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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2007

    Not as good as her first

    I read this book only thinking it would be as good as Tilly's first book 'Adored' It had alot of the same feelings and situations like her first book did but I just wasn't drawn to the characters or the story line as much. Although it was good enough to keep me reading it, I too also found the end to be disappointing. I felt like it was a different Bobby in the end, he was such a arrogant person and then at the end I couldn't picture him doing those things. I liked watching Milly grow into a adult and, I really loved to watch the change in Amy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2007

    Chixk lit lover

    Another great book from Tilly Bagshawe. A sexy love story, enjoyable even if you do not know a thing about horses!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2007

    Great book, but disappointing!

    This was a great book, I could not put it down, but I found the end very disappointing. With everything you go through with the characters I was expecting a bigger ending and when I finished the last page I found myself thinking, where was the rest of the book? Otherwise a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2007

    Loved It Until the End

    This book is captivating and compelling, but I found the end to be disappointing. There is such tremendous build-up to the inevitable conclusion (and I was looking forward to it) but then the actual event did not ring true. I wanted the characters to explain things to each other, and I REALLY wanted to hear more from Bobby about what he learned and how he had grown at the end. Otherwise, the book is great fun to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2006

    She did it again!

    Great book!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fascinating look at the horse racing business

    Twenty-three years old highly regarded horse breaker and trainer Bobby Cameron inherits the family¿s renowned ranch Highwood in California when his father passes away. However, Bobby realizes that he does not have the capital to keep the spread going so he accepts work as a trainer in Newmarket, England where he is to work with two horses at Newells Stud Farm. --- Bobby soon falls in love with the seventeen year old daughter of his employer. Milly Lockwood Groves is a frustrated rider whose neck injury prevents her from competing. She envies her neighbor successful rider Rachel Delaney and assumes that she cannot compete for the attention of Bobby. As Bobby seeks a wealthy partner for his California spread, Milly returns to racing encouraged by the American¿s deep feelings for her, but Rachel, who lives to get under Milly¿s skin, tries to seduce him as she did with Jasper, her long time rival¿s brother. --- SHOWDOWN is a fascinating look at the horse racing business at a time when the Triple Crown is occurring. Bobby is a fine young man though a bit naive when it comes to women and real estate. Milly feels ready to return to the saddle, but her parents fear for her refuse to allow her to do so while Bobby encourages her. Rachel never comes across as a true competitor for the attention of Bobby as she behaves like a spoiled teenaged Lolita whose goal in life is to top Milly. Fans will appreciate this fine contemporary romance though the tension from the realty deal and the rivalry seems forced. --- Harriet Klausner

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