Saturday, April 7, 2018


Publisher:     Forever
Published:     February 27, 2018
ISBN:        978-1538727065
Genre:      Contemporary Romance
Format:     Print
Obtained via:  Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina



Ten years ago Jack Everett had enough of his home town and dealing with his alcoholic and abusive father.  He did something he’s long regretted, something that also cost the then 18 year old Jack the girl he loved.  But he never got over Eva Ellis…not really.  Not through UCLA undergrad, not through law school and not on his climb to make partner in his law firm.  When his father dies he returns for the funeral.  Not out of any loyalty to the man who routinely beat him, but to stand by his brothers, Luke and Walker.  Upon his return he learns that aside from the family ranch, the brothers have inherited a vineyard—one that has been sorely neglected. Determined to help his brothers he stays in town long enough to assess the vineyard.  But life has a way of throwing us curves at the oddest times.

Eva Ellis never forgot the boy who took her heart not all that many years ago…but enough years to make some significant changes in her life.  When she accidently runs into Jack—literally and figuratively, all of those old feelings surface.  And along with those feelings are new ones…ones that cannot be ignored.

Can two people let go of ten years of heartbreak and secrets to find their way to each other again?

Second Chance Cowboy was the first A.J. Pine book I’ve read. I love a good western and can’t resist a hot cowboy.  While Second Chance Cowboy takes place on a ranch, it could have pretty much taken place anywhere with a few changes…like getting any struggling business up and running.  That works well if you want a heart touching story without being a cowboy fan. 

I have to admit I got a little tired of Walker’s incessant drunkenness and there was a bit too much repetitiveness about Jack’s rough childhood.  The beginning of the book started on a downer and it took most of the book to get on some sort of positive ground.  If it weren’t for Owen and Scully I’m not sure it would have happened.

I liked Eva.  She’s a great character.  Smart, strong and strong willed, competent and not afraid to put herself out there.  She’s someone you’d want for a friend.

Not a bad read. 

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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