Published by Entangled: Bliss on September 15, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Sometimes love is right where you left it.
Sadie Hart has a plan: return to her small town of Hope Springs so she can regain her confidence—and bank account—before giving one more shot to her country music dream. The dream that means more to her than anything. The dream she chose over her high school sweetheart, the brooding and sinfully handsome Royce Dixon.
Royce has moved on from his memories of the beautiful Sadie. Now he’s focused solely on running Second Chance Ranch, where he rehabilitates troubled teens through ranch work. But when he needs a new employee and Sadie’s the only one to volunteer, he has no choice but to offer his old flame a job.
Whether riding a horse with the wind in her hair or mucking out the stalls, Sadie can still get Royce’s heart beating like no one else. But Nashville is her dream, and Royce can’t settle for second best.
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
My thoughts. . .
Maybe it’s because I was born & raised in the south, but I’ve always had a thing for cowboys and rodeos. I blame my childhood friend for taking me to the local rodeo one Sunday evening. 🙂 (Yes….during the summers here in my hometown, we have a rodeo every Sunday night under the stars.) I also blame my obsession with the movie 8 Seconds. Haven’t seen it? Go find it. Now. Quickly. Oh, and grab some tissues on the way.
Now, back to the topic at hand…Cindi Madsen’s latest, Second Chance Ranch, is a picture perfect read! I adored Sadie and Royce and the very apparent chemistry they had. They have a history, a stubbornness, and a passion that just makes their chemistry that much stronger. I love their “first meeting” after five years. Talk about an awkward grocery store moment!
It was so fun to go on this journey with Royce and Sadie. Royce wanted so badly to stay made at Sadie after she turned down his proposal and moved to Nashville all those years ago, but no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t stay mad. Now that she is back in her hometown trying to get back on her feet before going back to Nashville to continue chasing her dream, Sadie has no idea that her dream isn’t what it used to be. It takes being around the boy that stole her heart in high school and helping him on the ranch with a group of troubled teens to second guess what she wants out of life.
Second Chance Ranch is another winner for author, Cindi Madsen! It’s filled with all of the elements that make a perfect romantic read. There is chemistry, humor, and of course a sexy cowboy. Who can resist that? And an ending that’ll sweep you off your feet! I can’t wait to see where Cindi takes us next in Hope Springs.
Four.five out of five stars!