Riding Out The Wager by Hilary Walker
Love how this starts out with healing powers horses have. I've yet to ride one but they do fascinate me and the things they can do.
First time reading this author and enjoy the exploration into her works-want to read more already!
Starts out where a priest is spending dinner at one of his relatives and parishions house for dinner and meets the brother, Justin who is back from Iraq and very hostile.
Priest, Father Michael makes a wager he can get him to believe in God by Easter...
We learn of others confessions and how they are handled.
Love hearing of the step by step instructions on how to set up the saddle and everything associated with it, so very detailed and precise.
All different problems that are our everyday lives and solutions for troubles, priceless!
Although there are a lot of characters it's easy to keep them all straight. Amazing story! Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
What I liked the most is that there are different age groups, each facing different troubles in their lives and there is an answer to them all. Pray.
Received this review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion.
Rachel Hart is a bad a$$ mercenary with the Jameson Group. She has never wanted to be that female who settles down and raises a family, but rather the carefree adrenaline junkie looking for her next fun time. After Rachel barely escapes from a life and death mission with her co-worker Bodie Wright, Rachel's emotions are running high, along with a buzz she has from the four shots of bourbon she drank. When Bodie comes to check on Rachel in her hotel room, things quickly from a professional relationship to a lust filled one. What neither of them expected was that this hook up would 1.) knock their socks off and 2.) end up in a pregnancy that neither of them wanted at this point in their lives. After some long discussions, Rachel agrees to carry the baby, but wants nothing to do with raising it. Bodie has decided that he wants this baby and will raise it on his own, but secretly hopes that by the time the baby is born, Rachel will change her mind. In the meantime, they both agree to keep a physical relationship and since they both love their memberships at The Wicked Horse Vegas, it starts to make things more intense. As Rachel and Bodie start to spend more time together, Rachel starts to rethink all the things in her life that she always thought that she wanted and Bodie starts to think he may have just found all the things he has wanted in his life. I really enjoyed Rachel and Bodie. Rachel was such a strong willed female and because of her past, she was very closed up. Bodie on the other hand was such an open and loving guy. Together these two made such a great pair and I really loved the road these two took to get to their happy ending. I'm also excited to see that there will be more books in this series as well as a new spin off series!
Avril, Dane and Andrew have been best friends since their college days and now they all work at Caterva BioTech, a company that Dane started. Avril finds her boyfriend of three years in their bed with some other woman and kicks him out of their home. Beyond pissed, Avril decides that she wants to have a little fun in her life and asks Dane to take her to The Wicked Horse Vegas as his guest because she is ready to explore a few things. Dane has always had a crush on Avril but has always kept things in the friend department, but against his better judgement he takes her there, along with Andrew. After one night, Avril is addicted and wants to go back. Not so much Andrew. Dane and Avril start spending a lot of time together at the Wicked Horse Vegas and things progress quickly. Avril wants Andrew more in her life and the next things you know, they are all three together! It takes a lot of soul searching, but the three of them eventually figure out a way to make them all happy.
I just loved Dane....such a great alpha with a little bit of a sad childhood thrown in. He really has done well for himself. Andrew is just the perfect, sweet guy that everyone wants to be friends with. Avril is very strong and determined when it comes to business but in her personal life she was more wishy washy. It took a cheating boyfriend to turn her into the true woman she was meant to be!
Overall, this was a fun, sexy read that I couldn't put down and another great addition to such a fun series!