Second Chances

27may2:00 pm3:00 pmSecond ChancesPresented with Harlequin
With Helena Hunting, Hudson Lin, Wendy Million, and Zoe York

Speakers for this event

  • Helena Hunting

    Helena Hunting


    NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Helena Hunting, lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her amazing husband and daughter and their emotional, chatty cat. She writes contemporary romance and romantic comedies full of heat and heart. When she wants to dive into her angsty side, she writes new adult romance under H. Hunting.



  • Hudson Lin

    Hudson Lin


    Hudson Lin grew up straddling two cultures with often times conflicting perspectives on life. Instead of conforming to either, she has sought to find a third way that brings together the positive elements of both. Lin writes diverse romances featuring queer and disabled people of color.



  • Wendy Million

    Wendy Million


    Wendy Million is a high school teacher whose novels about strong women and troubled men have captivated her readers. She is the author of the contemporary second-chance romances When Stars Fall and Miss Matched. Wendy lives in Ontario with two beautiful daughters, two cute pooches, and one handsome husband.



  • Zoe York

    Zoe York


    Fourteen-time USA Today bestselling author Zoe York lives in London, Ontario, where she writes steadfast heroes, relatable heroines who could be your best friend, and recognizable Canadian settings as the backdrop for spicy-sweet romance. She also writes as Ainsley Booth (notable titles include Prime Minister and The Playing Game).



Event Details

Presented with Harlequin

What if you could try again with the one you love? How do you resolve old hurts and create new sparks? Join our presenting authors for a discussion on second chances in love!

Make a Wish by Helena Hunting
St. Martin’s Griffin

Ever have a defining life moment you wish you could do over? Harley Spark has one. The time she almost kissed the widowed father of the toddler she nannied for. It was so bad they moved across the state and she never saw them again.

Fast forward seven years and she’s totally over it. At least she thinks she is. Until Gavin Rhodes and his adorable now nine-year-old daughter, Peyton, reappear at a princess-themed birthday party hosted by Spark House, Harley’s family’s event hotel. Despite trying to avoid the awkwardness of the situation, she can’t help but notice how unbearably sexy he looks in a tutu. Add to that a spontaneous hives breakout, and it’s clear she’s not even remotely over the mortification of her egregious error all those years ago.

Going Public by Hudson Lin
Carina Adores

As an operating partner at Jade Harbour, Raymond Chao prides himself in fixing even the most disastrous of portfolio companies—no matter the cost. While his colleagues might not always like his methods, they love his results. But his latest business partner isn’t cooperating, and what’s worse, Raymond’s underhanded tactics have landed him in hot water with the law.  

Elvin Goh has been Raymond’s assistant for years, and he’s been in love with the charming, ruthless playboy for just as long. There’s very little that Elvin won’t do—or hasn’t done—for Raymond. Impossible crush aside, it’s his job. But this time, even Elvin can’t see a way out. 

Miss Matched by Wendy Million
W by Wattpad Books

Tayla Murphy is done waiting for Mr. Right. When her best friend meets and marries her match from an exclusive dating service, Tayla decides to seize the success GameSetMatch promises. With a ninety-nine percent success rate, what could go wrong? But when his name turns up on Tayla’s match screen, she’s filled with disbelief. Simon Buchannan broke her heart six years ago, and he certainly isn’t her soulmate.

Simon Buchannan has never gotten over breaking up with Tayla Murphy, and the circumstances around their demise have haunted him for years. When he opens his email to find he’s been matched with her through GameSetMatch, he’ll do anything to grasp his second chance at love and prove to Tayla they really are a perfect match.


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