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Bittersweet Catastrophe (Second Chances #2.5)
Author: Maureen Mayer
Genre: New Adult/Coming of Age
Release Date: August 18, 2014




Forever : without end; everlasting; eternally

It might have taken twenty-two years to find Liberty, but now that Shayne has her, he’s not willing to let her go without a fight.

Shayne and Liberty finally found their forever, leaving Shayne’s past indiscretions behind and moving forward to start a life together. But what if forever wasn’t truly in the stars for them?

What should be one of the happiest times in their lives as newlyweds quickly turns into a race against time. Liberty must choose between accepting her fate and protecting her family, and taking a risk that could ultimately end in more heartache.

Liberty’s decision will test the strength of their trust, but is it enough to keep Shayne from breaking down altogether and losing the woman he loves

My Review 

Bittersweet Catastrophe is book #2.5 in the Second Chances Series, Having read the previous two books in the series I was excited to get started on this follow on story for Shane & Liberty. I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review so here goes…

This book was not what I was expecting at all!!!

If you are looking for a happy go lucky extended epilogue with a smidge of drama this is NOT the book for you!!!

This book is harsh and heart breaking and incredibly sad, to be honest I spent the whole book on the verge of tears.

If I hadn’t have been given this book for review I probably wouldn’t have finished, this is in no way a reflection on the quality of writing because as always Maureen Mayer’s books are beautifully written. I may have given up simply because it was just far too sad for me!!!

This book sees Shane & Liberty dealing with a really shitty hand being thrown at them whilst pregnant with twins.

I don’t want to give too much away as it really will spoil it for future readers.

This whole book was heartbreaking and to be honest not really my cup of tea.

I like my books heavily tilted towards happily ever after and to be honest I don’t really enjoy too many reminders that life is short and that fate can be fickle.

Please don’t think that I hated it because I didn’t!!! It just made me sad, by the time I had finished I just wanted to curl up into a ball with my kids and cry like a baby.

I also want to say Maureen Mayer if you ever read this….. You almost gave me a heart attack at the end of the last chapter, I was actually shouting at my ereader!!!

I gave this book 3 stars purely and simply because it was just too serious and far too sad for me.



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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