"Romance with a twist on second chance at love"
Chris Copestakes in her early twenties is an animal loving,
easy going, and simple living person in Maven Colorado. But
she is about to find her world turned upside down when she
discovers her boyfriend is not who he claims to be. He
claims he can prove his innocence to her if she will meet
him later at a spot across town. On her way to meet with
him she is side swiped by a truck and pushed off a bridge
to her death. Terribly saddened about losing her life and
leaving her heart broken family, she tries to accept her
death and go into the light. But God, has different plans
for her he is going to give her a second chance. Only
there's a catch... it's in another woman's body and there's
mission she needs to accomplish. Find his heart.
Waking up in a totally different hospital and looking into
the most amazing eyes of a gorgeous blond man, she believes
that he is to be her mission. But she feels so different.
Gazing at her well-manicured hands she reads her wristband
to find out she's another woman completely. Chris is now a
well groomed, curvy and highly sexy Hallie DiBarto who is
in the middle of a very ugly marriage. It is a marriage
that turned sour because of this woman was before she died.
Jaime DiBarto knows his marriage is over but until the
divorce he is honor bound to stand by his wife and see her
rehabilitated completely. Once on her feet again they will
go there own ways, for his heart can no longer survive
another beating by Hallie.
Fearing that if she confides in Jaime and tells him the
truth she will be sent to an insane asylum, Chris/Hallie,
decides to feign amnesia, which isn't too far from the
truth. Leaving the hospital Hallie goes to stay with
Jaime at his mother's home; a home that Hallie feels less
than welcome at. It is here that she starts her research
into the life of whom Hallie was so that she can make
amends and find the heart of Jaime.
Although Jaime finds some definite differences in the 'new'
Hallie he is not eager to trust her as he had before;
especially when her lover, Mick is still waiting in the
wings to whisk her away to France as was previously
Hallie undaunted by all the people who keep reminding her
of what a loser she used to be and that she can't win, goes
after Jaime anyway. It is from her inner reserves of
strength, blind faith and a belief in love that
Chris/Hallie starts to find Jaime's heart. But of course
the process can never be that easy as Mick is still hot for
her no matter how much she tries to deny his advances. And
Jaime has Caterina who is eager to heal his wounds and
become his next wife.
Tina Wainscot works her magic telling of human nature.
Chris now Hallie is totally afraid of Mick and Jaime
doesn't know what to believe anymore. Will Chris/Hallie
find her husband's heart in time? And will she ever resolve
the life and death she left behind that continues to haunt
her with nightmares?
Tina Wainscott is amazing at creating an incredible concept
of second chances in another person's body and making it
almost seem possible. This book is dynamic, compelling and
romantic. I found I was really pushing for Chris/Hallie to
succeed and find her first love in the heart of another
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted March 16, 2003