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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Second Hope by J. B. McDonald

Second Hope by J. B. McDonald
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (172 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Bluebell

An injured horse. A wary woman. Healing them could cost his heart.

Nat Jackson knows what she’s good at: healing horses. Relationships? She learned about the price of those from her mother. When Cole Masterson shows up at her Second Hope ranch with a bad shoulder and a lame horse, she’s more than willing to treat the animal. But his money comes with a catch—he insists on staying at the ranch while his horse undergoes treatment.

The horse, she can handle. Resisting the man…that’s a complication she doesn’t need.

Money is no object when it comes to his horses, and Cole knows Second Hope offers the best in equine rehab. He hadn’t counted on Nat’s fractured heart awakening his desire to mend it. Her skills have his horse on the fast track to health, though. There’s not much time to work his way through her defenses before it’s time to leave.

Nat has no intention of getting her hopes up only to have them dashed. Cole’s already thrown his heart over the fence—and he has no choice but to follow it in pursuit of the woman of his dreams.

Everybody deserves a second chance whether it be man or beast. In J. B. McDonald’s book Second Hope the reader is well rewarded. This splendid novel is carefully constructed, well worded, and pulls constantly at your heartstrings. The story is well set up. I love the fact we see the function of the ranch and learn of the heroine Nat ( Antoinette Jackson) hesitancy of having this Cole Masterson (our hero) and we know the chemistry is gonna be HOT. WHEW!!!!

The story grows deep within you and you can’t stop following it. There is a dramatic high point. I can’t tell you about it. I can’t describe it with out tears. The language and voice of the writer is perfect. The setting and development of characters is sublime. You will love Emma and cheer for her recovery. You will be amazed at Nat’s strength. I don’t think I would have her courage.

If you need a summer read. A book that will wring your emotions pick up this copy of Second Hope. It is worth keeping. A solid good read that deserves the New York Times Best Seller list. I am positive that a talent like J. B. McDonald will rise to the top of any house from Samhain to Avon. I will be looking of her name and know what a gem I will have to read. Thank you for living beyond my expectations.

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