Spotlight & Giveaway: That Second Chance by Meghan Quinn

Posted May 6th, 2019 by in Blog, Spotlight / 27 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Meghan Quinn to HJ!


Hi Meghan and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, That Second Chance!


Please summarize the book for the readers here:

It was supposed to be an innocent night, celebrating my brother’s birthday. Nothing was supposed to go wrong. We’d vowed to be on our best behavior after all . . .

But it only took one rowdy night with my brothers to flip my world upside down. One unlucky encounter saddled us with a family curse and the promise of doomed relationships. I laughed it off immediately. “Yeah, right,” I thought. “A love curse. Ha!”

Boy, was I wrong.

Word spreads quickly in a town like mine; rumors about that night soon made us the most eligible yet untouchable bachelors in Port Snow, Maine. As a subject of endless gossip and speculation, I could kiss my dating life goodbye.

It would have stayed that way if Ren Winters, the new girl in town, hadn’t crashed into my life. Brave, beautiful, and smart—her vivacious thirst for a fresh start has given me hope that maybe, just maybe, I can have one too.

Everyone wishes for that second chance . . . but could this really be mine?

Please share the opening lines of this book:

“Arooooo woooo!” Brig howls, brandishing a Hand Grenade—New Orleans’s famous green tube drink. “Twenty-one. I am twenty”—he pauses and bends at the waist, bowing to my brothers and me—“one.” Breaking into the Running Man, my youngest brother shuffles along the grimy cobblestones, drunk off his ass, just like the rest of us.
“He’s twenty-one—buy this man a drink,” Reid, my second-youngest brother, shouts to no one in particular.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • There was no broken love curse at first in the original proposal. My editor asked for a family legend and I nearly panicked unsure of what to do and then the broken love curse came to life after a little conversation I had with Sara Ney and Aimee Ashcroft.
  • The Lobster Landing (the family business) is based off of my parents’ little shop in Upstate New York.
  • The crazy fudge flavors the dad goes nuts about in the book is actually a direct representation of my dad’s passion for the fudge he makes.
  • We visited Maine in 2018 and I took inspiration from Bar Harbor and Ogonquit to bring Port Snow to life.


Please tell us a little about the characters in your book. As you wrote your protagonist was there anything about them that surprised you?

Ren is the new girl to town looking for a fresh start and within the first few minutes making it into Port Snow’s town limits, she’s driven off the road by a wayward moose. Griffin Knightly is a volunteer firefighter who also works at the family business and is so afraid of the broken love curse and what he thinks it took away from him that he’s incredibly cautious around Ren even though his body and heart want her.


If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?

Set the scene for your characters’ first kiss.

On top of a mattress, under the protection of a tent, the evening is cool, the sexual tension is burning up and after a fight, they finally give in.

If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?

The meet cute where Griffin has to rescue Ren out of her car, because it’s full of new beginnings, uncertainty, and a whole bunch of sexy once overs.


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

That even though you think you can’t have one in life, everyone deserves a second chance.


What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned?

I’m currently working on the third book in the Getting Lucky series, Reid’s story. Eep!!! It’s so freaking good. For the rest of the year, I have a new sports romance coming out on July 11th called The Locker Room. Rogan’s book in The Getting Lucky series is coming out in August, and I have a lot of fun things planned for the fall!

Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Meet the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. An author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.
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27 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: That Second Chance by Meghan Quinn”

  1. joab4424

    I love small town romances. Having a family curse, these men have their work cut out for them finding love. I’m adding this to my TBR list for sure.

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