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Fire Horse (Polo #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  130 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
Preston Fawkes is ten the first time he meets fifteen-year-old Konrad Schnell at the San Antonio Polo Club. Captivated by the mystique surrounding the sport of kings, Pres vows to learn the game at the hands of his newly acquired friend and mentor. The hero worship soon grows into something deeper, but the friends are separated when Preston goes off to boarding school in E ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published April 12th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press (first published April 11th 2013)
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Monique ~ Sinfully
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-author
5 Star read and an Excellent book by Mickie B. Ashling.... I. Loved. This. Book. I was so engrossed and captivated in Preston’s story, I couldn't even spare the time to update… I just had to get to the end!!

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This is a love story that transcends time, a first love than can never be forgotten, a love that was extinguished before it had been explored to fruition… leaving a man that was bitter and angry at life, and despite his search for the last 27 years, life had never given him what he had touche
Rain ~miss kinky knickers~
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rain ~miss kinky knickers~ by: Monique ~ Sinfully
This book... This DAMN book!
By the time I finished reading, it was 4 am, I was wide awake and literally bawling my eyes out! But, boy, was it worth it!

There's no way I'll manage to write a proper review now, or even begin to explain how incredible, powerful, all-consuming... beautiful it is.
I loved Preston's voice. I fell in love with him and Kon so easily. They made me laugh, cry, smile... they made me want to shake some sense into them, and somehow help them. Somehow...

So many frustrating, h
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it

I kept wavering back and forth over whether I liked, loved, or…disliked this book.

I think the writing was great. The story was interesting. The characters drew me in. The dialogue felt genuine. The polo background is a new one for me. And all in all, I’d be perfectly satisfied with this story of young love, lost love, and reunited love.

Preston is a precocious and determined 10-yr old who wants to get on a horse and play polo. He meets 15-yr old Konrad and hero-worships him pretty much for the re
¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★•°**★
A Love Story of Preston and Kon~

And, Horses...

This was a wonderful find~

The Book and what I Found~

I Found myself simply falling into this world easily
I Found I loved Preston's voice.
I Moved from one decade to the next with ease.
I Found this book is well research.
I Found it well written
I Found a solid plot "year of the fire horse".
I Found lovable MC's
I Laughed.
I Wanted to pull my hair out
I Cried
I Woop'ed
I Did the Happy Dance

I Loved Them!


So why the 4 Stars
Apr 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, kindle
1.5 stars

This book was not for me. I found the characters unlikeable and often unbelievable. After the first five chapters, which would have worked much better shortened into a prologue, the story moves into flashback to when ten year old Preston first meets the love of his life, fifteen year old Konrad. The plot had holes big enough for a truck to drive through, and I don't care how many times it's stated, just because someone looks older than they are doesn't actually make them older than they
Don Bradshaw
Reviewed on Hearts On Fire...

Preston and Konrad become fast friends due to a mutual love of the sport of polo. Beaten by his Texan father and coddled his British mother, Pres needs someone to look up to and finds that person in Konrad. Kon takes Pres under his wing calling the feisty ten year old Flea and begins to teach him the basics of polo. The five year age difference makes Flea the perfect age to be Kon's groom. Kon's career as a professional polo player t
This book. This goddamn book.
Okay, before I start on my little rant for the day, I just want to say that one of those little stars up there is for the fact that this book prompted me to google Argentinean polo players, and for that I will be forever grateful. But otherwise, it's quite perplexing and kind of infuriating.
It spans a couple of decades in the life of Preston Fawkes, son of a Texas rancher who becomes an international polo sensation. It's meant to depict the tumultuous relationship h
Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was an absolute surprise for me. I had absolutely no expectations and never read a book by this author before, but I saw the audiobook and thought a book with a Polo thememight be interesting and I should give it a try.

I must admit that the book never really focused on the actual polo games, but the politics and anything to do with the horses were very important and well-researched.

As a German reader, the fact that one of the MCs is 16 when he has sex does not bother me. It is the age
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Debra by: Monique ~ Sinfully
4.5 stars

My first book by Ms. Ashling, but will not be my last. Fire Horse kept me reading and went places I did not expect it to.

Star polo player Preston wakes up in the hospital lucky not to be paralyzed after a serious fall from his horse, and is basically told he should give up playing to prevent that from becoming a reality. At 45 years old Preston is bitter and self-absorbed with 2 ex-wives and 2 children to support. Not the most likeable man.

Flashback to Preston as a 10 year old child f
Thomaidha Papa
5 Hearts

Review written for MM Good Book Reviews

What a devastating book. I think I never saw it when this one crawled around my heart but by the end of it I absolutely loved this story.

We meet Pres in the hospital waking up from surgery after an accident in the field. The first words he hears are those of the doctor saying that he shouldn’t ride again and instantly I though “oh my God, this is going to be a recovery story where the character is going to be s
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Dreamspinner Press: Fire Horse by Mickie B. Ashling 1 14 Apr 19, 2013 11:13AM  
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