A man that lost his love of his life but he might have room for another woman if only he gives it a chance. A woman that can’t trust anyone because of what happened with her father but a cowboy might just be the one to pass her test.
This was such a warm, emotional story. When I started reading this story I knew that it had to do with a cowboy that was going to get a second chance to love a wonderful, strong woman. But as I was reading and he told his story about how he met his wife and how she passed away so many memories came back to me of when my husband passed away. I know that both my husband always and I talked about what if one of us passed away would we ever be able to remarry or find someone to be with, both of us answered no. I love how he was able to move on but it wasn’t that he knew he needed to he was still in mourning. He thought he moved on with his life but he never did, it seemed that he was waiting for her to come into his life so he could love again. He just didn’t know that she also had her own demons and he was going to face them together with her.
Cole Forrester and Melanie Simms have been left to finish the last details of his sister’s wedding which is also her bestfriend. She has had a major crush on him and well he hasn’t really noticed her much. Now here is Gage, he is like a brother to Cole, putting the moves on Melanie and he is not going to have it. Ms. Harris, is the housekeeper and match maker and she has her own agenda so Cole can see how lovely Melanie is and how she would make him happy.
When it’s time to go to the chapel she gets stubborn and she will not get on a horse. She is willing to walk in the freezing cold but she doesn’t tell him why her reluctance in not mounting one. They end up walking to the chapel but when they are ready to leave a blizzard catches them and they have no choice but to walk to a small cabin that Cole has in the wooded area. It’s nice and small and the most important thing they are alone, half naked and with a bottle of whiskey. He can no longer keep his hands to himself and he wants her and she wants him. Things get hot and heavy but Gage interrupts them.
Soon she finds out that he is closing a deal with her father’s company and she had received a phone call from her sister saying that they were coming to Passion Creek. Cole has been coming to see her and he wants a relationship with her but she’s afraid. He wants this business to go through for a long time and it was a dream that he and his late wife had. She couldn’t tell him what her father did and why not to do business with him. Then the day comes that her sister, Meredith, shows up at her business but things don’t go very well and they have another fight. Cole and Melanie go out to dinner and that where she sees her father. How can she continue being with Cole when he is going to be doing business with a monster? How could have Cole just let her walk away can he get her back when he realizes what he just did?
The Rancher’s Second Chance is a great start to a new series. This is not my first read by Ms. James and I know that I will be waiting patiently for the next book in this series. I truly hope that the next story is about Gage and Meredith something not good was going through Gage’s mind when he saw Meredith, I don’t know if he knows her from the past or if it was just him being protective. The pace of this story was perfect and the characters were well developed. The storyline was intriguing and Ms. James writing is captivating. I love stories that I can get lost in and just sigh when they end. I can’t wait for more from this author.
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