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The Rancher's Second Chance (Entangled Indulgence) [Kindle Edition]

Victoria James
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $2.99
Sold by: Macmillan

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Book Description

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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"I've now had the chance to read two books written by Victoria James and she has moved her way up to the top of my "Favorite Authors" list. Victoria's books are powerful and full of emotion. Her ability to transform a story in the minds of a reader from nothing but words on a page to full blown reality is extraordinary." -Sapphyria Reviews
                                 
"This book was one epic read! From the first page I just knew this book would be one I could not put down! Strongly written characters with equally strong stories that intertwine to form one incredible read! An absolute feel good read. Five Stars!" -Talking Books Review

"I've read enough of Victoria James' books to know that when I pick one up, I'll be treated to a romantic captivating journey and a couple to fall in love with. And I was, as The Ranchers Second Chance is a beautifully written book with wonderful realistic characters, a mesmerising storyline and set in a descriptively beautiful location. Cole and Mel's journey is one of discovery and understanding and with some laugh-out-loud moments...was an absolute pleasure to read." -Nicola, Amazon Review

"Cole is the strong, alpha man with that tender side. Melanie is the sweet, caring, and has a great strength...I felt so many different emotions with this storyline...I had a hard time putting the book down. Victoria James doesn't disappoint. This a 5 star must read."
-Sharon, Amazon Review

"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." -Always YA at Heart
 

Product Details

  • File Size: 988 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence (March 10, 2014)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IHCNO88
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,098 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Epic Read! March 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Summation of the story - Meet wedding planner Melanie who happens to be the bride's (Cori) best friend. Cori can't make it home to finalise details for her nuptials so she leaves it to Melanie. Adding to the mix is Cori's hotter than hot rancher brother Cole, who is grieving over losing his wife of years past. Cole is forced to help Melanie with a few wedding details and ends up getting stranded at his cabin. Mel is hiding something from her past. Something that has the potential to rock her very foundation. Cole soon comes to realise he has underestimated Melanie and begins to really get to know her. Despite it all he finds himself attracted to her. But will he give his heart again?

Thoughts on the book - This book was one epic read! From the first page I just knew this book would be one I could not put down! This story has so many facets within, struggles and undercurrents - loss, grieving, living, love and family. Strongly written characters with equally strong stories that intertwine to form one incredible read!
Melanie and Cole's characters had so much chemistry and the additional characters - Gage, Mrs Harris and even Tim added to the mix splendidly. This book cannot be faulted. An absolute feel good read.
Five Stars!

*ARC received from Publisher for an honest review
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Second Chance at Happiness March 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Melanie Simms walked away from her wealthy, abusive father and began a new life. She starts her own business and is a wedding planner. Her friend, Corrina, is getting married and Mel is helping her. This means working with her friend's big brother, Cole. Melanie is attracted to him but she won't let her emotions distract her. Or will she? Cole is a widower. He doesn't want to love again after he lost his young wife to cancer. Melanie is afraid to let anyone close after the traumatic pain of her childhood. Will they risk their hearts? This is a tender, romantic story that touched me. The characters are realistic. Melanie is a gentle, loving woman who guards her emotions. Cole is powerful and honorable. He protects those he loves. Victoria James has given us a delightful supporting cast. I love the meddling Mrs. H. as well as Cole's friend, Gage. This book is a perfect balance of love, laughter and heartbreak. I couldn't stop reading The Rancher's Second Chance. I hope there are more books in The Passion Creek series. I would love to read Gage's story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Romance March 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice light romance March 12, 2014
By Swimom4
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a sweet “true love can come around a second time” story. Cole had lost the love of his life and was content with knowing he’d had one great love and that would be it for him. Silver spoon baby Melanie was not only exactly what he didn’t want in a woman, she was just not even on his radar. But Melanie had a dark side to her life that she hadn’t shared with anyone, and when Cole slowly started chipping away at his preconceived notions about her and seeing the real woman underneath, he found himself feeling something he hadn’t since losing his beloved Sarah.

Cole really had a chip on his shoulder for awhile when it came to Melanie; what he’d seen of her life was the upside to being the daughter born into wealth, and he didn’t like it. He’d worked hard for everything in life, and even though he had seen Melanie spend time in his home and fit right in with his sister, he just never let go of the idea that she had been handed everything in life. He was a bit harsh towards Melanie, especially when he was forced to spend time with her while she worked on his sister’s wedding arrangements. But my heart did go out to him over the loss of his wife, a woman who was in every way perfect for him. It almost seemed like the story was set up so no one would ever live up to Sarah, let alone a woman like Melanie who seemed her complete opposite by first glance. But Melanie had a strength that no one, even her own family, seemed to recognize, and I was relieved when Cole finally started to see it.

Melanie had been beaten down emotionally her whole life, whether it was her ass of a father or her sister and mother who faulted her for having the backbone to walk away. Her entire family seemed self-absorbed, it was like everyone was out for themselves except for Melanie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Start for a New Series
A man that lost his love of his life but he might have room for another woman if only he gives it a chance. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Monica Cardoza
3.0 out of 5 stars Not her best - 2.5 stars
When I was reading this book, I kept thinking it must have been the author's debut since it doesn't compare with the other 3 books she's written. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Sandy Milan
3.0 out of 5 stars The ranchers second chance
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were great and the story line was good. I couldn't put this book down until I finished it.
Published 1 month ago by Linda Linder
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Journey back to Life and Love
This is the second book in a series written by different authors. It could easily stand alone. I have read Victoria James' books before and I got exactly what I was expecting; a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Janet
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and Wonderful Romance
This was such a wonderful love story and I enjoyed it so t!
The storyline was exceptionally written with lots of love and romance written into every page. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay story
I really like Victoria James as an author and I was excited to see a new book by her but this one just was kind of boring. Read more
Published 2 months ago by english teacher
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good start to a new series
This book was so much better than I thought it was. Cole and Melanie had been around each other for years. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Eve379
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Very good! story was refreshing and light hearted. About second chances at funding the one and love. Full of family support.
Published 3 months ago by Laurig
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVED!
4 stars

The Rancher's Second Chance was a sweet, quick read that told a beautiful story about two people who are learning to let go of the past and move forward. Read more
Published 3 months ago by FFpassion
5.0 out of 5 stars A heart warming story with a sexy cowboy!
Cole Forrester's sister, Corrina, was getting married and her longtime friend, Melanie Simms, is the wedding planner. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cheryl Sanders
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More About the Author

Victoria James always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples) and a cardboard cover and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill the dream of writing romantic fiction.

Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after's for her 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 she's quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.

Victoria loves connecting with readers, you can find her online at www.victoriajames.ca and on Twitter: @vicjames101

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