20 September 2014

Review & Giveaway: Second Chance Ranch (Hope Springs) by Cindi Madsen

Second Chance Ranch (Hope Springs)
by Cindi Madsen.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: September 15th 2014 by Entangled: Bliss.
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.

Reviewed by Kelly.

This was one of those books that I after I read it, I couldn’t get it out of my head and therefore couldn’t start the next book for days. I both like that and dislike it.

I really wished I could have been an outdoor gal and lived on a ranch with horses and cattle and worked from sun up to sundown. But, I like my air conditioner too much and I live near the ocean, so it is a good dream. Sorry, random thought.

Second Chance Ranch really has two meanings. One is for the second chance at love. The other is the nickname of the Ranch that holds troubled teens for a time to help them with issues and give them hard work and maybe a little fun too if they are making progress.

Royce is moving on with his life. He proposed to Sadie in high school. They were everything to each other until they weren’t. Sadie had dreams of being a big country singer. So, she left everyone to go to Nashville. Several years later, broke and a little downhearted she returns to work and save up some money so she can go back to Nashville and keep trying. She was just trying not to run into Royce. But in a small town, it was inevitable to run into each other. Then when she finds there are no jobs to be had except for on Royce’s Ranch, both are left to accept that they will be around each other.

Ha, if it was only that easy. Sadie has a knack for being a people and animal whisperer. She can calm anything. Royce sees that and he both hates and likes that she can do that. Eventually, the two find that there are still some deep feelings for each other and it is hard to ignore. Because, if you give in you know your heart will just eventually have to heal all over again once she leaves.

I love Ms Madsen’s writing style. It is easy to put yourself in their shoes when you read it. You feel that love and you feel the sadness when a heart stars to break too! I like how she tied this book into her last book with just a mention of the singer Tyler Blue! I love her description of the ranch that is what made me wish to be there too! I enjoyed watching the troubled teens come around too. I liked how Sadie had a knack with people and animals. The scene where the foal is born is amazing! I am a labor and delivery nurse and would love to witness that someday!

I can’t think of anything I didn’t like. Well, except for the above, which isn’t really against the book. It was an amazing read that gave me a way to live the life on a ranch vicariously through the book!

If you like living on a ranch, riding horses, helping troubled teens, going to rodeos, learning how to lasso a calf, singing, having dreams that you want to accomplish, second chances, making choices, cowboys, families, well then this book is for you!

Thanks to Entangled Bliss for providing me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Since I loved the book, I am giving an ecopy of the book to one lucky person. Sorry, USA only.

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Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

If you're interested in ARCs, interviews, and/or blog tour information please contact my publicist Debbie at debbie@entangledpublishing.com

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  1. I have been to a ranch will I was in Junior High. I love the experience of being there even if it was just for the weekend.

  2. Replies
    1. That's it? Tell me more, Is it hard? is it rewarding? Do you want to stay that way or do something else? Don't leave me hanging??!!

  3. I have not been on a ranch ever...

  4. I have never been on a ranch but I've always wanted to ride a horse!

    1. I used to ride my cousins horse as a kid. But when we went to Scotland and got on a horse as an adult, i forgot everything and fell over to the other side of the horse to the ground. EMBARRASSING!