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Second Chance At The Ranch by Maxine Morrey #Review #Contemporary #Romance #5*

Title: Second Chance At The Ranch by Maxine Morrey

Author: Maxine Morrey

Publisher: HQ Digital

Pages: 284

Published: September 27th, 2018

Rating: 5/5

This is another superb, captivating story by this talented author, grabbing me from the start and I confess I just didn’t want to put it down until I’d finished it! It is not a romantic comedy like many of the books I’ve read by her before but it is a fantastic read.

Hero Scott is a highly successful model with an icy facade that keeps others from discovering the real, shy and insecure person she really is. Through the story there are revelations from her past which explain so much of her behaviour and attitudes, but they’re only slowly revealed and I’m not going to give any spoilers here! When she travels out to the Hill Ranch in Australia where her beloved older sister, Juliet, is marrying Hero didn’t expect to make connections there, let alone to fall in love. However, nothing will go smoothly for this new pair as he also has a history which makes him resist their attraction and he has serious trust issues which won’t be helped by a meddlesome local! Hero’s relationship with Joe is a sideline but really adds extra heart to the whole story, he’s a superb character!

This is an emotive story, packed with history, angst, turmoil and stubborn determination and resistance, even when fate adds a cruel twist. The characters are all well developed and easy to relate to – and that includes some of the key secondary ones like Rupert and Paul! It is an enthralling romance which really has more than a second chance before there’s any chance of them having a happy ever after but the journey is so emotive it will have you feeling like weeping tears of sadness and tears of happiness as it progresses. I highly recommend that you keep your tissues handy and grab yourself a copy of this brilliant book, a fantastic, entertaining read by a tremendously talented author. It will take you through the whole gamut of emotions and leave you with a big grin on your face. I really hope there will be future books set in this area so we can catch up on events on Hill Ranch and the people who live and work in the area or have friends there – like Paul and Rupert!

I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.


It’s never too late for a second chance at love in this uplifting and warm-hearted romance.

It’s never too late to find love…

When Juliet Scott falls for ruggedly handsome Pete while away travelling, she never imagines how different her life will be to that of her sister, successful and beautiful model Hero. Based on a cattle station in the vast Australian Outback, Juliet’s life is now simple, down-to earth and honest, and the perfect antidote to the chaotic celebrity lifestyle that Hero leads in the UK.

With her striking brunette hair, perfect posture, and mesmerising green eyes, it is no wonder Hero has come so far in such a superficial industry. But when tragedy strikes, Hero finds herself in the arms of her sister, recuperating from a terrible accident on the other side of the world.

With her modelling career in tatters, and her scars more than just skin deep, Juliet worries that Hero will hide behind the mask she wears forever. But does Australia have something, or someone, to offer that London never could?

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