Stormi's Review: Giving Chase (Aspen Valley #2) by Hannah Hooton
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Publisher: Aspen Valley Books
Released: May 1, 2013
Genre: Sports Romance
Length: 346 pages
Format: ebook , paperback, Audiobook
There has only ever been one man in Frankie’s life: her father, Doug Cooper. That is, until she takes the job of amateur jockey at Aspen Valley Racing Stables. Here, in the rolling West Country, she crosses paths with star rider, Rhys Bradford. Her crush on him would be made so much simpler if they didn’t both have their hearts set on the same prize: the coveted ride in the Grand National... WINNER OF THE SKoW AWARDS BEST INTERNATIONAL ROMANCE 2012 The highly anticipated follow-up to amazon sports fiction BESTSELLER, Keeping the Peace. ***WARNING***: Some characters in this novel use colourful language and engage in activities of a sexual nature which some readers might find offensive. There has only ever been one man in Frankie’s life: her father, Doug Cooper. That is until she takes the job of amateur jockey at Aspen Valley Racing Stables where her path not so much crosses as collides with that of star rider, Rhys Bradford. Her crush on him would be made so much simpler if she hadn’t just been given the opportunity of a jockey’s lifetime: the ride on Grand National favourite, Peace Offering. Unfortunately, it just so happens this opportunity comes at Rhys’s expense and he’s not happy about it... or is he? In the turbulent run-up to National Hunt’s biggest event, Frankie is filled with questions. Is Rhys playing games with her heart? What exactly does her father have against the Bradfords? Will Ta’ Qali show his true potential in time to warrant his place at Aspen Valley? Why do there have to be so many blasted calories in strawberry cheesecake? And lastly, who exactly is Francesca Cooper? A big-hearted romance of self-discovery and the thrills and spills that accompany love and life.
Five Boundless Stars
This is a great second book. It brings out some of the characters from Book 1 of the Aspen Valley series and builds on their stories. In Giving Chase you meet Frankie, a female jockey, and in the world of horse racing the females have it hard. She ends up being a racer at Aspen Valley and soon she finds herself on a path to be more than just a female. She fights her way through the races and her job to earn the respect of her male counterparts, while at the same time falling for one, the famous Rhys Bradford. The romance is definitely not there at the beginning, but soon they figure it out. This book was awesome! It was so funny at times. I laughed out loud countless times at some of the antics. There was humor, romance, and even more love for animals. The ending was absolutely amazing and I am absolutely loving this series so far!