Although this is the #WipItUpWednesday blog hop, this post is neither a work-in-progress nor a new release but a celebration! And to help me celebrate, Blushing Books is including Bracken Ridge in their flash-back sale next week so please keep an eye out and help me spread the word!
Come on Star! Anna silently willed the horse. Too excited to even scream now, she jumped up and down on the spot, hands over her mouth, a bundle of jittery nerves.
Starlight started to fly. Encouraged by Josh, she started to really stretch out, her long strides literally eating up the ground beneath them as she raced for home. Stretching out as far as she could, she started to streak for the finish line, accelerating even more as she drew alongside the leader; the favourite. For a few tense moments they raced neck and neck, both jockeys eyeballing each other, encouraging their mounts to go even faster, push even harder. And Star did. Slowly, she drew away from the bay favourite, and as Anna started screaming from the sidelines again, began widening the gap. Anna could see she was fighting hard, giving it her all, and she screamed her encouragement with a renewed vigour – as long as she kept up the pace, she had the race won!
Josh kept pushing her on, encouraging her, and Starlight kept running like she’d never run before. She continued to pull away from the leader, every stride widening the gap between them, then from out of nowhere, the bay accelerated. He was the favourite, he’d led all the way around right from the start; he wasn’t going down without a fight. His nose was at her shoulder, her neck, her ears, her nose … Anna groaned inwardly. Come on Star! She willed desperately. Come on, you can do it!
When Anna Fletcher comes home from University back to Bracken Ridge, the equine centre where she grew up, she is stunned to find Jeremy McCrae working as the manager. They were children together and she has had a crush on him forever. The years she's been away, Jeremy has only gotten cuter.
Anna has plans for Bracken Ridge, but before she can implement them, she needs to prove herself. The biggest obstacle in her path is her nemesis, the stable hand who thinks Jeremy is mighty fine. Once Anna gets past her, Jeremy is standing in her way - he's now the boss, but she can't work for him. He's been her best mate forever, and to cede to his authority now is going against every grain of her nature.
Being the daughter of the owner, Jeremy isn’t allowed to fire Anna, so when she gets rebellious and sassy he decides to spank her instead. Can Jeremy tame Anna's rebellious spirit before it is too late?
Here are the buy links, but if you wait until next week you can take advantage of the sale price!
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