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At Long Odds (A Racing Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Hannah Hooton
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Book Description

***WARNING***: To keep it real, some characters in this novel use bad language and occasionally engage in sex scenes which some readers might find offensive.

‘Don’t you see, Julien?’ Ginny continued in anguish. ‘We’re after the same prize…’
He nodded.
‘…but there can only be one winner,’ he finished for her.

When Ginny Kennedy returns home to Newmarket to revive the family’s racing stable, she has just one thing on her mind: winning the coveted Dewhurst Stakes at the end of the season.

Not only is she faced with the challenges of making her way in a man’s world, but she must also cope with her next door neighbour, rival trainer Julien Larocque. Ginny’s heart has been burnt once before and the chemistry between her and Julien promises nothing but fire.

They will risk it all for the prestige; for the glamour and for the glory. But when the call to post sounds, will they risk it all for love?

Come Race Day, Ginny realises there is a lot more at stake than just a trophy...

Praise for At Long Odds:

"A romance mystery thriller all rolled into one, with a touch of comedy to lighten the tone. Best buy!"

“Loved At Long Odds, so refreshing to read something original… Just wish it hadn’t ended so quickly, though I suppose part of that was me staying up until 1am reading it!”

“I know nothing about horses and horse racing [but] I have so enjoyed At Long Odds.”

“I really enjoyed this story. I was up past 3 o’clock in the morning because I wanted to finish it all in one go.”

“So good! I really enjoyed [At Long Odds] – it made me all warm and tingly!”

Product Details

  • File Size: 510 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1291330682
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hannah Hooton; 2nd Edition edition (April 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072VSS36
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #284,540 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched and written February 5, 2012
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Hannah Hooton put a lot of research into horse racing in this story. Every detail about the racing world is carefully noted and used to create a realistic story. I have read multiple stories where the author writes about racing, but doesn't even have pure thoroughbred horses racing in thoroughbred only races!

Not only has she researched her story well, she has created an interesting plot with multiple twists that keeps a reader reading from beginning to end. This story is a romance that is not only about the romance, but also about the world around the romance, which is the racing world of England.

Unlike stories such as Walter Farley's Black Stallion series, you never know if the horse is going to win. Every race puts the reader on the edge of the seat waiting to see if the horse wins. That, combined with the after affects of the races on the lives of the people around creates a novel that twists and turns while keeping its major goal in mind.

I would highly recommend this story to fans of romance or horse stories for its well written romance set in the world of horse racing.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Read September 6, 2012
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I found this book to be a very enjoyable read and I am looking forward to more Hannah Hooton books. I know absolutely nothing about horse racing and even though this is a fiction book, I felt I got a peak into the behind scenes workings of that sport.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and believable March 10, 2012
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It was very refreshing to read At Long Odds - it's not often that I find an author who can write about racing without me wanting to pull my hair out!! But Ms Hooton gets it right and I also appriciated the humour found on several pages.

I will deffenitely be recommending this book to my friends and I'm very much looking forward to reading future books by Ms Hooton.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Must-Read! February 5, 2012
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This book keeps you on your toes right till the end. There's so much going on... Horse races, family drama and the right amount of romance! The characters are intriguing and the horse-racing world comes alive in this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow Start October 27, 2013
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This book seems to be written after much studying of the goings on behind the scenes of horse racing, which I enjoyed very much. However I gave it a rating of only 3 or maybe 3.5 because I felt the story had a very slow, long boring start. My love for horses, reading about horse racing and the affects it has on many peoples' lives pushed me to read on. About 1/3 the way through, the twists and turns began along with the romance bringing on a more enthusiatic story. I am glad to have completed the book as it did bring about many details that can and quite possibly do occur in some of the stables at times. It was a very well written story and I would recommend it to anyone who loves horses, but I will worn you, it may bring you to tears at times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story June 5, 2014
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The book was well written and had good character development. I enjoyed learning a little more about horse racing. My only complaint is that it could have been a little saucier.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First impressions may not be true March 28, 2014
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I think the story held my attention I believe love can be found in many ways. It was a test for both of them, what you see or hear about someone may not what or who they really are.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you love horses January 5, 2014
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If you understand English terminology, horse racing, and horses in general....this book you will love. Very romantic and it seemed to be very real for the plot and characters. Great read
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars At long odds... It's a sure thing!
Loved it! Hannah Hooton brings her characters Ginny & Julian to life in this fabulous equine romance. Read more
Published 13 days ago by KD Forsman
5.0 out of 5 stars Good romance novel with suspense
Good romance novel with suspense & some "bad" characters...a sequel would be nice.
Published 2 months ago by Charlotte's Web
5.0 out of 5 stars Odds & Wins
If you like horses and horse races, you will enjoy this book. I enjoyed reading about the training and all of the effort put into making a racehorse. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A very good story.
Published 4 months ago by Stephanie
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good but drawn out.
Published 5 months ago by Frances Snyder
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay story
This was a nice story, similar to many other stories I have read, nothing new to be discovered here. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dessa R. Mawdesley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
It started out a little slow but then the book took off. I really liked it. Not your typical romance where the girl saves herself for the guy. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kenna
3.0 out of 5 stars British Horse Racing
It took longer to read this book than normal because of all the British terminology. It was still very good and if one likes horse racing, romance, and mystery, they will certainly... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars Great racing romance
If you haven't read Hannah Hooton, start now! Wonderful romances with a bit of mystery. All set in the horsey world. She really builds the romances and this kept me reading. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sally
5.0 out of 5 stars Great love story
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It had real people trying to live a real life. I liked that the story didn't fit the typical love story. Now I want a horse!
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Hannah Hooton burst onto the contemporary romance scene with the release of her debut novel, At Long Odds, in January 2012. This was followed by the multi-award winning, bestselling Aspen Valley series, so far consisting of the first three instalments, Keeping the Peace, Giving Chase, and Share and Share Alike.

The inspiration for these novels came while combining her wanderlust with her love of horse racing when travelling around Australia working from one racing stable to the next as a strapper (not to be confused with stripper).
She has now settled in East Anglia, UK, having recently completed a BA Honours degree in Writing and Film Studies.

Hannah's passion and mild obsession with horses has forced her to plan her own life around the racing calendar. Her family are well aware not to expect an appearance from her at functions during the likes of Royal Ascot and Cheltenham Festival weeks. Writing racing romances allows her to further research her passion and she is privileged to have made some firm friends in so doing.

Hannah is currently working on her fifth novel and the fourth in the Aspen Valley series.

To keep up to date with Hannah's writing visit her website or follow her on Twitter or like her Facebook page

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