Friday, September 19, 2014

ARC REVIEW: Second Chance Ranch (Hope Springs #1) by Cinid Madsen

Title/Series: Second Chance Ranch | Hope Springs #1
Author: Cindi Madsen
Published: September 15th 2014
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Format: eBook | Pages: 232
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher
★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!!

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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.,%201

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. In no way did that sway my review or my rating!

This book. This book! From the moment I started it all the way to the very end this book was read with a huge grin on my face. Second Chance Ranch is the second book I've read by Cindi Madsen and has solidified the fact that she is now one of my must buy everything type of authors. Both books I've read so far just make me happy as I read them and I can't wait to buy more of her work and lose myself.

Her characters are so rich and lovable. And you fall in love with all of them. From Sadie and Royce all the way to Cory and Quinn their best friends and even the kids at the ranch and Sadie's grandpa had me as well. It's not often where I find an entire book filled with characters that make me want to jump inside and stay there. Each having their own personalities and quirks that leap from the pages.

I love how second chances is a theme that runs through this book on different levels. Not only do you have this relationship between Sadie and Royce which grabbed hold of my heart and refused to let go. But you have Sadie with her musical dreams and you also have a group of really awesome troubled teens at the ranch that Royce runs. Well at least two of which you get to know a bit in the book. It all made for a very sweet and heartwarming book that I was sad to finish because I didn't want it to end.

I realized in getting this review ready that I have a 3rd Cindi Madsen book already on my better believe I'm going to jump on that one and get it read as soon as possible. I can't wait to read more of this series and anything else she writes for that matter. Thank you Entangled for allowing me to read and review this book!!!

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  1. Ahhh I love second chance romances! This one sounds like my kind of book (+10 for swoony cowboy). Lovely review :)

  2. YAY! and a cowboy to boot! (LOL - i'm so punny) I've read one other book by cindi madsen before and really enjoyed it! I'll be looking forward to getting to this one. :)

  3. Oh I loved this book so much too! I seriously want my own Royce! He was perfection! And the rodeo scene? BE STILL MY FREAKING HEART! OMG. I'm so glad you loved this one too!!!!