Friday, March 14, 2014

Blog Tour: The Ranchers Second Chance by Victoria James with Review and Giveaway


The Rancher’s Second Chance
by Victoria James
Published:  March 10, 2014
Publisher:  Entangled Indulgence

Widowed rancher Cole Forrester is all about running his family's ranch and guarding his heart. The last thing he's looking for is love, but when his little sister can't make it home to handle some of her wedding details, he's forced to entertain the event planner, Melanie Simms. Melanie is everything he's not even remotely interested in: she's high-society, complicated, and high maintenance. But when he's stranded with her at his remote cabin in the Colorado mountains, he realizes he's seriously underestimated her. She's hiding something about her past from him, but despite everything, he finds himself falling for the last woman he ever expected, and the first woman to make him want to give his heart and risk everything...

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My Thoughts:  I have read several of Victoria James' books in the past and really enjoyed them, so when I had the opportunity to read The Rancher's Second Chance, I couldn't wait to see what kind of story Victoria James would write that included a cowboy.  Needless to say, she didn't disappoint and has written a romantic and entertaining story that readers will love.

Melanie Simms is a wedding planner and she just happens to be planning her best friend's wedding, which is being held at the family's ranch, a ranch which her friend's brother Cole Forrester runs.  As fate would have it, when her friend falls ill while out of town, Melanie must handle things on her behalf, which includes going to the ranch for some final preparations.  This also means she will be seeing Cole, who has always made her heart flutter.  Cole lost his wife several years prior and has been alone ever since, just the way he wants it.  In his mind, no one could ever replace her and he has no intentions of getting into a relationship now or ever, but there is something about Mel that causes a stirring inside he hasn't felt in a long time.  Melanie has her own secrets centered around a painful past.  When circumstances thrust these two together, the attraction they feel cannot be denied and the sparks begin to fly, but will the past and the hurts that still remain threaten to destroy any hope of a future for them before it even begins.

I loved the characters in the story.  Cole is one super hot cowboy, and when he loosens up, he is a really fun guy to  He also has a very protective side, and he's determined to get what he wants.  Melanie is a city girl, but she's also very strong-willed, and strong as person.  She can be a lot of fun to.  One of my favorite characters in the book was Cole's friend Gage.  I absolutely loved him and I really hope he is getting his own book.  

Overall, The Rancher's Second Chance is romantic and has just the right amount of sizzle.  I loved the story itself and found it to be romantic, sexy, and though it had its serious moments, it was also fun and enjoyable to read.  Victoria James has done an excellent job with this contemporary romance - it's most definitely something contemporary romance fans will enjoy.
I always knew I wanted to be a writer and in grade five, I penned my first story, bound it (with staples) and a cardboard cover and did all the illustrations myself (if you’ve ever seen my drawings you’ll know how horrible they must have been.  I still draw stick figures).  Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.
In high school I fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance.  After graduating University with an English Literature degree, I married my own hero, pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened my own business.
After the birth of our first child, I knew it was time to fulfill the dream of writing romantic fiction.  I’m a hopeless romantic who is living my dream, penning happily-ever-after’s for my characters in between managing kids and the family business.  Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but I’m quite content living in suburbia with my husband, our two young children, and very bad cat.
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Cole Forrester filled up the doorway and her mind.  He was a solid six feet two inches of hard, beautiful man.  There wasn't a soft spot on his well-defined, hard-working body.  

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8 comments:

  1. It is definitely hard to resist a sexy cowboy! Glad this was a solid read for you.

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    1. I did enjoy it. I have a weakness for those sexy cowboys, especially the broody ones.

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  2. WHOA I love that teaser pic! I'm glad you enjoyed, Ellen.

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  3. this book sounds amazing, and he sounds like an interesting character

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  4. I'm glad you enjoyed this one Ellen! Loving that pic ;-)

    A great review!

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