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Product Details

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Westerhall (May 12, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987671782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987671783
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (454 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,661,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Buyers Best Finalist, 2013
Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award Finalist, 2013
Laurel Wreath Award Finalist, 2013
2012 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award

National Readers' Choice Award Finalist, 2012

From the Inside Flap

"...the plot gallops along at a steady pace, making for an entertaining light read." - Kirkus Reviews

"Another completely enjoyable mix of great little tidbits from the world of equine wellness, sizzling romance and heart-stopping intrigue. The characters were well drawn, complex, believable and likeable. This is a great summer read for all those readers who enjoy spicy romance and hold-your-breath intrigue, whether they like horses or not." - Reader Views

"Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash was an easy enjoyable read, bringing tears to my eyes and laughter bubbling out." - Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

"I loved the characters, and the chemistry between all the characters was amazing. It was a beautiful romance mixed with just enough suspense." - Romance Writers Reviews

"Looking for a fun summer read? Then this book is certainly worth your time, especially if you love horses!" - Romantic Times Book Reviews

More About the Author

Bev Pettersen is a three-time nominee in the National Readers Choice Award as well as a two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® Contest. She competed for five years on the Alberta Thoroughbred race circuit and is an Equine Canada certified coach. She lives in Nova Scotia with her family, and when she's not writing novels, she's riding. Visit her at http://www.bevpettersen.com

Customer Reviews

I will definitely recommend and read another book by Bev Peterson!
Joann Cross
The characters were believable as well as humorous and the story was a nice, enjoyable read with very well written love scenes.
JSGoldstine
Did not want to put the book down, as I couldn't wait to read what happened next!
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94 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Verna on April 15, 2012
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I have read all but one of Ms. Pettersen's books and loved them. However, this one is my favorite so far. Jenna is adorable and a breath of fresh air. I loved her down-to-earthiness. Her love interest, Burke, is a mixture of uptight, kind, steely, sexy, hunky, and also adorable in an alpha-male sort of way that makes one's heart pound. The ending of the book had me breathless and, dang, the battery on my Kindle ran out and I had to recharge it. Anyway, I finished the book with my heart in my throat. Kudos to Ms. Pettersen!
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Loves Reading on April 26, 2012
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This is my first book by Bev Pettersen, and I've already downloaded another to my Kindle. I loved this book. I'd rate it one of my best reads this year. The characters are so real, so complex. They each have their own ways of thinking, each believing they are right, and of course they clash. Burke and Jenna are a great hero and heroine, full of charm, but both troubled souls in their own ways. It was wonderful watching them get together and slowly come to terms with their differences, and similarities. The secondary characters are equally well developed and I'd love to read more about Jenna's sister. Maybe she can get together with the poor lovesick vet? The horsey setting appeals to me as well and all the details about equine treatment were interesting without being overdone. Great story and one I highly recommend.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Reader Forever on September 3, 2012
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A delightful romance with captivating characters, who are totally different. Jenna is generous, spontaneous, and speaks her own mind. She's hardly able to support herself and her sister, and yet manages to help everyone around. Burke is the alpha hero over and over, authoritative, strict, and thoroughly honest. Yet he can't help falling for the sassy Jenna from the minute he catches her stealing vitamins to save her pony. They continuously clash during hilarious situations that often turn emotional or highly sensual. Ms. Pettersen's writing is a pleasure to read, down-to-earth and so appropriate to the cast of characters. Although I am not a horse person at all, the author managed to make me love the pony, Peanut and, the Derby winner, Nifty. I highly recommend this book and the author.
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43 of 50 people found the following review helpful By L. Elmer on April 8, 2013
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The heroine steals from her employer (pills, treatments for her horse, grazes her horse on their property), forges her professional credentials and thinks no-one will ever find this out, lies to the hero about how much she's being paid under the table and somehow knows how to treat horses without any training and just her common sense. The hero isn't worth millions - he works for a company that buys other companies and then comes in to remove deadweight employees and makes the business profitable (which, somehow, this business seems be still operating despite the thieving heroine and her cheating boss). The hero also mentions a few times that he needs to have his girlfriend come out - not because he wants to see her or misses her, but he's horny (pure and simple - for no other reason). Ick. I stopped reading at the point where our heroine was literally sneaking her pony through the manager's apartment to get it laser treatment (that she wasn't paying for and I'm hoping was trained to do - but would have been forged certificates anyway!)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca L. Homan on February 9, 2013
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The title isn't awe inspiring but when you start reading this book - you will want to stay with it. It is poignant, lusty and a fantastic read from start to finish.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 15, 2013
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I don't consider myself a 'horse' person but this is the second book of Bev Pettersen's that I have read and I have loved them both. The story lines are interesting and unique, and it's easy to relate to the characters. I read Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash very quickly and did not want to put it down. The only thing I didn't like about this book was that it ended! I wanted more! Any chance a sequel is in the works?!
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By clynh on July 14, 2012
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The setting and premise were good, but way too much of this story was not believable. I understand the love/hate back and forth is a common romance theme, but way too often the hero in this story is just downright mean and degrading. The flow of the story wasn't smooth either. A ton of time would be spent explaining small little side plots, then the main story would take a giant leap forward with no explanation. At least it was free, and I finished it because I hate starting books and not finishing them.

It kind of read like a poorly edited movie-lots of potential and good idea, but poor execution.
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Claire on April 7, 2013
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Here's the line up. A college age younger sister who's ashamed of the poverty that she comes from. She is fine with having her older sister do her research, write her papers and pay her way. The older sister lies and steals from her employer to try to make ends meet. (Instead of having her younger sister grow up and get a part time job to help support herself.)

Enters the new male ram rod the employer sent down to turn a nonprofitable business into a profitable one. The new ram rod catches the theft within the first chapter and doesn't feel that walking out with a backpack full of company owned product is a firing offense. Must be because she is tall, blond and leggy.

Why should I care about any of these people? Plenty of folks have risen out of poverty without lying, cheating and steeling. Poverty isn't an excuse for unlawful and or unethical behavior. This is a fluff piece so how about a bit less moral ambiguity next time. Lets have the hero's and heroins be someone that we can be proud of.
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