Wow! Second Chances was a very moving book! Ms. Maarten wrote the characters brilliantly. She wrote scenes so well that I went through quite a bit of tissues reading on my lunch breaks at work. The events that occurred in her story, if they were real (non-fiction) world are shocking and horrible. They are still those things but I continued on because I felt for both Kadi our heroine and Dain our hero. Most of the secondary characters were good, I felt for them too, but not as strongly as for Kadi and Dain. I had to re-read the last few chapters because by that point in the story I was terrified of the villain, Bobby, and I was afraid Ms. Maarten would have him do something to our girl Kadi so I skimmed. Yes, I'm a wuss. She wrote Bobby so well, I was sitting at lunch with my arms around myself only letting go to turn the page on my Kindle. Sigh. When I got to the end without bloodshed, I went home and re-read the end so I could write this review. It was a very good book. I enjoyed weeping over it, being terrified by parts of it, and loving Dain, Kadi’s knight. I do recommend this.