Leaping Hearts by Jessica Bird
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I'm always reading romance novels, so for this challenge requirement I just went with the first one I read. This one could also probably go as a recommendation, a patron brought in these (the series) books thinking I would like them.
I did like them. This is J.R. Ward writing as Jessica Bird. I'm used to reading J.R.'s paranormal series (Fallen Angels, BDB) so this was a bit of a change.
In this book A.J. goes against her step-brother's wishes and purchases a very spirited horse. She's sure she can tame the horse and ride him to a championship equestrian win. Forced from her house, she ends up at the house of Devlin, the one trainer she feels can help her reach her goal. Of course Devilin wants nothing to do with A.J. or her horse. I like when characters are forced into each other company and end up falling in love.
Besides ranch themed books, I haven't read anything having to do with horses that do the jumps so that was an interesting dose of information. That being said, not much has stayed with me about this book but I did like it and I did like the rest of the books. I handed them off to a friend to read and I only do that with books I enjoyed.