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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Second Chance Cowboy by Rhonda Lee Carver

Second Chance Cowboy by Rhonda Lee Carver
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (118 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Larkspur

A tumble down the stairs lands Carly back in the arms of her ex-husband.

After the loss of a child tears her marriage apart, Carly vows she’ll never speak to her soon-to-be ex-husband Chance again. On the eve of their divorce, however, Carly takes a stroll down memory lane and calls Chance.

A passionate one night stand between the two is shattered by cruel light of morning. With reality having set back in, Carly admits to Chance she made a mistake, forcing him to come to grips that there is no hope left for their marriage.

Fate has other plans for them. Carly’s fall down some stairs leaves her with amnesia…but that’s only the start of it.

Can deception bring a second chance at love or will it forever destroy an already broken marriage?

What if all your dreams came true, but it was a lie caused by a case of amnesia? What would you do when you woke up? Carly Taylor will have to answer that question sooner or later. What if all your dreams came true but it caused you to live a lie while your ex-wife, suffering from a bout of amnesia, thinks you’re still the man of her dreams? What can you do to make it a reality? That’s the question Chance Taylor will have to face. But it’ll be one rip roaring bull ride to find out.

Ms Carver has herself a great storyline in Second Chance Cowboy, it’s inventive, inspirational and full of heart. Her characters are funny, sincere and full of piss and vinegar and most important of all interesting. There is a villain in our story besides the amnesia and he is portrayed perfectly and made me think of old time westerns when the bad guys wore black hats and they twisted those impressive mustaches. Her hero Chance and heroine Carly are the most deserving of an HEA than I’ve ever seen and they’re two of the most stubborn, mule-headed, obstinate characters too. So while we’re hoping they’re going to get this right the second time around doesn’t mean we don’t want to bash their heads against the wall a time or two while we wait. The romance is sweet, and heart wrenching while the love scenes are hot as a Texas July. In fact the only thing that could have been better is the dialogue where it sometimes didn’t flow as well as it could have.

If you love a second chance romance, a down home cowboy love story, characters that talk with a twang and embed themselves in your heart. Give Second Chance Cowboy a good once over. You won’t be sorry you read it, I know I wasn’t.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice. It sounds like you have a wonderful knack of handling your characters, and interweaving their lives. It takes a sound touch to let everything flow as it should, and you obviously have it.
Michael Shorde, author.