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Fillies and Females

(Racetrack Romance #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  921 ratings  ·  75 reviews
A dedicated nurse is horrified when she’s forced to team up with a Texas race trainer whose main pleasures are fast women and faster horses.

Yet sabotage and murder thrust the pair into an uneasy alliance until they are willing to risk it all for love.

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Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published November 3rd 2011 by Westerhall (first published November 2011)
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♡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
Lady Raven RAVE! for readers


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
May 13, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
'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.
Hope Ramsay
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous book by Bev Pettersen filled with wonderful horses, colorful jockeys and a hero and heroine I loved from page one.
Reviewers for R.N.J
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary for readers

*Reviewed by Davia for RNJ.


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
Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So good

If you love horses you'll love this book. Not only is the author an excellent writer but she puts all emotions in the right place. I could not put this book down. Of course I had a love affair with Dino haaa. It is hard to move on as I feel I am leaving the greatest neighborhood.
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heart warming page turner


I actually gave it 3.5 stars, you can read more about it in my blog post, but it's a nice story, I like that the suspense and mystery were the main focus, the romance aspect was good, it didn't overpower the story.
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Good book

You people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so. Shelley MA
June Guymon
Jul 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Typical of Bev Petersen's novels.
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Dino and Becky were each on their own an interesting character. I just don't think I liked the rushed ending. It was too short and didn't completely sell their HEA for me. Bev Pettersen knows how to flesh out her characters and make them likable. I liked the book, it had a touch of realism and I loved the whole world of horse racing she opened me up to. I think I rated the story a three mainly because of the horse racing. I liked learning about the different relationships between the horses and ...more
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Heather andrews
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Haley Whitehall
This is the first book I've read by this author. I enjoyed it but didn't love it. Based on other reviews of Fillies and Females I am not alone. I will try reading another one of Bev Pettersen's books because this isn't one of her best. This story is mostly 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.

However, even the suspense was also predictable.
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Quentin Stewart
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Not a bad read, but not a good one either. Just ok story with ok characters. Story never seemed to really grab me, I had to make myself finish just to see the end. Both the H/h just seemed to skittish of love to even give it a chance. I found them to be somewhat childish and not very likeable, even Martha one of main characters wasn't very kind just snooty and judgemental. I'm from Kentucky (horse country) and the authors account of horse racing was very detailed., more so than character build u ...more
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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
Black Butterfly
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: AMAZON
Shelves: mysteries, romance
Carol and Gary Curtis
Quite a good reading experience. The characters were well drawn even if exasperatingly unable to see what's going on around them. I kept waiting for something bad to happen and it certainly did. It was well organized and rectified soon afterward. The plot relating to horse racing was well done and held together throughout.
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was another good book for any horse lover. Once again, Bev adds an amazing twist to the book. It wasn't as much of a tear jerked as some of her other books, I never wanted to put the book down.I can't wait to read another book by Bev. In the long run, this book is about sacrifice and doing best for others.
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