Second Chance at the Ranch written by Maxine Morrey, publisher HQ Digital, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.
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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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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting Maxine Morrey’s latest novel: Second Chance at the Ranch.
I love it when you try a new author and her story makes your heart sing. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to pick up and read a book by Maxine Morrey but now I have read Second Chance at the Ranch I’ll be checking out future releases and also the back catalogue of this author.
Maxine Morrey won me over with her writing. I loved the depth of the story surrounding Hero Scott, international top model. Hero’s been living in the public eye for over 15 years. A glamorous life on the surface but the modelling world isn’t all jet-set and diamonds, it can be very shallow and lonely. Hero trusted a small handful of people to be let into her world, which included her older sister, Juliet. Hero is feeling kind of sad but excited and pleased for Juliet who is about to be married to Pete, a sheep farmer in Australia. A new life beckons for Juliet and Hero will be sad to see her move away from London.
Hero is welcomed with open arms to the Webster family in Australia but there is one member who is a little wary of this beautiful woman and that is Nick, Pete’s younger brother.
Nick is the poster boy for Australian farming. He is rugged and handsome and not afraid of hard work. However, this enigma of a woman in Hero Scott confuses him; she’s beautiful and perfect to look at but there is a vulnerability about her. Nick is on a mission to crack the shell of protection that Hero has built around her.
Hero has built this shell of protection to shield her emotions as she is in fear of the past repeating itself. When she does let her barriers down it is so heart-breaking to hear however more heartache is to come for Hero and she has many, many challenges to overcome.
I adored learning about the depths within the characters history and how this shaped them to who they are now. The building chemistry between Hero and Nick was beautiful and quite tender and took this rugged man by surprise. I loved this story and I wanted more!
About the Author
Maxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten.
As time went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, as well as a local history book on Brighton. However, novels are her first love.
In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition with her first romantic comedy, ‘Winter’s Fairytale’.
Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words loves to read, sew and listen to podcasts. Being a fan of tea and cake, she can (should!) also be found doing something vaguely physical at the gym.
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