Book Review: Second Chance Ranch by Cindy Madsen

Second Chance RanchTitle: Second Chance Ranch

Author: Cindy Madsen

Series: Stands Alone (Hope Spings #1)

Publisher: Entangled Bliss

Release Date: September 15, 2014


Book Summary:

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.



This was a sweet story.  I loved the setting of this book. Second Chance Ranch is a place for troubled teens but also gives Royce and Sadie their second chance at love.   There was nothing really original in this story line.  It’s a story that has been told before and will be told again but I liked how the author told this version of the story.

The characters are really likable. Sadie has been chasing her dream to become a country music sensation for 6 years but despite getting close several times it’s eluded her. Royce has taken over the family ranch and has not had time for much else. When circumstances force them back together they both have to reevaluate what they really want out of life.

A great ending made this a really enjoyable read.

4 stars

4 Stars – Great Book

Content: language & innuendo throughout and a couple fade to black sex scenes

Source: Netgalley


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