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(Eventing #2)

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Horses aren't cheap, and competing event horses is a tough way to make a living. Jules Thornton is settled at Briar Hill Farm with fellow trainer Pete Morrison, eyes focused on a successful future in eventing, but money is tight and opportunities are dwindling.

When a potential sponsor offers Pete a stellar deal, Jules is ready for her big break -- but it's not what she w
Kindle Edition, 301 pages
Published April 27th 2016
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Mary Pagones
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the reasons people who love, ride, and work with horses are so appreciative of Natalie Keller Reinert’s fiction is the fact that her characters seem so true to life. Pride is no exception. Jules is young, a reasonably talented rider, but also financially desperate with an over-inflated sense of her own competence. She’s convinced that the only way to make it as an eventer is to prove that she’s better than everyone all of the time, regardless of the consequences. Along with a desire to sa ...more
Gail G
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emotional rollercoaster 4.5

The hard headed immature heroine with the chip on her shoulder got old but the author developed her character enough we couldn’t help rooting for her even though we wanted to strangle her like every one around her. But her love of horses and the realistic scenes made the book for me, another horse fanatic. I enjoyed reading about the insights into training - it is a hard life to train horses, which is depicted so well in this book. As a dressage rider I enjoyed the de
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jules, Jules, Jules, I love you but you are a mess! When will you learn?

I love that these are in audio. The narrator is fantastic. And I still don’t know what a collected trot is. (Yes, non-equestrian here.) But I did learn that an equestrian with a perfect manicure is likely a poser.
Christie Bane
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is hardly 5-star literature — it’s a story about life and relationship drama centered around an eventing barn — but it was a 5-star reading experience for me. Why? Because I liked the main character — she’s such a bitch, and totally her own worst enemy in every way. Can she overcome her bitchiness enough to channel her talent and determination into advancing as a rider and trainer? More important, can she keep her boyfriend (without whom she wouldn’t have a place to live, or keep her horses ...more
Ellen Broadhurst
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jules is a problematic main character; she is unlikable. The good news is that in this second book in the series, she has developed some self awareness and is taking steps in the right direction to become a more fleshed out, introspective person.

I spend my life with horses, and don’t often chose to read fiction about them. In general, fiction is less interesting that the real life horses and people who populate my world, but I am happy to make an exception for Natalie Reinert’s characters.

Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't get enough of Jules and her self sabotaging behavior.
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book in the series. Love horses, so love reading about people & horses together. Good descriptions, some tearful spots, some "oh no" spots. Keeps you wanting to read more! ...more
Diane  Bennett
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love this series. Being a newcomer to Dressage, I could really appreciate your her struggles. That being said, I am so sick of her whining, defeatist attitude and self sabotaging behavior. Come on already, grow up and get over yourself. Pull up your big girl panties and stop running your mouth. I wish she would have a little humility a do the right thing for the right reasons.
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Re-reading, since I never did get around to reviewing it and I want a refresher.
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Solid, believable, and as can't-look-away-from-the-train-wreck as the first one. I'll wait anxiously for the 3rd installment... bravo.
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Author of contemporary equestrian fiction and historical romance.

After twenty years of working with countless horses in half-a-dozen disciplines, Natalie Keller Reinert settled down to write about Thoroughbreds. From the short stirrup classes at dusty hunter/jumper shows in Florida to the inner dirt at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City, it's always been about the Thoroughbreds. Natalie lives in

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