Series: Second Chances #2
Author: Maureen Mayer
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Used… Broken… Confused…
It only took one drunken mistake four years ago for Maddie Harrington to learn that when you fully
give yourself over to a man, you should never expect anything in return. Since that night, her views
on love have become distorted, believing men would only want her for the pleasure her body could
bring them. She in turn finds herself hooking up with random guys, but never keeps them around
long enough to see if there could possibly be something more.
That is…until Hunter Bryant enters the picture.
When the handsome pre-med student shows up in the right place at the right time, captivating her
with his stormy gaze, she immediately pushes him away, thinking he’s no different than any other
guy. The deeper Hunter delves into her life, trying to break through her iron-clad walls, the more she
begins to question whether she is truly capable of opening her heart up to another man.
Maddie soon finds herself forced to make a difficult decision, one that will forever change both of
their lives. Will she shut Hunter out of her life for good or will she finally open up her heart and allow
herself the life she never dreamed she deserved?
**Please note: Unforeseen Heartbeat can be read as a standalone, however it is highly
recommended that you read book one in the series, Relinquishing Liberty.**
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Maureen Mayer was born, raised and currently resides in Buffalo, NY with her loving and supportive
family and boyfriend of 9+ years. She’s always had a love for the outdoors, and when the city isn’t
buried under snow, she can be found hiking, fishing, camping or lying on the beach. She’s a sucker
for off-color humor, but holds a sweet spot for sick and twisted horror films. When she’s not writing,
you can find her curled up in bed with her kindle, diving into a steamy romance novel and falling in
love with the latest book boyfriend.
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I yawned as I stretched my arms up over my head, and the blanket slipped away
from my still naked body. My dress from the night before was lying scattered on the
floor next to my bra and panties, and I smiled at the thought of how quickly Jeremy
had peeled them off of me the moment we returned from the club. I grabbed a clean
oversized SSU shirt from the laundry basket and slipped it on before heading to the
kitchen to make some coffee.
Rubbing the sleep from my eyes as my feet slapped across the cold kitchen floor,
I smacked right into the fridge door. Jesus, what the…
And that’s when I saw it. All six-foot-four of Robbie’s boyfriend, Lance, was
standing there naked as a jaybird…and at full attention. It was one of those moments
where I knew I should look away; divert my attention to anything but the rigid
appendage pointing directly at me like an English Setter. He slowly brought the carton
of orange juice up to his mouth, but not before I saw a smirk tug at the corner of his lips.
And then I saw it move…
“Eww, eww, eww!” I squeezed my eyes shut and continued yelling until Robbie
came running out his room. I opened my eyes just enough to see that he was rocking his
birthday suit just as proudly as Lance. Oh, for Pete’s sake…
“Not you, too!” I turned around so I wasn’t tempted to look.
“What’s wrong, baby girl? What’s with all the shouting?” Robbie walked over to
Lance, snaking the carton of juice out of his hands to take a swig for himself.
“Will y’all put some damn clothes on!? Since when do we walk around the
apartment with everything hanging out and flapping in the breeze?”
Robbie chuckled, somehow managing not to sputter juice everywhere. “Hmm,
I don’t remember reading anything about required attire in your little roommate
I spun around and rolled my eyes at him before turning my attention back up
to the ceiling. “Seriously? I didn’t think it was necessary to include that, since we’re
civilized human beings and all. Or at least I thought we were.”
“Sorry about that, Maddie. I didn’t think you’d catch me out here. I’ll make sure
to at least put boxers on next time.” Lance winked and pulled me into an awkward side
hug that almost resulted in it touching my leg.
“Hey, you know this is my apartment, too. I should be able to walk around with
my Johnson sprung free if I want to. You’re more than welcome to join me. It’s no secret
that I’m not offended by the female anatomy.”
“That’s because you’re gay, dipshit! My lady bits don’t get you all hot and
bothered. Me, on the other hand…it’s just…ughh! It’s just weird, okay!”
“Baby girl, are you trying to tell me that my sexy ass gives you lady boners?” I
could hear Lance chuckling at Robbie’s comment, and I turned to glare at him. At least
he had his boxers on now.
“Both of you, please, just keep some clothes on when you’re outside of the
bedroom. Seriously, what if I had company over?” I crossed my arms over my chest,
feeling extremely awkward the longer our conversation went on. It was becoming more
difficult to keep eye contact with Robbie, considering the current state he was in.
“Is Jeremy still here?” Robbie wasn’t exactly his biggest fan, and I could hear it in
“No. He left hours ago. Don’t try to change the subject. Just promise me you’ll
keep your…member…covered from now on. Okay?”
Robbie smiled and grabbed a dishtowel, covering himself as he crossed the
kitchen in my direction. My body stiffened in response to his close proximity, but he
leaned in just close enough to press a kiss against my forehead. “I promise, baby girl. It
won’t happen again.”
He took off toward his bedroom with Lance in tow. They were sickeningly sweet
together, but I really was happy that they had each other. When Robbie first moved
in, I was a little apprehensive about living with a guy. Just one look at him and I knew it
would be impossible to avoid falling into bed with him. He was six-foot-two-inches of
delicious eye candy: jet black hair, ice-blue eyes and a killer smile. When he told me he
was gay, I was both relieved and disappointed. Why was it the hot ones were always
gay? I swore it was like the universe was plotting against me every time I came across a
decent, good-looking guy.
Teaser #1: My hands landed on the warm, soft skin at the swell of her hips where her shirt had
ridden up. I didn’t know if I was afraid to move or if I just wasn’t ready to let her go, but we both
remained frozen in place until she stumbled a bit, causing my hands to slide higher up along her
ribs. When she finally caught her balance, my hands were just at the edge of her sports bra, and I
could feel the weight of her breasts as they grazed against my thumbs. This was dangerous territory.
I could feel myself quickly becoming aroused by the scorching heat of her delicate skin, and I knew
Shayne Jr. was about to make an unwelcomed appearance. I had to think of something else and fast!
Cold showers, kittens, little baby Jesus, grandma naked…yup that did it!
Teaser #2: Her hair whipped around as she turned her head for just a mere second, and I bore my
eyes into her, willing her to come back. But she never did. Her gaze slipped away from me, and she
continued to run alongside the waves bubbling up the sand until her slender figure faded into the
distance and out of my life. Some way, somehow, I knew I’d be seeing her again, and I’d make damn
sure of that. I might’ve given up on a lot of things in my life, but of one thing I was sure…I wasn’t
ready to give up on her.
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Unforeseen Heartbeat is book 2 in the Second Chances series. It picks up where the prequel leaves off.
I Found this book to be just a little bit better written than the first one, not to say I didn't really enjoy the first one because I did.
I found the story to be very well written. Loved the plot. I was drawn in from the beginning. This story was sweet, funny and sexy!! Loved it! Can't wait for more By Maureen Mayer.
Would recommend this book to all.