on October 29, 2015
“The Second Time Around” (book one in the ‘Belanger Creek Ranch’ series) by Gloria Antypowich is an engaging romantic western read set at the picturesque Belanger Creek Ranch. The story revolves around Frank Lamonte, a veterinarian with depression issues, and Colt Thompson, a jaded cowboy who wants nothing to do with love anymore. Both characters have been spurned in the romance department and are determined to not let their hearts be broken again. But as with real life, things never go as we plan. When Frank and Colt meet, they both experience an unwanted but undeniable attraction. Can a second chance at love be in store for these two or will heartbreak come again?

I thought the aptly titled “The Second Time Around” was an entertaining read. Antypowich does a good job setting up the characters and storyline. I felt that both Frank and (especially) Colt were justified in their thoughts about romance and love after what they experienced. I would recommend to fans of romance, western and women’s literature genres.