Argentinian polo player and Ralph Lauren model Nacho Figueras promotes the sport and indulges his female fans with Whitman's sexy men-on-horses fantasy that launches a romance series featuring the glamour of the high-stakes polo scene in present-day Wellington, Fla. Georgia Fellowes, a down-to-earth large animal vet, rarely leaves upstate New York, but her best friend coaxes her to visit Wellington and meet his saddle-making boyfriend. There she falls into a flirtation with moody, gorgeous polo player Alejandro Del Campo. He's troubled by the behavior of his teenaged daughter and trying not to distract himself from the game by pursuing romance; when he hires Georgia after she proves herself better than the alcoholic running the team's stables, he plans to keep it strictly business. But Alejandro ultimately can't keep his hands off her. The book's primary focus is wealth porn—expensive parties, high fashion, and beautiful people exhibiting traditionally gendered behavior—but significant time is also spent discussing splendid horses, the joy of riding, and the way polo is played. The Del Campos get enough family history to carry this series through the next few installments. Agent: Luke Janklow, Janklow & Nesbit. (May)
World-renowned polo player and global face of Ralph Lauren, Nacho Figueras dives into the world of scandal and seduction with a new fiction series set in the glamorous, treacherous world of high-stakes polo competition.
Georgia never wanted to be a jetsetter. A plain old country vet was fine for her. But one distress call from her best friend and the next thing she knows she's neck deep in the world of polo's most elite international playerscomplete with designer dresses, fine champagne and some of the most gorgeous thoroughbreds she's ever seen. Some of the most gorgeous men too...
Alejandro Del Campo needs his team to win the season's biggest polo tournament or else he's not sure how much longer they're going to be in business. What he doesn't need is some sassy new vet telling him how to run his businessand distracting him at every turn. But as they come closer and closer to the championship match, it soon becomes clear that Alejandro wants to win Georgia just as much as the tourney trophy. But can he ever convince her his world is where she truly belongs?
"Your next summer beach read champagne, glamour and riding crops included."People
"Perfect book for the beach."Library Journal
Veterinarian Georgia Fellowes isn't thrilled with the idea of leaving her family's New York farm and heading off to Wellington, FL, for a polo competition. But her BFF Billy twists her arm because of his crush on one of the players, and he wants her usually spot-on opinion. Georgia heads south, only to end up staying longer when she is offered a temporary job as one of the team doctors. This flashy, superficial, jet-setting world is not for her, but the horses are wonderful, and Georgia can't help being attracted to the virile, conflicted Alejandro Del Campo. VERDICT Energetic and rife with polo detail, superb horses, and a bit of machismo, this perfect book for the beach is the first of a series written under the aegis of Argentine polo star Nacho Figueras. He is the captain of the Black Watch Polo Team and divides his time between Argentina and Miami, FL. Whitman lives in New York's Hudson Valley.