarrassed reading some of these scenes. Grant and Avery are just…they’re DIIIIIRRRRTTTTYYYY!!! It’s so refreshing and sexy in comparison to some tame vanilla, although very hot vanilla sex. They have such naughty mouths too. It was really hard for me to save some of the quotes because amazon refuses vulgarity. I wish I could give you guys examples, but I promise, even I was getting all hot and bothered, and was probably a little jealous of those two.

I still wasn’t sure how overnight she had gone from my sister’s friend to this incredible woman who was making me think about things I hadn’t thought about in years.
But somehow she had.
I never believed in fate or love at first sight or any of that…. People always said that when you meet someone who is right for you, you just know.
It’s all a bunch of lies.

Grant and Avery just…work so well together. They have so much in common, they LOVE SEX, and have the same mannerisms, what’s not to love. I think my favourite thing about this book is that Suzanne makes Grant look realistic. I think even from a male’s perspective, they’d probably think that, “Yes, this is what a man does.”. He’s not trying to be romantic all the time, he enjoys working out, sex, sports, hanging with his friends; he’s not the type for some massive romantic gesture, he’s just himself, and not trying to be anything else.

I had girls on speed dial who were suddenly forgotten. Girls who were always up for a good time, girls who sent naked texts, girls who wanted more with me.
But none of them had been anywhere near my thoughts.

This novel is different from Suzanne’s other novels because of the way the story is told. The first part, the present, is where all the juicy bits happen. Where Grant and Avery are all, dirty, sexy, and fun together. The second part is about Grant’s past and takes place in multiple flashbacks. I do admit that the flashbacks were a little hard to keep up with since there were so many, and at different ages. But all in all, it helped developed the story, and I did enjoy reading the flashbacks in another part of the story, rather than having them intertwined into the story.

As much as I love the men and women from Separation Anxiety, Side Effects and now Second Opinion, I’m ready for something new, and I know Lisa Suzanne won’t disappoint.

5/5 Hearts of Love


About the Author
Lisa Suzanne started handwriting her books on yellow legal pads after she took a creative writing class in high school. She still has those legal pads full of stories, but now one of them is published under the title How He Really Feels. She currently works as a full time high school English teacher, and her favorite part of the year is summer. She has been blessed with the world’s best dog, a supportive family, and a husband who encouraged her to publish after reading one of her novels. She likes the advice of Ernest Hemingway’s famous quote, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”
 

 

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