Dancer Larissa Martine is ready to start over and Las Vegas seems like the perfect city for a shiny new beginning. But first, to honor her pact with her girlfriends, she wants to make a quick stop in Cheyenne, WY to make amends with her first love, the guy she left to chase her dreams of Broadway fame. Except rancher Matt Briggs isn’t nearly as interested in her regrets as he is in keeping her in town for his sister’s wedding. It’s a request she can’t deny when his family takes up the cause to make her stay for just one more week, but it’s difficult to maintain her friends-only boundaries with a man who attracts her as much as ever.
After losing his father and inheriting the family ranch in addition to the one he’d bought on his own, Matt’s life is all about obligations. But Larissa’s unexpected arrival during the wedding mayhem is a bright spot he won’t ignore, even if that means tempting her into far more than just a dance. He figures one night with her will bring them both some peace with their past, which is all she said she wanted. But one night leaves Matt wanting a whole lot more and this time, he’s willing to gamble everything to make her stay.
Title: Second Chance Cowboy
Series: Road to Romance #2
Author: Joanne Rock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 21, 2017
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Eight years ago Larissa made a decision. One that haunted her ever since for without closure on her past she cannot move forward to a questionable future as she’d planned. In order to honor a mother’s dying request she’d had to break a young man’s heart, and her own as well. Now she’s coming home to find the closure she desperately needs. What she didn’t expect was that home truly is where the heart is… and her heart belongs right here with Matt.
One text message was all it took to destroy Matt’s dreams. Now the sender of that message is back in town. He needs Larissa here with him, the past is just that, behind them. One night, one week and maybe a life time is on the line. He needs the love of his life back beside him and even if he’s stretched as thin as a person can get with responsibilities… he’s gong to get back the one person he needs to make all the rest worthwhile.
There’s something about second chance romances that always draw me in. The risk of going back and trying to make a wrong turn out right is probably a risk that nine out of ten people would take. Second Chance Cowboy gives Larissa and Matt a do-over moment. Maybe a bit older, a bit wiser, and a lot more in love this time around will bring them the happy ending they missed out on their first time together. I liked this couple, they’re realistic and simply horrible at really talking to each other. What might have been long ago is a decision that Larissa now deeply regrets. She made the wrong choice for the wrong person. Now she has the chance to exchange one dream for another but she and Matt have to really talk to each other before their happy ending can become a reality.
Looking for a great second chance romance to get caught up in? Then Second Chance Cowboy is the book for you. I’d recommend this story or the entire series to any Romance reader.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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