Review: ‘The Year of Second Chances’ by Jessica Sorensen has Kai and Isa learning the truth about her mom

the year of second chances

Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc
Series: book 3 of Sunnyvale series
Rating: 15+ sensual content
Genre: Romance/Young Adult
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This book picks up right where the second leaves off as Kai and Isa try and figure out who is stalking her and the truth behind what happened with her mom. As they continue to get the threatening notices, Kai slowly figures out who it is and has to decide whether or not to tell Isa.

The ‘twist’ of the story wasn’t really that big of a surprise. I think that if you are paying close enough attention you would have figured it out by the time it gets revealed. While it may deter some people, it didn’t for me. The point of this series is not supposed to surprise you. It’s not a murder mystery. It’s a love story and it’s a beautiful love story. It’s about young love and the hope for possibilities and the future that comes from it.

I absolutely loved Kai in the first two books. I was rooting for him from the get go. He was the underdog in the little love triangle and I almost always root for the underdog. But this story there were times I wanted to just smack him. He takes being protective to a whole new level that I think he would have been perfectly happy putting her in a plastic bubble. I would have liked to have seen him trust Isa more and her to push the issue more because his overprotectiveness came and backfired on him.

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We don’t get to see any more layers in this story with the characters. We do find out some interesting stuff about other characters, but they are secondary characters that you almost don’t care about. I would have liked to have seen more in Isa and Kai’s characters especially as the truth unfolds. Perhaps if there is another book (no official word either way) we will see them develop into adulthood, but as it stands, they just are parallel to the type of people we met in the first book.

Jessica Sorensen books are beautiful stories and what I love most about her books is that you don’t feel like you are reading the same story over and over again. There are some other authors that I love, but there are major similarities between the major characters and sometimes I get annoyed because there is no way that 10 different people have the same little quirks.

I liked the story overall, but it’s not my favorite that she has written. It is one of the better series because we get to see the beginning and full bloom of young love and how it gives us all something root for in this ugly world that we live in.

Rating: B-

Jessica Sorensen
About the Author

Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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sunnyvale series

The Year I Become Isabelle Anders
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The Year of Falling in Love
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The Year of Second Chances

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