I LOVE this series! Cotton Creek is wonderful, and this book is just another fabulous story. This entire series is a credit to Ciana Stone. Each book is connected to the previous ones but they are all completely unique, from age and profession to the plotline. This is not one of those series that each book is exactly the same and completely predictable.
HERO: Kyle Stadler -- Cowboy. Painful past, a huge attraction to the new rider. We met him in previous books, in passing, but now we really get to know him.
HEROINE: Heather Elizabeth "Liz" Quinlan Redgate -- would-be-jockey, stunt rider, exercise rider. Daughter of a rich oil tycoon.
PLOT: Kyle is training a horse for Wes Purcell, and the hope is that Landing will win this year. Liz shows up to be the jockey, and everyone is shocked. It isn't often that women get to be jockeys and even more rare for winning jockeys to be women. She is out to prove to everyone around her that she is up to the task. Her father is confident that she will fail and is out to get her, causing all kinds of complications. Through all of it, Kyle and Liz work through their painful pasts to be together.
BOOK: #3 - Can be read as a standalone but better in the context of the series. Full length.
POV: various first person, primarily Kyle and Liz
SETTING: Cotton Creek, small town in Texas
HEAT LEVEL: light, 2/5 - allusions to a few sexy scenes
ENDING: HEA, Slight Cliffhanger to lead into the next book