Hi everyone and welcome to this week's edition of our reviewer showcase. This week I wanted to spotlight an author that is new to me and boy was I thrilled that I stumbled upon her and her work! She's very talented and without a doubt we'll be seeing her and her work for many years to come. So, after this wonderful introduction, let's kick this week off by talking about: Seduction's Stakes by Claire Ashgrove.
Maddie McCleery is a successful businesswoman running her family's Thoroughbred business, McCleery Racing. This business was successful when her father owned it and nothing will stop her from continuing that success now while she's running it. One goal she has set for herself in ensuring McCleery Racing's success is to never involve herself with a man who works in the industry. This seems like an easy task to accomplish, but her theory gets tossed to the wind when Riley Jennings, a fellow Thoroughbred owner and racer, sets his sights on Maddie and will stop at nothing to win her heart. The question is will Maddie allow the walls to crumble down enough to have Riley prove himself to her and capture her heart? Or will Maddie pass up one of the most important opportunities of her life? To find out these answers and many more, I recommend you picking up a copy of this wonderfully written story and see for yourself just how great this author's talent really is! I eagerly look forward to reading more stories from this author in the future!
If you would like to learn more about this author and see what other stories she has available for purchase please contact her at: http://www.claireashgrove.com/
Well, this closes another week here for my reviewer showcase. I hope you enjoyed the review this week and I just want to remind everyone that there won't be a blog entry next Thursday, November 26 in honor of Thanksgiving. I want to wish you and your families all a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving and don't eat too much turkey. ;) We'll see you all the following week on December 3 with the next installment of my reviewer showcase. Until then, we at NOR are extremely grateful to all our fans and talented authors for taking the time out of all your busy schedules to make us a part of your weekly routines. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You! Have a great rest of the week and enjoy your holiday! Talk to you all soon.
Author(s): Claire Ashgrove Website
Review Date: Nov 12, 2009
Print Book Price: $14.99
E-Book Price: $6.99
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Street Date: Out Now
Seduction's Stakes - Book Excerpt
Maddie McCleery is an intelligent and savvy businesswoman. Having the Thoroughbred business, McCleery Racing, passed down to her, she will do anything to keep it successful as it has been throughout the years. One way for her to accomplish this is to never involve herself with a man who works in the industry. That theory never proved wrong until it was put to the test when Riley Jennings entered the picture.
Riley, a fellow Thoroughbred business owner, has had his sights set on Maddie for some time. He would do anything to have her in his life, but he knows that she vowed never to involve herself with anyone in the horse racing industry. He loves being her competition at the races because it allows him to be close to her. He wishes that she would make an exception to her rule and finally go out with him. Time will only tell though if he could win her trust.
As time passes and more races are won, she can’t believe the lengths she’ll go to because she has her eye on one of Riley’s two-year-old colts. She tries everything within her means to get Riley to sell her the colt, but Riley isn’t going to make it easy for her. He comes up with a wager and hopes if she wants the colt that badly, she’ll accept the challenge he proposes.
What is the wager that Riley comes up with? Does Maddie decide to accept the proposition? Do they ever get to know each other outside of racing? Could this be a match made in heaven or just a trip through hell to win her over?
I absolutely adored this story. I was immediately drawn into it not only because of the horse storyline, but also how well each of the characters played off each other. Ms. Ashgrove is a very talented storyteller and I loved the fact that this was a supersized novel. All along I was hoping that Maddie would make an exception to her rule and allow Riley to get close to her. I was hoping that he would do the right thing for her and make her see that he was worth taking a shot with. I’m new to Ms. Ashgrove’s work, but after reading this story I’m a definite fan now!
Book Blurb & Info for: Seduction's Stakes
Contemporary Champagne Rose
Page Count: 356
McCleery Racing didn’t become a Thoroughbred racing powerhouse by betting on longshots. Maddie McCleery made it a multi-million dollar player through hard work, logical decisions, and a commitment to never involve herself with men who lived on the sport of kings. But when she sets her sights on a two-year-old colt her rival owns, she never imagines the lengths she’ll go to, to bring the future champion home.
Riley Jennings wants unobtainable Maddie almost more than the Triple Crown. After his Kentucky Derby win, however, he sees a way to sure-fire victory. His proposed wager stacks the odds in his favor – if her horse wins the Preakness, he’ll accept her terms. If his horse comes in first, they’ll negotiate his way. When the dust settles on the wire, will love claim final victory, or will unexpected tragedy stop them in the gates?
Review available at: http://www.nightowlromance.com/nightowlromance/reviews/Review.aspx?daoid=4898