On the way to becoming more than friends, Zahra and Rose's relationship faces its first obstacle--Zahra's ex, Sorcha, has resurfaced and is in need of a soft landing. When she shows up earlier than expected and starts giving off mixed signals, Zahra's forced to confront her own feelings for Sorcha. When it appears that her career as a marine biologist is leaving her landlocked, Zahra has to make a choice. Help her ex find her wings, or keep tying her down by comparing her to the past.
Zahra's used to having the farm to herself, so when Rose is rehabilitating at Cardinal Oaks while her condo is up for sale, Zahra realizes she has to confront her feelings for her friend and either see what can happen or let it go. The not knowing is frustrating her, and more importantly, it's impacting her riding.
With her next competition coming up and garnering attention among the other barns, Zahra worries she's juggling too much. This was the dream she's always had, and right now there's nothing better than a penalty-free cross country run. Eventing is everything she's ever wanted, pushing herself and her horses to their limits. A chance offer could change everything...including her relationship with Rose.
Each book in the Cardinal Oaks series continues the story, though you can start anywhere. You will get a fuller picture of Zahra's story if you start from the beginning.
For someone used to not staying very long in one place, having a farm of her own is a new adventure for Zahra. She's used to adventures, and as an African American equestrian, she's also used to going it alone. After all, there weren't many riders who looked like her at the barn where she'd learned to ride. Now, Zahra has left Noble Dreams, changed from show jumping to eventing, and with her friend and business partner, Rose, started Cardinal Oaks where she takes retired racehorses and retrains them for a new career.
With two new horses and about to compete in her first event, Zahra's facing her share of challenges. Her business partner has job trouble, and that could turn their goals for the farm upside down. Zahra wants to help her friend, but she keeps getting pushed away. She wants to stop trying to help, but if she does, what will happen to Cardinal Oaks? And what does it mean if her feelings for Rose are changing?
Publisher: Charmed Chicken Media
A Quarter Horse Racing Romance
It all started with a kiss...
Paige thought she was doing okay after the accident that claimed her champion barrel horse's life and left her with rods in her back. She rescued racehorses, giving them new careers, and if her broodmare band had been reduced and her barn sat empty, well she'd accepted that fate long ago. Then sexy rodeo cowboy, Chance Antolin walked into her life. He sparked more than passion inside her; he found a way to remind her who she had been...and could be.
Chance offered to deliver the horses to the Twisted Spur so Lora could spend more time working on the Western Star Ranch's profile. His friend had settled down and created a home with the barrel racer, something Chance wanted for himself. His plan was to drop the horses off at the Twisted Spur and come back in time to meet up with his traveling companions and get back on the rodeo circuit. Then he saw Paige, and had to do the one thing he'd always wanted--kiss her.
When the roping gods give you second chances every cowboy knows you take them.
An opportunity to get back on the circuit while his horse recovers from an injury has Chance questioning what he'd really wanted. He'd found heaven, and peace, in Paige's arms. But will the roar of the crowd give him second thoughts?
Is Paige ready to build a new life...with him?
Dealing with a divorce is never fun for anyone. But Lora makes her living as a barrel racer and her ex is a bull rider, so not only does the breakup provide gossip on the circuit, but it's also really tough to deal with seeing him at events. As a favor to her friend Arden she lets Clint stay at her farm. What stars as a spark quickly turns to a flame Lora wonders if she should give cowboys another chance.
Clint knows he's gone as far as a guy can in the female-dominated field of barrel racing and wants to do more. His attraction to Lora has him rethinking his plans, and when an opportunity for both of them to reach their dreams opens, he takes it.
When the riding gets tough, will these two professionals stick together? And can both overcome their pasts to find a future with each other?
Note: This title contains all the books in the Western Star Series including the free novella, Down The Alley. Save $5 over buying the set individually.