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The Second Chance Rancher

(The Millers of Morgan Valley #1)

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It might be the pride of hard work on rugged terrain, the welcoming community, or the memories--but wherever the folks of Morgantown may roam, they have a way of coming back to the ranch . . .

There's a reason Jackson Lymond left the Air Force, but he's not telling a soul. He'd rather keep things simple, while trying to start a new life helping his older brother on their n
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Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by Zebra
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Maria
Apr 04, 2019 rated it liked it
- Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review -
A quote:
“…I’m normally the person who expects everything to function in a perfectly straight line.”
“The Second Chance Rancher”, by Kate Pearce, features a deliciously direct, literal and bigmouthed hero, whose honesty and the tendency to put his foot in his mouth are unusual in romantic heroes.
Jackson Lymond is a bit different in terms of social skills and it’s endearing to watch him trying to do the right thing. And, of course, h
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Sarah
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Second Chance Rancher is the first book in Kate Pearce's new spin-off series from the Morgan Ranch stories. Even though many of the characters from the first series make cameo appearances, it's not necessary to have read any of the earlier books. It stands perfectly fine on its own.

I loved the connection between Jackson and Daisy. This book had it all. Some laugh out loud moments, some delightfully awkward put your foot in your mouth moments and a few emotional spots as well.

Daisy's brother
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Cathy Geha
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Second Chance Rancher by Kate Pearce
The Millers of Morgantown #1

Returning to Morgantown was a delightful way to spend the afternoon and although Jackson Lymond did seem a bit clueless at times he eventually managed to get the HEA he was looking for. Who does he end up with? Not the woman he started out thinking he wanted...nope...he realized rather quickly that he really wanted florist Daisy Miller instead of Nancy the bartender. Why? Well, she was more suited to him and...Nancy wasn’t inter
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Maranda
Would love to live with the ranchers in Morgantown. Pearce has made her characters come alive right off the page. Even though this is set in the same town as her Morgan Ranch novels; this can be read as a stand alone easily. Always romantic Jackson Lymond comes across as a desperate guy in search of a serious relationship. Wanting to settle down in his hometown proves to be difficult when he sets his cowboy hat on Daisy Miller who runs the local flower shop. Daisy has some secrets from her famil ...more
Heather
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the Morgan Ranch series, I was happy to see Kate Pearce returning to the same setting in this spin-off series. Even if you've never read the Morgan series, this book can certainly be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. Jackson Lymond is trying to find where he fits in at after being in the Air Force for 10 years. Since he's not really sure, he has no real reason to turn down Daisy's request for a fake boyfriend. Except maybe for the fact that he really wan ...more
Kimberly
Apr 12, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the start of a new series but it's set in the same world as the Morgan Ranch series and can be read as a standalone. I enjoyed getting to know more about Jackson Lymond, he intrigued when I first "met" him in The Rancher. He has an honesty I find refreshing, he just says what everyone else is afraid to say. I just love that! But, I never warmed to Daisy. She seemed, to me, too closed off and just not that interesting, and she was just bitchy. I had a hard time understanding what Jackson ...more
Gale
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Kate Pearce's cowboys! Really enjoyed the story and very happy that it is the start of a new series...but lets us visit with "family" from previous books/series.
Cheri
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley, kindle
First, this series is a spin-off of this author’s Morgan Ranch series. I don’t feel you have to read that series to get started on this one. As usual, you’d be better off reading it since it’s an amazing series. But it’s not necessary to understand and enjoy this story.

I’m so glad Kate Pearce found a way to extend our literary stay in Morgan Valley. While I love the Morgan family and had a great time reading their stories, I still felt there was more to learn from this town and its residents. Di
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Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

THE SECOND CHANCE RANCHER starts off with an ironic chuckle for me and simply kept building from that starting point. While this series is a spin-off from the Morgan Ranch series it does stand on its own. However, having said that we will see some cameo appearances of old friends, after all, they are neighbors and live in the same small town. I adored the Morgan Ranch series and would recommend it not because it’s necessary to enjoy this series, but because it’s a dar
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ButtonsMom2003
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great start to a new series.

While The Second Chance Rancher technically begins a new series, The Millers of Morgan Valley Ranch, it's also kind of a continuation of the Morgan Ranch series, with characters from Morgan Ranch playing secondary roles. You don't need to have read any of the books from that series to enjoy this one but you might just be intrigued enough to want to read it (and they are great books).

