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The Best Second Chance Love Stories

315c3ae24e6c2eb829c6e7a38e498631d7f00be01feada540c9141044f96a11fPerson A and Person B were supposed to be together. We know it, their friends know it, strangers on the street see them together and know it. Person A and Person B used to know it too, but something went wrong and here we are! Can Person A and Person B find their way back to each other? This is a second chance love story.

We love second chance love stories because they raise the stakes to the highest they can be. A second chance love story is a last chance love story. Here is a list of our favorites.


  • say im yours corinne michaelsSay I’m Yours by Corinne Michaels
    • Grace is sick of years of playing games back-and-forth with Trent Hennington. She’s done. And we’re at the first sentence of this roller coaster of a story. Say I’m Yours is the third book in the Return to Me Series by Corinne Michaels.






  • wildfire at midnightWildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart 
    • A romantic thriller, Wildfire at Midnight follows Gianetta Brooks during her stay at a hotel where guests are getting murdered. If you’re not a suspect, you’re a love interest. 50% love story and 50% murder mystery, Wildfire at Midnight is 100% page-turning entertainment.






  • hydraulic level 5Hydraulic Level 5 by Sarah Latchaw
    • If you’re a fan of Say I’m Yours by Corinne Michaels, you’ll love Hydraulic Level 5, which follows the story of Kaye and her ex-husband Samuel as she tries to riddle out why their marriage fell apart. This one is for the angst-lovers out there.







  • again the magicAgain the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
    • As teenagers, Lady Aline Marsden (fans of Kleypas’ Wallflower Series will recognize her as Westcliff’s sister) and stableboy John McKenna fell in love despite their class differences. Then, without warning, Lady Aline breaks his heart and sends him away. Now, John McKenna returns to the estate he once worked at as a successful businessman with only one goal in mind: make her pay. Just read it. You’ll thank us later.






  • Sweet_Home_Alabama_filmSweet Home Alabama 
    • We know you’ve seen this movie. Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) has to take care of one itty bitty little detail before she gets married to the man of her dreams: go back home to Alabama and divorce her childhood sweetheart. Every scene is the best scene, but we especially love this one.






  • eternal sunshienEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    • Things have ended so badly for Clementine (Kate Winslet) and her ex-boyfriend, Joel (Jim Carrey), that Clementine has undergone a special procedure to erase all her memories of their relationship. When Joel finds out, he decides to undergo the same procedure. This movie features one of the most romantic scenes of all time. Even if you’re not a fan of Jim Carrey as a comedian, give this movie a shot!





  • high_society_keyartHigh Society/The Philadelphia Story
    • The Philadelphia Story (1940) stars Katharine Hepburn as ice queen Tracy Lord, who on the eve of her wedding, must decide who she really loves. It’s chaotic and hilarious and deathly romantic. High Society (1956) is a musical adaptation of the same story, starring Grace Kelly in the title role. Both films are great!






  • 17again17 Again
    • 37-year-old Mike O’Donnell’s life has gotten pretty off track. His wife wants a divorce; his kids hate him; he’s just not happy. Then one day he wakes up as Zac Efron and things really start to pick up. This movie is hilarious and touching and features ZAC EFRON AT PEAK ATTRACTIVENESS. 17 Again also features another one of the most romantic scenes ever and one of the most gratifying cool-kid-rolling-up-to-the-club scenes ever.

What are some of your favorite second chance love stories? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @EverAfterRom!

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