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Fillies and Females (Racetrack Romance #2)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  497 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Becky Rivers craves love and security so carves out a home as companion-nurse to an weakened Texas matriarch with more opinions than horses. Bruised by years of neglectful foster care, Becky shuns the spotlight but is forced to team up with charismatic horse trainer, Dino Anders, in order to salvage the venerable stable. Soon she is caught between a murderer and a ruthless ...more
Paperback, 351 pages
Published March 7th 2012 by Westerhall (first published November 2011)
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In this story we get to read about horse trainer, Dino from the book Color My Horse. Dino is a ladies man and will never get tangled up in a relationship after his bitter divorce. His life belongs to horses and one night stands. Becky is a nurse hired to take care of Martha, a horse owner with a failing health. When Martha asks Becky to be her eyes and ears at the stables, Becky discovers a love for horses and love for a certain hot tra
Tara Chevrestt
As I read the last paragraph of this book, I wanted to cry. A tear actually formed in the corner of my eye. It wasn’t a sad ending, nor was it an ending in which everything was neatly tied in a bow…not quite. But I was sad because I thought this was the last of the Bev Pettersen horse books. After all, I hadn’t heard of any other books in the series and a visit to her website only showed me three books: Jockeys and Jewels, Color My Horse, and Fillies and Females. But then I turned the last Kindl ...more
♡Karlyn P♡
I love this author and will certainly read more from her, but this was not the romance suspense balance I enjoy. This story is much more focused on the mystery of race horses suddenly not qualifying for major races, and less on the romance between Dino, the horse trainer, and Becky, a dedicated nurse to a billionaire horse owner.

The mystery was also predictible, and I felt it portrayed Becky as a bit clueless when so much happens in front of her yet she never puts the pieces together nor inform
Hope Ramsay
Another fabulous book by Bev Pettersen filled with wonderful horses, colorful jockeys and a hero and heroine I loved from page one.
'He'd never noticed before but Becky looked a lot like his ex-wife.'

OUCH. I couldn't take it seriously after that. And they went on to have sex in a horse stall, WITH the horse in there with them. (even more 'ouch' !!)

However, I read Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash by the same author and enjoyed that immensely. The trouble with Fillies is that I didn't ever get to care about any of the characters, certainly not Dino or Becky.
I have enjoyed all of Bev's books that I have read so far. They all have to do with horses and horse racing. Their is a mystery to solve too. Some of it I guessed but not all of it.

Becky has worked for three years as a nurse to Martha. The last little while since her husband has died Martha's health as gone down fast. Martha has leaned more on Becky. In fact she is using Becky as her eyes and ears about her horses and how they are doing.
Becky is shy especially around guys. She was a foster child
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In this story we get to read about horse trainer, Dino from the book Color My Horse. Dino is a ladies man and will never get tangled up in a relationship after his bitter divorce. His life belongs to horses and one night stands. Becky is a nurse hired to take care of Martha, a horse owner with a failing health. When Martha asks Becky to be her eyes and ears at the stables, Becky discovers a love for horses and
Meek and mild Becky Foster craves love and security and carves out her own home as companion-nurse to an aging Texas matriarch with more opinions than horses. Bruised from years of neglectful foster care, Becky is intimidated and awed by handsome, swaggering men, and no one leaves her more tongue-tied than the charismatic horse trainer she oversees.

Dino Anders charms every horse and woman in sight, and has a reputation for turning green fillies into winners. Yet even as Becky sheds her mousey la
May 22, 2012 Lorena rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Horse lovers

This is my first book by Bev Petterson. I recieved a free e-book copy
from the author after entering a goodreads contest. I was very excited
about a new horse book, specially one on a more adult level.

It was a solid romance with Becky and Dino both being flawed. I have
to say the horse stuff is always my favorite part and Bev Petterson
actually knows horses. I have read so many books where I'd just roll
my eyes over how the author wrote about horses and it was clear they'd
never been around them, not
I enjoyed this book a great deal. So far I have loved all of Bev Pettersen's books and this one didn't disappoint. Other than the obvious setting with horses, the best aspect of this story was the suspense.

If it wasn't for a couple of bothersome tidbits, I would have gladly made this a 5 Star Rating. At one point our heroine, Becky, discovers two horses on the walker that appeared completely worn out. She checked the controls and saw that the timer was set to 200 minutes instead of 20. It bugge
Heather andrews
Dino is different from Bev's other men he's how do you say a ladies man? "He followed her gaze, quickly released her hand and leaned back. "I like women," he said. "Doesn't make me a pig." He didn't seem annoyed or even fazed; if anything, he looked confused." Sometimes though they way he talks he kinda did sound like a pig, "hey, honey." He rose gently pulled her to him. "It's okay. Don't get all shy on me again. Sex is just sex. It's not a big deal if we do. It's not a big deal if we don't. No ...more
I just love this series of books by this author. She gives you the horse lingo and you also can learn something about horse racing from it. The characters in this book are very good. I like Dino the best but who wouldn't? I look forward to more books to come. I have a hard time putting it down once it is started. Thanks for a good book.
Shay Williams
I really enjoyed this book. It's easy reading with a blend of romance and mystery. I think what I enjoyed the most was how the characters really grew and changed throughout the book.
To be honest, I hadn't read a horse-related book since falling in love with The Black Stallion series in elementary school. Fillies and Females welcomed me right back into that horse world with open arms...and an adult story to keep my interest. This glimpse into the culture of horse-breeding and -racing captured my attention, and the romantic suspense element kept me turning pages. If you like your romance to have a healthy side of something else, Fillies and Females will be right up your alley ...more
Mia Catherine
I went into Fillies and Females expecting a romance set in and revolving around horses and racing. It's not exactly what I found.

