Friday, December 11, 2015

Review 'Second Time Sweeter' by Ros Baxter
From rising star Ros Baxter comes a love story about duty, desire, and dairy products.

Ten years ago, Genevieve Jenkins let the Love of her Life ride out of town while she settled for The Safe Bet. Turns out Mr Safe Bet wasn’t so safe after all, and life in her small home town of Sweet Pocket got kind of sour. The last thing she needs on top of two kids, a sick mother, a deadbeat ex and a heap of bad debt is for Mr Love of her Life to ride back into town, successful, smart, devastatingly sexy, and all the things that she can no longer be.

And it doesn’t help that she’s dressed as cheese.

One-time-bad-boy-now-Crop-King Brodie Brown is back in town on a mission of mercy, but he’s keeping his guard up.  He can’t let this town – or the girl who broke his heart ten years before – get under his skin.  He’s seen what working the land can do to people, and he built his business, and a whole new life, in the big smoke far away from the pain and despair of a farmer’s life. But he loved this town and he loves the people, so when Sweet Pocket calls, he answers. That’s just the way it is.

But it’s only temporary and it’s only business. Brodie learned long ago that there is nothing left for him in Sweet Pocket but a broken heart and lost dreams. When the town’s future is secure, he’ll ride away again – back to his life and his future, and away from the girl who could make both worthwhile.


Publication Date:   November 1st, 2015 by Escape Publishing
Series:                    -
Genre:                    Romance
Pages:                    180
Formats:                 eBook
Available at:           Escape Publishing, Amazon US, Amazon AU, Booktopia, iBooks and Kobo.

My Review:

I love books about cowboys and country life. So when I saw the cover of ‘Second Time Sweeter’, and after reading the book description I was really excited to start reading this one. This is the first book I read by Ros Baxter.

‘Second Time Sweeter’ is a nice, and easy to read book. It’s perfect to read when you’re really busy and just in need of something light to read. Since this was the case for me at the moment of reading it, I enjoyed getting to know the characters and the small town of Sweet Pocket. The main characters Genevieve Jenkins and Brodie Brown, have a lot of history together, and from the beginning of this book it was clear that they had a lot of unresolved feelings for one another. And it was definitely fun to get to know the characters better, and to learn the truth about their history.

But I did have one issue with this book. Especially in the beginning it takes a long time for the story to really begin. There’s a lot of stuff about the struggle of the small time dairy farmers in Sweet Pocket, especially in the beginning, and this really didn’t spark my interest. It was a part of the reason why the main characters got back in each other’s lives, but I just didn’t care about the different farms enough and I felt like it took too much space in this book. But I kept going and the book definitely got better and more interesting. The romance became nicer to read and I began to like the characters more and more.

This was definitely a nice and sweet romance story and I’m glad I read it. It didn’t ‘Wow’ me as I hoped it would, but it really was a nice get away from the busy December life.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Ros writes fresh, funny, genre-busting fiction. She digs feisty heroines, good friends, quirky families, heroes to make you sigh and tingle, and a dash of fantasy from time to time. 

She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband Blair, four small but very opinionated children, a neurotic dog and nine billion germs.

For more information about Ros Baxter please visit her website, or on Facebook and Twitter.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review from Escape Publishing.


  1. I usually enjoy second chance stories. The description sounds good and learning of their history and seeing the characetrs connect again is always fun. It does sound like the beginning is a bit slow and focusses too much on the farm life Great review!

    1. Thank you Lola. I'm also a big fan of second chance romance stories. I usually read those books in one sitting. This one was definitely fun, too bad it look so long for the story to start.


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