Jockeying for You
Jake Carter is on a mission—to prove his family wrong. He may have bought a troubled horse, but he’s hired Ryder Hannon, a “horse whisperer,” to get his horse back on track. She’s more than just a trainer to him, she’s the woman he’s been looking for.
Ryder Hannon, a thoroughbred horse trainer, has a big problem—fighting her fear of racing again. Her emotional scars run deeper than her physical ones. But her romantic feelings toward handsome, uber-rich, stable owner Jake Carter is a bigger problem. Is Jake truly in love with her or is he using her to get back at his smug family?
When Jake’s jockey gets injured, he wants Ryder to race. He knows deep down she wants to live up to her family’s legacy. So why does she keep fighting him—and her destiny?
Uncaged Review: Being a horse owner all my life, this book was a nice read for me. Set in the Thoroughbred racing world, Ryder is a trainer that uses unconventional methods that work wonders for horses. Jake is an owner looking for help with his “untrainable” horse, Handsome Dancer. But Ryder’s true passion is being a jockey. Her first and only time out, she was thrown and injured badly, but after Handsome’s jockey was injured, will it be up to Ryder to ride him to victory?
The plotline is a bit predictable, and the instant love between Ryder and Jake was a bit unrealistic for my tastes, with the only real obstacles in their relationship swept over pretty quickly. The author does a nice job with the horse racing background, well enough that even people without a horse background should have no difficulty understanding and enjoying. Reviewed by Cyrene