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5+ stars for Craving His Second Chance by Rhonda Lee Carver #enemiestolovers #westernromance

Title: Craving His Second Chance

Author: Rhonda Lee Carver

Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance, Second Chance Romance, Contemporary Western Romance

Book Blurb:

The Ryders and Thorns have been enemies for as long as she can remember. When she finds herself in the middle of a tug-of-war, she'll have to pick sides. Her choice might tear her family apart...

Circumstances bring her back into the path of a cowboy she fell for once upon a time. To keep her heart safe, she must abide by some rules...

1. No lusting after LB Ryder. He’s hotter than ever, but that ship has sailed.

2. Ignore how the cocky cowboy makes her want to bite nails...and do unbelievably bad things.

3. No kissing, touching, or believing in an enemies-to-lovers fairytale. She won't take a stroll down memory lane, especially with a man who is T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

4. Break rules 1-3 and repeat. Rules were meant to be broken anyway.

Haisley has always gravitated toward LB. Handsome, smart, cocky, and determined, he's just the type of guy she finds challenging. And he's about the only one who isn't afraid to put her in her place.

LB has avoided the Thorns for years, but when the oldest brother steals a prized horse, LB's ready to seek revenge. Then Haisley pops back into his life, stirring up the past and making demands. The chemistry is still scorching and the only thing sweeter than revenge is a stroll down memory lane.

As things heat up, LB and Haisley stop fighting each other and are forced to make tough choices…and find a way to navigate a secret that can either start a civil war between the Ryders and Thorns or end a four-decade old feud.

Readers who love enemies to lovers, second chances, and happily ever after won't be able to put this book down. Craving a Second Chance is packed with emotion, grit, conflict, and a splash of suspense.

Book 1- Whiskey Ryder’s Second Chance

Book 2-Protecting His Second Chance

Book 3-Craving His Second Chance

My Review:

Warring families, a second chance at love, and a secret to ending a forty-year feud. Sounds like the making of an unputdownable read, eh? In the Old West, there was a famous feud between two families. You know the one. Well, the families of LB and Haisley could teach a thing or two to those historic feuders. Talk about throwing down the gauntlet. Craving His Second Chance is packed with fiery passion, enough conflict to fill the state of Texas, family saga, and a second chance at love. The characters will win you over as will the snarky dialogue.

I love a good enemies to lovers romance and this book takes it to another level with family feuds. Rhonda Lee Carver knows what the key to an unputdownable romance is and she delivers. The narration is a kettle pot of emotions, conflict, passion, devotion to family, with a dash of suspense thrown in. The narration drove the plot which make for an enjoyable reading experience.

I think my favorite part of this book is the dialogue. Dialogue like this, where it’s snarky, sharp, and deadly, is my reading jam. I love the banter between LB and Haisley. It fires up the passion between them.

The romance is enemies to lovers and second chance. Rhonda Lee Carver weaves a delicious romance, and I was craving more. I loved the ending.

If you love enemies to lovers romance, you need to read this book. It’s so fantastic! I can’t recommend this book enough.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Rhonda Lee Carver is a bestselling author of contemporary western and romantic suspense, but she loves to write other genres too. She's known for writing stories that keep readers laughing, crying, gripping the edge of their seats, and screaming all in one riding a virtual roller coaster. Whether she's creating sexy cowboys or tough guys, or sassy, independent heroines, readers are sure to find strong, powerful, memorable characters that are relatable.

By day, she taps into her creative, fictional world but at some point she transitions back into reality where she's a volleyball-stands cheerleader, homework virtuoso (at least she thinks so), amateur nurse to skinned knees, mediocre chef with some awesome microwave skills, pet-guru (all the strays show up at her house), and a Jackie of all trades for her kids who are the loves of her life. Yoga and chocolate keep her sane. Hallmark movies require cuddling up with tissues because she can be emotional. She adds a sprinkle of her own real-life adventures in each story she spins because a little truth never hurt anyone. She wouldn't give up one thing in her crazy, chaotic, ever-amusing life, except, she might do magic tricks for the bungalow on the beach she's had her eye on (GOALS).

Writing for Rhonda is like falling in love and finding a new best friend over and over again. Her characters will find a place inside your heart too.

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Reviewed by: Nancy


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