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. ~ Goodreads
Second Chance Ranch
1. Cindi Madsen + Contemporary Romance = Auto buy
Cindi writes the sweetest romances and this one just might be my favorite!
2. Second chances
I love romances where the couple has a shared past to overcome. It brings automatic tension and sexual chemistry to the table.
While it didn’t work for Sadie & Royce the first time around it had more to do with bad timing than lack of love for each other.
These two sizzle on the page!
Poor Royce gave his heart to Sadie when they were younger and she turned him down cold. He’s carrying a bit of a chip on his shoulder but is a really great guy.
He manages the family ranch, takes care of his mom and runs a rehabilitation program fro troubled teens.
Despite his hurt feelings, he treats Sadie right and doesn’t hang on to his grudge for long. *swoon*
What an awesome female character! She left Hope Springs and Royce behind to follow her dream of becoming a country singer.
While that did hurt Royce, I loved that Sadie had a dream and thought it worth following. Too often, female characters don’t choose themselves over romance. She wasn’t callus about it – just knew she had to give her dreams a shot.
Not everything went as planned and she’s understandably embarrassed but she doesn’t sit and whine for long. She’s a go getter – whether it’s her singing career, helping the kids at the ranch, or making sure Royce doesn’t get away again. <3 her!
5. Hope Springs & family.
The small close knit town of Hope Springs, the Second Hand Ranch, family and friends help round out this story nicely.
Instead of being cloying busy bodies, they were supportive and loving – helping both Sadie and Royce find themselves and then each other.