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Equestrian Callie Jones was used to difficult parents at her riding school. But Noah Preston took the cake.

How dare he question her teaching abilities, after his headstrong daughter paid no heed to rules—her teacher's or her father's?

Single dad Noah was ready to apologize for overreacting. But he wasn't sorry for the way the stunning American riding instructor made him fee

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Harlequin
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Jennifer
2.25 stars.

I understood both MCs, but their hang ups and repetitive inner monologue just about killed my enjoyment of this book. The h wasn't very good at communicating. This is her:

"I, uh...Um....I'm not sure..."
"Noah, I can't....uh...I don't know..."
"I'm...not...sure...I...know...how to...complete a sentence...without...you know...pausing."

I'm serious. I just couldn't any more with her. And then there was the H who was a really good guy but came across as a jerk because he couldn't stop inte
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Susan
Dec 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good book -- lots of emotion. Callie was hurting from the loss of her son, and reluctant to get involved with a man with children. Noah was trying to raise his four children on his own. He was drawn to Callie from the beginning, but didn't know how to get past her pain. I really liked how good he was with his kids, though he seemed rather blind to his oldest daughter's pain. I did think that the kids were portrayed very well, with realistic actions and attitudes. ...more
Nas Dean
Oct 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
MADE FOR MARRIAGE by debut author Helen Lacey is a Harlequin Special Editions January 2012 release.

Equestrian Callie Jones was struggling financially with her beloved business venture. She loved her riding school and was used to difficult parents but could not really afford to lose more customers.
Just recently she lost two spoilt girls when she caught them smoking. She had certain rules which everyone had to abide by.

Rebellious thirteen year old Lily came, who flaunted her rule and landed on t
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Louise Cusack
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Had the chance to read an advance copy and I adored Made for Marriage. Callie is such a refreshingly flawed and vulnerable character, and Noah is SO gorgeous, so patient and so passionate. I loved him. And I particularly loved the Australian coastal town setting. I'm not a horsey girl myself, but the riding references were fascinating and really added to the authenticity. But the second best thing about the book (apart from Noah's completely hotness!) was his family. I loved meeting his sisters ...more
Bec
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved it
Maria
May 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Horse riding is often seen as a pastime for spoilt, rich girls, but to live and work among horses, the right character is required. One has to have the correct blend of patience and firmness, to deal not only with the horses but with the people who come for horse riding lessons too. Not to mention their parents. Callie (Calliope) came out to Crystal Point in Australia from California to start a riding school and a new life, after her old life disintegrated. The death of her partner and her child ...more
Nancy Crocker
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Made For Marriage (Harlequin Special Edition) by Helen Lacey

After a double tragedy in Callie Jones life she decides to grab a few possessions and her prize horse Indiana and move from California to Crystal Point Australia. She opens her own Equestrian center offering riding lessons. She is feisty, beautiful, loyal to friends, headstrong and has no problem standing up for herself.

Noah Preston a single father has been raising his four children after his wife walked out on them. With piercing gree
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Silverana
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
This was a really enjoyable read. I love how Noah and Callie start out with an argument right when they first meet. Their attraction for each other was very noticeable and it was fun reading about how they both knew how they felt about each other yet try to deny it. It was somewhat of a love/hate relationship.

Noah and Callie meet because Noah’s daughter Lily wanted to learn how to ride a horse by Callie. But due to a misunderstanding between the two adults, it doesn’t initially work out. When a
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Trisha
Jan 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: romance fans
I just finished this last night, after winning a copy in a contest a while back, and really enjoyed the read! I wouldn't call it one of the most gripping stories I've ever read, and it didn't make me gasp out loud at any point, but it still had plenty of good three-dimensional characters with their complicated back stories. Helen Lacey did a faaabulous job of painting an image of a really, really sexy hero (Noah was a babe!), and I thought that heroine Callie's story was definitely enough to jus ...more
MissyLynne
Jan 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: horses, 2012
An America woman relocated to Australia to get away from her past. Running a riding school, she falls for the father of one of her students but has a hard time with it due to her past.

Cute, simple read.
Frances
Aug 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Made For Marriage/ Helen Lacey
It was an entertaining read. Good characters with believable motivations.
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3.5 stars!!!
Rakisha
I couldn't get into it. There were just too many kids and I couldn't feel the chemistry between the heroes. ...more
Shelley
Apr 21, 2012 rated it liked it
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This was a really sweet and adorable story. I loved the kids, especially Lily, and the ending was perfect while still being realistic.
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Helen Lacey grew up reading Black Beauty, Anne of Green Gables and Little House on The Prairie. These childhood classics inspired her to write her first book when she was seven years old, a story about a girl and her horse. Although, it wasn’t until the age of eleven when she read her first Mills & Boon, that she knew wanted to write romances. Her parents’ love of travel meant she saw m
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