4.0 out of 5 stars One thing I liked in this books was that the characters improved and …, October 14, 2015 This review is from: The Second Time Around (Belanger Creek Ranch Book 1) (Kindle Edition) One thing I liked in this books was that the characters improved and developed during the story. The female characters are strong and independent Frank fits that ideal to a tee. She is strong independent but doesn’t realize what kind of reaction she has over the men in her life. She has this inner spark that can’t be blown out. She has had hardships and is suffering from depression from the tragedy. But she doesn’t wallow and heads out to a new adventure. As she works at the ranch she grows stronger and we see the true Frank come out . The strong woman, with a tender side. She knows when to go after what she wants and knows when to step back when things aren’t going right. Even though it might mean heartbreak again. Colt is hot and sexy and quite the alpha man, but also has the sweet, sensitive side and was once hurt by a woman o he has some prejudices related to Frank but it’s just great to see her putting him in his place. It’s good to read a romance that teaches an important life lesson.