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5 stars for Rip Ryder’s Second Chance (Cowboys of Second Chances Security Book 6) by Rhonda Lee Carver #westernromance #romance #bookreview #ku

Title: Rip Ryder’s Second Chance (Cowboys of Second Chances Security Book 6)

Author: Rhonda Lee Carver

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance


Book Blurb:


Rip Ryder’s Second Chance is a novel of high school sweethearts who reunite to rekindle a rare passion and confront the past.


As teens, Noelle Evelyn and Rip Ryder fell deeply in love. Their passion seemed to defy the odds of disapproving parents, youth and unforeseen obstacles…until high school graduation rolled around. One drunken night changed the future.


Years later, Noelle returns to Second Chance after the death of a friend only to face the lingering ghosts of her past. The memory of Rip has haunted her every day since they broke up. Her life might have moved forward, she’s now a single mom of a toddler, but her heart stays frozen in a time when love was all that mattered.


Noelle has carried a secret to protect others that will unravel. Will the demons of the past draw them together, or rip them apart again? Will an endless love endure the pain? Rip was willing to do anything to protect the only love he’d ever known, but can he save her?


Rip Ryder's Second Chance is the last installment of the series. This book will have you cheering for Noelle and Rip as they face demons from their past, and a secret that has lingered too long.


My Review:


One night tore them apart but years later, can they have a second chance at happiness? I’m a huge fan of this author and her books. Rhonda Lee Carver brings so much emotion to her western romances. In this book, we find a woman returning home and rediscover a love she thought lost forever. But the secret she's carried with her since high school will be revealed and the monster unmasked. Can she finally bury the past and forge a future with Rip? 

It all starts with an emotionally charged plot. The focus of this story is all about dark secrets. The author takes us on a heartbreaking journey to redemption. There’s a lot going on and it centers on what happened all those years ago. It's so beautifully written and chockful of emotion. The dramatic tension is just the right amount without going over the top. The character development is flawless. The ending made it all worthwhile.

If you love epic drama, second chance romances with tormented characters, you’ll love this book. Fans of Ransom Canyon will want to read this book.


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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