A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man who could help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing forever.
An Irishman far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He’s come to Nashville for a fresh start, hoping to buy land and begin farming, all while determined to stay as far away from thoroughbred racing as possible. But starting over proves harder than he’d wagered, especially when Maggie Linden’s father makes him an offer he shouldn’t accept yet cannot possibly refuse.
Maggie is certain that her mare, Bourbon Belle, can take the top purse in the inaugural Peyton Stakes, the richest race ever run in America. Maggie only needs the chance to prove it. To give her that chance—and to save Linden Downs from being sold to the highest bidder—Maggie’s father, aging, yet wily as ever, makes a barter. His agreement includes one tiny, troublesome detail—Maggie must marry a man she’s never met. A man she never would have chosen for herself.
Another excellent book from the talented Tamera Alexander. Everytime I open one of her books I just know I am in for some late nights and lots of page turning. She is easily an author I love and would recommend to anyone that would be interested and those that aren't too...lol. This just might be her best book yet, though they are all so good it is hard to tell. I love how much research she puts into her books and the depth she brings, they aren't light, fluffy and predictable and that shows true talent in an author. This is the second book in a series and I think they should be read in order but that is because no matter what I like to read books in order whether you need to or not.
*I received this book through Litfuse Publicity for the purpose of this review.