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Taylor and Lucy mesh together like a tight cinch and a broncy horse – an explosion waiting to happen.. . . Blonde and sassy, Taylor Johnson is used to guys falling at her feet. Blue ribbons always come easy. And, dropping a grand on new cowboy boots and a pair of chaps is the norm. So why does the new stablehand keep getting under Taylor’s skin?. . . A newbie to Red Rock RTaylor and Lucy mesh together like a tight cinch and a broncy horse – an explosion waiting to happen.. . . Blonde and sassy, Taylor Johnson is used to guys falling at her feet. Blue ribbons always come easy. And, dropping a grand on new cowboy boots and a pair of chaps is the norm. So why does the new stablehand keep getting under Taylor’s skin?. . . A newbie to Red Rock Ranch, Lucy Rose is comfortable in a ponytail and jeans. Her makeup routine consists of a dirt smudge and chapstick. And, if she had her choice, she’d spend every minute with her beloved horse Chance . . . and far away from Taylor, the rodeo princess in need of an attitude adjustment.But, in a twist neither saw coming, Taylor and Lucy are forced to work together. Will they play nice? Or will their summer at Red Rock Ranch go out in a bang?...

Title : Showdown
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ISBN : 9781505332278
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 222 Pages
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Showdown Reviews

  • Nicole Moore
    2019-03-15 11:45

    Absolutely loved this book. I think I might have enjoyed it more than the first in series. I appreciated the growing and changing relationship between the two main female characters, and the addition of another attractive cowboy (who wouldn't?). Lucy's continued work with Chance is a delight to read about, and will appeal to anyone who has ever sat on a green horse. Overall a very fun read, and one that I ate up. Fans of the YA equestrian genre should not miss out on this series!

  • Peggy
    2019-03-11 09:55

    The second in the Red Rock Ranch series finds Taylor off to a week of competition. Lucy goes along as her assistant to pay up on a debt she owes her. This book picks up where the first one leaves off, so the story flows seamlessly. What makes it unique is the way as the story moves forward each scene is told from either Lucy or Taylor's perspective, alternating throughout. This is an interesting way to get to know each of the girls. Taylor is the rich and beautiful queen of the show ring and Lucy is just a girl working to be with horses. What becomes apparent is how deeply each girl loves her horse. When Taylor''s former beau Jace shows up to ride in the show the competition along with emotions get heated. Not everyone plays fair. The behind the scenes look at a horse show competition is fun and exciting to read about. Lots of hard work and tension as the girls try to overcome teenage egos and work together. The competition and book end with an unusual twist showing that the bond between horse and rider is truly a dance.

  • Amy Elizabeth
    2019-03-21 12:59

    Great sequel to start off this series! I liked that the story picked up right after the conclusion of the first book so we didn't miss anything. Bringing in Taylor as a viewpoint character was a terrific idea, and you really start to sympathize with her as the story progresses. The new supporting characters were great, too - you loved them or hated them, depending on their role. Nice little twist towards the end, too, that you don't see coming. Overall a great follow-up!! Looking forward to book #3...and hoping for more of Casey. :-)

  • Kathleen Marentes
    2019-03-07 11:55

    I think I liked this book even more than the first! Following two view points, we get to know the character Taylor better, and she grew on me as the story progressed. So many of the scenes took me right back to my days working at a horse ranch, and I could really relate to the characters and experiences. The last scene was very neat and something I'd love to see done on the big screen! I look forward to Joy's next book in the series. Recommended to all the horse lovers out there, and those who'd like a peek into the horse world.

  • Donna
    2019-03-04 13:59

    Wow, I finally got around to reviewing this after, um… like two months? Oops… I did love this book but I got flooded with homework and work commitments for a while. (And then I got lazy).Lucy goes along with Taylor to a large horse show over a weekend. The two girls did not get along at all in Lucy’s Chance (the first book), but Lucy ends up being Taylor’s helper over the weekend. Taylor is determined to win, and Lucy is just determined to survive the weekend. The book is told from both Lucy and Taylor’s point of views. Lucy is just as awesome as always. She’s the typical hardworking girl who loves her horse but isn’t really into the whole show scene. She and Chance have a really great relationship, and as always, I really loved reading about her and her horse.Honestly, I like Lucy, but I really think she was outshone by Taylor this time around. Taylor is just an incredible character. I really loved reading from her perspective. She’s quite wealthy and is very much into showing. I know that sounds like the recipe for one of those typical spoilt rich horse show brats who can’t really ride at all (ugh) that seem to frequent most horse books, but I felt that she very different. Sure, she can be a bit of a jerk sometimes, but she genuinely cares for her horse Star. She’s not above taking care of Star and realising her own mistakes in regards to her riding. She makes some bad decisions and can be really mean to others, but I liked her as a character. She’s flawed, but it’s a realistic kind of flawed. She’s super competitive but also has a bit of compassion. While Lucy kind of blends in and helps Taylor at the horse show, I feel like Taylor’s role in the book stands out a bit more. Not only is she actually competing, she goes through a lot more than Lucy does in the book.A new character who I really love is Tiera. She’s so adorable and super sweet, and was the perfect friend to the girls.There are plenty of ups and downs in this book, and the horse show stuff was very interesting to read about. There’s plenty of excitement in there as well as a different environment from Red Rock Ranch. I really started to fall in love with the characters and the locations themselves. I really enjoyed Showdown and would recommend it to people looking for a short-ish, fun, middle grade read about horses. A digital copy was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Nayuleska
    2019-03-11 07:53

