Enter Bebe's handsome trainer, Billy O'Reilly who will reinforce seven rules for riders in order for her to successfully compete. Through a series of tragic events, both girls are forced to abandon their dreams of Olympic gold. Bebe ventures down a dark road of self-destruction as she breaks every rule Billy taught her, only to be forced to relearn them in order to reclaim her life. Rules For Riders is a tale of lost dreams and the struggle to create new ones.
|Publisher:||Perfect Bound Marketing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)|
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This book was given to me to read in exchange for an honest review.: This is a well written book that you can definitely get quickly engrossed in and finish in a short time. I didn't want to put this down and with short chapters you find yourself saying jus one more chapter. Bebe is a fierce competitor that just keeps pushing on. I loved that about her. She often gets herself into a bit of ( or a lot of) trouble but with her fighting spirit keeps rising to the top. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a follow up to this soon. You will fall in love with her and want to see where life leads her next!
This book had poor character and story development. I was very disappointed.
What child hasn’t wanted to be either a cowboy/girl or maybe even own their own horse? What is it about the majesty and raw strength of horses that pulls those with the financial means in and makes the world of equestrian riding become part of the very air they breathe? For Bebe Barkley, her world was torn out from under her after a serious riding accident that ended up with her being sent off to boarding school as punishment. Bebe lived for that feeling of freedom on her horse, they were a unit, but now life has another chapter for her to explore. Bebe’s life is in upheaval, but making a best friend with a rebellious side was just what she thought she needed to get booted from school and back into the saddle. Finn is just as competitive as Bebe and their friendship is frozen out by the fierce competitions they enter. Is winning really everything, no matter the cost? Maybe her new trainer, Billy O’Reilly can show Bebe the true meaning of being the best you can be, in and out of the arena. Rules for Riders by Natalie Scott will take many readers back to their own glory days in the arena, no matter your riding style. One not so pleasant part was the competition, the need to take it all, the lack of true camaraderie in this amazing world. Her style of writing reads “true to life” in so many ways. Fast-paced, filled with angst and the mistakes of young riders as they forsake even their animals for the win, this tale is steeped in high emotional turmoil and intense plotting. Softening the edginess is the calming effect of Billy, his stability lends an air of maturity and an emotional warmth for Bebe, as she begins to understand what life, responsibility and being supportive is all about. I was jumping the hurdles, the water jumps and feeling these majestic animals gathering it all up for their rider as well as a fly on the wall to the struggles of youth when a freeing joy becomes an obsession.