Jackson Lymond has left his military career in the Air Force behind to return to Mor
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Glittergirl
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, cowboys, contemporary
Jackson Lymond left the Air Force as part of the Strategic Air Intelligence in Qatar to help is brother Cauy with the family ranch. When he died their father left it to Cauy, the unfavored son. The mystery is why Cauy as Mark Lymond hated his eldest son. We find out why later in the story. Why to Cauy is still a mystery. Jackson is starting over, trying to figure out how he fits now into is community of Morgan Valley and deal with guilt over his military service. He remembers Daisy Miller who ru ...more
Marcia
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kate Pearce is one of my favorite authors. I adore the characters and settings of Morgan Ranch and Morgantown.

This is the first book in a new series, concentrating on the Morgan's neighbors, the Millers. The Miller's mother left her 6 children when they were young. I image that the other books in the series will each concentrate on one of them. In the last book, Cauy Laymond came back to Morgan Valley, after he inherited the family ranch, which was a puzzlement, since his father hated him, and
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Paula
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While not exactly a Morgan Ranch book The Second Chance Rancher does take place for the most part in Morgantown. As far as I am concerned this is the best series, hands down, that Kate Pearce has ever written. Just like the other books this is solidly written with just enough intrigue to keep one curious. The characters are wonderfully developed, flaws and all, with Daisy being the most complicated of all. Jackson Lymond for the most part is an open book unless you are wanting to know why he lef ...more
Margie
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Daisy Miller has a secret. She needs to hide her second job from her loving but overprotective family. She runs the florist shop in town but that doesn't give her enough cover for the extra hours she needs to put into her "secret" job. Then she has a great idea - a fake boyfriend. Enter former Air Force officer Jackson Lymond. After the bouquet he purchased from Daisy doesn't get him a date with Nancy, the local sexy bartender he asks Daisy out on a date. Poor Jackson, shut down again. But wait. ...more
Viper Spaulding
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jackson and Daisy bring out the best in each other

Jackson has returned home after the death of his father, and has some complicated issues to work out with his brother. Daisy left Silicon Valley behind, for the most part, but she's still got a secret that she isn't ready to share with her family. In order to have an alibi for this project, she turns Jackson's request for a date into a fake-dating arrangement that he reluctantly agrees to.

Jackson starts off being a little flighty, almost shallow
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Linda Walters
Good main characters in a great community and some excellent secondary people. One of those secondary people is Jackson's brother, Cauy. The dynamics between the two of them was so often strained at times. Cauy wasn't much of a talker and Jackson was a direct opposite of that. He was someone who often talked so much and put his foot in his mouth. But he was also someone who would be the first one to admit that was true. But that didn't make him a bad guy. In fact, he had so many positive qualiti ...more
Lisa
Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: earc, kindle
This is the first book in a spin off series from the Morgan series. Rachel Morgan got together with Cauy Lymond in the last book of that series and now Jackson his brother is hero in this book. Jackson is a Air Force veteran. He thought it would be his life until something happens and he decides he's done. Now he's home to help his brother and figure out what's next. Then he runs into Daisy Miller the baby girl and only girl of the Miller clan. Her five older brothers drive her nuts sometimes bu ...more
MrsMascara
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Immensely readable cowboy/western romance, with an unusually outspoken and direct Hero in Jackson, who is an ex Airforce Pilot, now helping his big brother Cauy work his ranch. Jackson is carrying a lot of guilt and angst about his time in the forces as well as his life running interference with his controlling and difficult father once Cauy left home.

He goes to florist Daisy’s shop to get a bouquet to woo the local bartender, and when he fails, he asks Daisy out instead, after this false start
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Rachael
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was already laughing and shaking my head in the first chapter. Jackson is not the brightest at the beginning, and he repeatedly puts his foot in his mouth with Daisy. I did like that he said what he was thinking, and he wasn’t afraid to tell the truth. However, he also can’t keep his mouth shut and keep a secret. That is a big issue with Daisy, especially because she’s leading a double life.
Jackson and Daisy were such a fun couple to read about. Jackson is helping his brother Cauy at the ranc
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Marti
Second Chance Rancher by Kate Pearce is the first book in a new series about families that live in the high Sierras and have ranches. Morgantown is the home of the Millers as well as the Morgans. This particular novel is about Daisy Miller and Jackson Lymond. Two scarred souls who need each other but do not realize it right away.

