Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Save a horse ride a cowboy. By Rhonda Lee Carver

 Have you grabbed my new release, Rescuing His Second Chance (Book 5, Cowboys of Second Chances Security)?

🐎🐎🐎🐎A V A I L A B L E N O W! 🐎🐎🐎🐎
A widowed mom wanted a new beginning in a small town, but what she got was completely unexpected--and completely a miracle.
*Small Town
*Second Chance
*Hot Hero
*Strong Female
*Happily Ever After

For Sale: A charming second-hand bookstore located in a remote, picturesque small town with a sprawling backdrop of spiked mountains, towering pines, luxurious escapes, and the rolling waters of Wildflower River in your backyard. A rustic cabin with a view is included.

Hazel Craft needed change, so when she spotted the ad for the bookstore, she knew it had to be a sign from her late husband. Second Chance would be the perfect place to start fresh and ease the lingering heartache of tragedy. When they arrived, her teen daughter wasted no time complaining about the dilapidated cabin and bookstore. Hazel had to admit, things weren’t what she expected either. What was meant as an escape turned out to be a mistake—or was she about to find a hidden gem?

Enjoying his new position as game warden, Dean Ryder felt like things were finally on track after the bomb explosion almost took his life a year ago. When mountain animals start mysteriously dying, he must find the culprit before more animals die. The last thing he needed on his full plate was a widow and her cantankerous teen, but Dean owed his buddy a favor—even if that meant taking care of his family.


Dean tipped his head and followed her with his curious gaze as she made her way to the back hallway toward the restrooms. He hadn’t heard anyone talking about a newcomer in town. Yet, he kept himself out of the loop, especially since he’d been busy.
Moments later she emerged from the hallway and weaved around the tables. Their gazes met for a solid heartbeat before she passed.
She offered him a smile, but not one tinged with a bit of friendliness. He wouldn’t be the first or last man staring. She had long, wavy hair with blonde highlights that fell over her slender shoulders and the jeans were a bit baggy but didn’t hide her flared hips.
Something else caught his attention. A strip of toilet paper stuck to the bottom of her tennis shoe.
Pushing up from the stool, he strolled over and joined her at the register. Her piercing blue eyes caught him in their snares.
“Evenin’, ma’am.” He touched the brim of his hat offering what he hoped was his friendliest smile. She looked a bit like a deer stuck in headlights.
She focused on taking money out of her small handbag, while giving him the cold shoulder.
“You new in town?” he asked, laughing at himself. Of course she was new in town.
“I’m in a bit of a hurry.” She stood on tiptoe and bent slightly over the counter. “Is anyone working?”
“It’s a busy night. Good food makes up for the wait.” He quickly, and subtly, used the toe of his boot to drag the toilet paper away from her shoe. That was his good deed for the day. Even if her attitude rolled off her in thick waves, much like her satin smooth hair. Everyone had a difficult day on occasion. He decided not to hold her attitude against her. “Welcome to Second Chance. I’m Dean.”
“I’m married.” She held up her left hand and pointed at the gold band on her fourth finger.
He chuckled. She thought he was hitting on her. Well, in all truth, she did draw his attention, but he got the feeling from the get-go that she wasn’t interested. He never treaded where he wasn’t welcome. “Nice to meet you, Married.”

PreOrder the Next Book in the Series

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 to attend the funeral of a friend only to face the lingering ghosts of her past. The memory of Rip has haunted her everyday 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 and Rip have carried a secret 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.

1 comment:

Julie Lence said...

Congratulations on your New Release, Rhonda!