Melissa Grant, the 25-year-old owner of a tack shop, is disgusted with the way the new riding instructor at Rocking Horse Stables treats her classmates during their first lesson, and her attempt to confront him is thwarted when she bursts into his apartment over the observation room and finds him half-undressed.
Will an escalating series of attractions and repulsions set against the backdrop of the riding stable where Hans Edelmann teaches and the narrator has her shop--including their preparations for the annual competition at Stallion Stables, the pending sale of Rocking Horse Stables, and the narrator’s mistaken belief that Edelmann is interested in an older woman--lead to true love?
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About the Author
Although Michael Bracken is the author of several books--including the hardboiled private eye novel "All White Girls" and the young adult romance "Just in Time for Love"--he is best known as the prolific author of almost 1,000 short stories. He has written in nearly every genre but has been most successful with hardboiled crime fiction and women's fiction, two genres that couldn't be more unalike. Michael is also the editor of five crime fiction anthologies, including the three-volume Fedora series, and stories from his anthologies have been short-listed for the Anthony, Derringer, Edgar, and Shamus awards. He has contributed articles to "The Writer" and other writing publications, contributed a chapter to the writing textbook "Many Genres, One Craft," was one of five authors featured in "Writing Erotica," and was extensively quoted in "The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists." He regularly speaks about writing, editing, and publishing to audiences across the U.S. and Mexico. Additional information about Michael, including a selected bibliography and his speaking schedule, is available at: www.CrimeFictionWriter.com. He blogs at CrimeFictionWriter.blogspot.com.