Jackson has returned from the Air Force and is working with his brother Caul around the families ranch. He is not sure what he wants to do yet, but he feels good ranchin
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Lori R
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a romantic story where a fake romance turns into something more. It is full of second chances, hope, family, and love. Poor Jackson Lymond has left his military career and returned to his family's ranch. The ranch now belongs to his brother, Cauy. Jackson's father left the ranch to Cauy, who is not his biological son to cause problems between the two brothers. Cauy wants to give half of the ranch to Jackson but Jackson is stubborn and will not accept his offer.

Then there is Daisy, who is
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Char (1RadReader59)
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
The story takes place in Morgantown and is a spin-off from another series. Jackson Lymond has come home from the Air Force and is helping his brother with the ranch from the last book. He meets Daisy Miller who is the florist in town and though she will not go out with him he continues to ask. There is a reason why she says no. What does happen is she needs his help for him to be her fake date going out of town. He agrees and this leads to confusion down the road for both of them when people in ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is the beginning of a spin off from the author’s Morgan Ranch series. We now get a chance to spend time with the members of the surrounding ranches. This time the story belongs to Jackson Lymond and Daisy Miller.
Jackson is back in town after leaving the Air Force. A departure that has left emotional and psychological scars. Daisy has been back in town for a couple of years, after a burnout in Silicone Valley.
They are attracted to each other and when Daisy needs a fake boyfriend to cove
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Sharon Grow
May 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Daisy Miller has returned home to Morgantown, running the florist shop that once belonged to her great aunt. Jackson Lymond has also returned home from his ten-year career in the Air Force as it was time for him to help his brother, Cauy, with their ranch. When Jackson visits the local flower shop, Daisy is sure that he doesn’t remember her from their school years and is surprised when he returns the next day to ask her out. Daisy says no, but then she and Jackson agree to spend time with each o ...more
P.e. lolo
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-cowboy
The story takes place in Morgantown and is a spin-off from another series. Jackson Lymond has come home from the Air Force and is helping his brother with the ranch from the last book. He meets Daisy Miller who is the florist in town and though she will not go out with him he continues to ask. There is a reason why she says no. What does happen is she needs his help for him to be her fake date going out of town. He agrees and this leads to confusion down the road for both of them when people in ...more
Jacky
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jackson's character was really interesting. I couldn't put my finger on why he seemed a little off, maybe quirky is a better word. He had that special way of saying whatever was on his mind.

Daisy was strange in her own right. it just seemed to me like she had some anger issues that she needed to deal with because she was always getting upset at the slightest question Jackson asked her. She as definitely prickly.

I'm not quite sure why Jackson wanted her. I was never sure Daisy was ever going to t
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Lnichols
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
This is the first book by Kate Pearce that I have read and I have to say that I truly enjoyed Daisy and Jackson’s interaction with one another. Kind of like boxers in the ring circling one another… Jackson is a former Air Force pilot who has returned home to the ranch and is looking for love but he doesn’t know it yet, what man does? Jackson also has a habit of putting his foot into his mouth which is pretty much what he did when he met Daisy. Daisy character was very skittish when it came to lo ...more
Jeanne
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Second Chance Rancher is the first in the new series, which is a spin-off of the Morgan Ranch books. Don't worry, it's a small town so you get a little bit of the characters from the other books
Jackson is home from the United States Air Force and he's trying to find his place. He didn't expect to be starting over and figures finding someone to spend time with is a good place to start. But a fake relationship isn't what he bargained for.
Daisy Miller is leading a secret life and could use som
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Jill
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved the story. Jackson, who leaves the military and returns to his family ranch in Morgantown, and their he meets Daisy Miller, a techie who is running a floral shop and secretly working on the design of a new computer program that will help save lives. Both returned home, after suffering major work related stress and burnout. Daisy ask Jackson to be her fake boyfriend to help cover for her while she works on her secret project without alerting her family that she is back working in the area t ...more
Diana
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ranching neighbors

Jackson Lymond has just come home from being in the Air Force and decides he needs a girlfriend. Jackson and his brother Cauy are working to bring back the family after their alcoholic father about ruined it before he died. So time is limited.
Jackson decides to buy some flowers for the bartender at the local bar and ask her out. Daisy Miller runs the flower shop and is a good friend of Nancy's so knows he is wasting his time. When he comes to back to ask her out after being tur
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NYT and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to 'get with the program', she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history.

A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and w
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