Racing for Love by Erin O’Reilly, J.M. Dragon

Kate Lawrence is looking into buying another horse stable, and the Wagoner Stables has all that she is looking for, including horse trainer Lena Corkhill. When the two women meet, the attraction is undeniable.

Is it the attraction or Lena’s reputation of being the best trainer around that makes Kate demand Lena be part of the deal or there will be no sale?

You know the saying about a woman scorned? Yeah, enter Cornelia Cambridge, a part of Lena’s past that she would really, really like to leave in the past. Cornelia will do her best to make sure that Lena does not get her happy ending.

This is a sweet romance set in the world of horse racing. The characters are well developed and likeable. The romance started off as a slow burn, both either fighting or ignoring the attraction, creating just the right amount of angst to keep you reading.

Can’t forget Cornelia, the token bad girl…and boy is she bad! Totally disliked her throughout the book, and to me, that is a sign of a good author, one can evoke that kind of emotion in a reader.

I kept expecting Cornelia to do things when it was expected or obvious, but JM and Erin kept me guessing as to when the evil one was going to strike. I think I might have gotten it right once. LOL

The only negative thing I have to say about this book was the use of names that start with the same letter. Like I have mentioned in other reviews, that is a major pet peeve of mine. They were only minor characters, but it still pulls me out of the story trying to figure out who the person is.

4.5 stars.

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