After she aged out of the juniors at eighteen and turned professional, Zoe Tramell’s life unraveled. Once one of the top junior riders in the country, now she has no horses to show, debts to pay off, and a court-ordered community service at a therapeutic riding center, Narrow Lane. Thank goodness, Hannah helped her get another job riding for Linda Maro or she wouldn’t haveAfter she aged out of the juniors at eighteen and turned professional, Zoe Tramell’s life unraveled. Once one of the top junior riders in the country, now she has no horses to show, debts to pay off, and a court-ordered community service at a therapeutic riding center, Narrow Lane. Thank goodness, Hannah helped her get another job riding for Linda Maro or she wouldn’t have any connection to the show circuit that has been her home since she showed ponies.When Zoe starts working at Narrow Lane, she’s certain she will hate every minute of her time there. But she begins to see how horses can be important beyond the show ring.She also finds a derby horse in an unlikely place—the barn of a local trainer, John Bradstreet. Gidget has all the talent to win on the ‘A’ Circuit and Zoe wants to take the mare all the way to Derby Finals. If she can put herself back in the winner’s circle there, she’s sure top barns will be clamoring to hire her. But when she finds herself falling in love with John, she has to ask what’s more important—reestablishing herself as a top rider, or finally being with a good man....
|Title||:||Hunter Derby (Show Circuit Series -- Book 3)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||235 Pages|
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Hunter Derby (Show Circuit Series -- Book 3) Reviews
It’s so refreshing to read a horse book with a less-than-virtuous heroine! Even though the character is only nineteen, Zoe’s voice has a world-weary quality. She’s grown up fast on the A-circuit, sleeping with many questionable men and even getting roped into a brief life of crime. Now that her junior career is over, Zoe feels like a has-been and her dreams of becoming a professional hunter rider seem far away.Zoe’s life embodies many of the contradictions you see in the horse world—Zoe grew up poor but she’s used to rubbing shoulders with (and bedding) the sons of billionaires. She lives in a crummy apartment and has a saddle that costs thousands of dollars. And perhaps above all else although her personal life is messy and undisciplined, she can ride like a dream.I found the central romantic relationship to be so compelling because Zoe is such a great horsewoman, for all of her faults. This isn’t the typical romance where the heroine gets ‘schooled’ by a wiser, more domineering man. The couple has so much to learn from one another (and Zoe is definitely the better rider of the pair). The ending is ambiguous so I look forward to reading more books in the series!I also have to say that Kim’s ability to describe what is a good (and not-so-good) hunter ride is incredible—the book obviously revolves around what makes a great derby horse and the description of the rides, scoring, and the politics of the hunter world are all spot-on. During the climax I was actually squirming in my chair, wondering…will the trot jump work out…will he get a true hand gallop? The book is a great love letter to the discipline of riding hunters, demonstrating it is every bit as exciting on its own terms as the jumpers, eventing, and racing.
The best horse show series ever! If you love horses, if you ever showed on the circuit, or if you just love good books you need to read the Show Circuit series! These books are amazing, well written, and you will be hooked.
AmazingThis book was worth the wait! Except now I want more! I wish it didn't end so soon!! Can't wait for more books! Seriously left me hanging! The only bad part is now I have to wait for the next book!!
Fun little book, but not on par with the author's other stuff. I dunno, this was just lacking something. Still, it was a good quick read.
Great readI loved this sequel. Best of them all which says a lot. I'm an adult so this is not just a teenager book, but a real story, real life, and really enjoyable.