I'll say, Ms. Pettersen does an expert job with the horse details. The racing, care and detail put into everything about the horses in the book was excellent. I am a horse lover, so I enjoyed most all the explanations. Unfortunately, it threw the balance of the book of because of it.

I was hoping for a romance. While there was one, it seemed to take a back seat to the d
Aug 13, 2012 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adult Women
Recommended to Emily by: First Reads
First Reads

The author graciously provided a PDF copy for my review

The perfect compliment to Color My Horse. Dino was a favorite character, so I’m glad to see him in this story. Only a few pages in, I had the giggles. I absolutely loved the witty remarks that Betty—oops, I mean Becky had about Dano—oops, I mean Dino—LOL. I’ve also decided that I want Lyric. I easily imagined this beautiful gray mare with a spunky attitude. She would be a lovely horse to own and ride.

I giggled every time Dino had
Quentin Stewart
A good mystery romance that gives the reader an inside look at the horse racing business from the aspect of the owner and the trainers. Conrad Stables has lost its owner and his wife is determined to continue his dream of developing a line of racers that will put his name near the top of the racing world. She is near an invalid herself and needs constant nursing. One of her nurses, recovering from a bad relationship and interested only in taking care of her patient, becomes the target of her wan ...more
Black Butterfly
May 18, 2014 Black Butterfly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: AMAZON
Shelves: mysteries, romance
Once again I got reading one of Bev's books and couldn't put it down. It kept me on the edge of my seat needing to read more to find out what the truth was. As always it's a really well written book, which for the most part is very realistic, but she made an error, which so many people do that drives me crazy food posioning in the worst cases the on set is 12 hours after consumtion of the bad food, most cases take 24 hours before the person has a reaction to it. All left overs have a shelf life ...more
Becky is a live in nurse to wealthy Martha. Dino is the horse trainer to Martha's racing stalions. Martha's health has had a heart attack and is not supposed to be in stressful situtations, but the world of horse racing is very stressfull. Martha asks Becky to be her representative and take over the day to day problems associated with running a successful racing barn. Dino is not too happy about the new situation and both he and Becky need to learn how to get along to not only win but make the e ...more
Well, let's see. I got this book free on Amazon. I normally just download what's in the email that's free and just take a chance. Well, I hit pay dirt with this book. I figured it was a typical "romance" novel and what I read was SO much more! A lot of it made me blush...but the story as a whole was very good. I loved Martha's spunk, Becky's vulnerability, and even Lyric grabbed my heart. There were times I teared up as if I could see Beckyin her pensive moments. The build up of pending "drama" ...more
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book. I fell in love with the characters, the story, the secondary characters.... even the horses!!!! Bev Pettersen in an amazing author!!! This is a stand alone book, which is rare! Just one thing to say.... GET THIS BOOK!!!!!
it was so-so. Perhaps it had too much going on or maybe too much race talk or too many villains. Becky was a MarySue, and kind of lame. A bit TSTL. Dino was a man whore and I never really warmed up to him. I had to work to finish the book.
Frances Botelho
it's not just about horses...

Another great romance entwined with the horse racing world...informative, well-written story with strong characters...and a l.p.mystery that keeps twisting until the very end
Great book

This is a very interesting book. The information on horse racing mixed in with a great love story makes for a good read. The characters are so realistic that you almost feel like it is a true story.
It might just have been me, but the super-description with the sexual tension made me more uncomfortable than anything. Becky was kind of dumb and I didn't care for Dino at all, so...yeah, I didn't finish it.
Diane Gallup
Great book

Great book

Great book. I love this author, can't put down her books. love the mystery and settings in Texas. keep 'm coming!
Diane Bleyer

I'm not a horse person but enjoyed this book and learned some info about horses. More romance than mystery. I'd read this author again.
Pretty good story, but figured out the bad guys the first time they were mentioned. Also, took too long for the hero and heroine to figure it all out.

the relationships that happen between the nurse and her patient are great to read about.the race horses a such great part of the book.
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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.bevpetters ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Racetrack Romance (4 books)
  • Color My Horse (Racetrack Romance, #1)
  • Jockeys and Jewels (Racetrack Romance, #3)
  • Horses and Heroin (Racetrack Romance, #4)
Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash (Hearts and Hoofbeats #1) Jockeys and Jewels (Racetrack Romance, #3) Color My Horse (Racetrack Romance, #1) Studs and Stilettos (Hearts and Hoofbeats #2) Horses and Heroin (Racetrack Romance, #4)

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