    There are major changes in Taylor and Lucy's friendship! It's hard not to include a spoiler, but I'll do my best not to. Yet again another fab horse themed read from Brittney. While I thought I knew the characters who were in book 1, I soon discovered a whole other side to Taylor, who learns to be nice (eventually). I like that it took time and certain horse centred events for Lucy to see a softer side to Taylor, who continued to wow me with her personality change. The horsemanship is really high, with events I'd never heard of which had me gripped to my seat as the action ungolded. The horses are sweet with their personalities, and I loved learnig more about riding, although still not understanding what a lead change is. The 3rd star of the show who I hope will be in future books is Tiera (sorry if it's not the right spelling). Saying she loves pink is an understatement. My eyes went wide at her introduction, she is so sweet, very enthusiastic, manages not to be tok much and is all round crazy in a wonderful way. She deserves a book which centres more on her: she adores ballet as well as riding, and provides Taylor with a secret weapon to get her own back on someone who mistreated her and deserves a phenomenal punishment, which they duly get. Super eager to reread this, and hope it comes out on audiobook! I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review on my blog Nayu's Reading Corner http://nayusreadingcorner.blogspot.co...

  • Clare O'Beara
    2019-03-19 08:56

    I enjoyed this YA horsey tale, but not so much as the first book. The point of view keeps switching between two girls aged about sixteen, every couple of pages, which makes it feel a little disjointed and harder to follow. On the other hand we spend almost all our time at a major horse show with many western riding contests. Lucy and her horse Chance have come to the show but not to compete. Highly trained Taylor is riding her horse Star, and she and her trainer Linda need a dogsbody so Lucy is getting experience and getting well rewarded. Lucy has left the nice guy back at the ranch, but there is another guy here whom Taylor used to like, now she is not so sure. In the first book Taylor was acting as an antagonist for Lucy and her efforts to succeed with Chance, but this time we gain more insight into Taylor's contest-driven mind and feel sympathy for her. I received an ARC for an unbiased review. I did spot some spelling errors in this copy but they may have been corrected by now, and the overall standard is good.

  • Rachael Eliker
    2019-03-20 09:36

    I loved Red Rock Ranch 1: Lucy's Chance and have been eagerly awaiting Red Rock Ranch 2: Showdown where author Brittney Joy delves into Lucy and Taylor's very different lives. The characters were well-developed, the plot flowed and had a great balance of action, conflict and good-old horse riding scenes, most capturing the stress and triumph and range of emotions that competitors feel at a show. Though the majority of the novel is about Taylor's week at a prestigious horse show, Brittney Joy also creates relatable characters--both Taylor and Lucy love their horses, have their eye set on someone special and have troubles and insecurities of their own that they have to overcome. I highly recommend this book to any age (there is some romance but thankfully, it is completely appropriate and chaste, which I prefer) and will satiate any horse-crazy reader's need for a well-written novel!-Rachael ElikerAuthor of Headed for the Win

  • Laura Wolfe
    2019-02-25 08:42

    I enjoyed the first book in this series, and Book #2 was equally as good! The series is well-written and is perfect for horse loving tweens, but can also be enjoyed by teens and adults. The characters are rounded and believable. I especially loved the addition of the character of Tiera in Showdown. She made me smile every time she appeared on the page! The plot kept me interested and culminated in a dramatic and heart-warming ending. Fun read!

  • Teya Peck
    2019-03-24 12:54

    So stinking cute! Now that I know how you write I have a better idea of what to expect. I was hooked the writing was well done. Descriptive but not overdone. I got a little lost in the end performance but it did not distract from the message of it. The love of horses and value of friendship and not judging was the forefront. Loved it! Great job!

  • Brittney
    2019-03-09 13:35

    I hope everyone enjoys Showdown as much as I enjoyed writing it!! :)Brittney Joyhttp://brittneyjoybooks.squarespace.com/

  • Kate Lattey
    2019-03-13 08:47

    Fun and enjoyable read, and I loved the dual perspectives allowing us to get to know both characters and see both sides of the story. Have added to my list of recommended reads!

  • Kim Hampton
    2019-03-05 05:53

    I loved this book! Great characters, engaging story, and a perfect ending. Can't wait for the next one in the series!

  • L.B. Shire
    2019-03-06 05:34

    Loved this book. Great for young or the young at heart horse lovers like myself! The Red Rock Ranch series is a must read!

  • Carly Kade
    2019-03-04 13:45

    Ahhhh ... It felt so good to be back at Red Rock Ranch. I blew through this horse book (in the best kind of way!) during the last two days of my vacation and was pleased that it picked up right where the first one left off. I loved the second book in this series even more than the first which I thought would be tough to top! 'Showdown' was perfect for me! I haven't found many books that really dive into the behind the scenes of horse showing with a focus on western events and this one totally delivered. Highly recommend this read by Brittney Joy! My only question is when can I get my hands on book THREE!