Nacho Figueras Presents: Ride Free, Jessica Whitman
I loved the first two books and enjoyed this one too. Very fun and flirty, very Jilly Cooper light hearted style with some hot sex, lots of romance and drama, and of course the horses…
Book one is still my favourite though, but all three are a great summer read.
This time its Antonia that’s the lead. She’s had a difficult upbringing, a mum who’s a real flighty, arty type, more concerned with her appearance and reputation than Antonia, even from when she was a small child. They moved constantly, always with the sense of escaping someone, and she was given the impression that her dad wanted nothing to do with her.
Then a few years back, just when she was at a really low ebb, going through a dark time and struggling for money she discovers its all a lie. She has two older brothers who want her in their family,they knew nothing about her until their father died and they’ve finally tracked her down. Her dad wanted her, wanted to be part of her life but mum always hid from him because he wouldn’t leave his wife, and Antonia is actually an heiress. Well when she’s thirty she will be, for now the Del Campo’s brothers want her at their home, want to get to know her.
Of course Carlos wife isn’t so keen, always had to turn a blind eye to her husbands infidelity and now she’s faced with it daily. Pilar is still giving her the cold shoulder after all the years she’s been there, but they’ve worked around it.
Enzo had wanted her since the first time he saw her and her hard work ahs earned his admiration too. He stays away though, thinking she’s way above him, but its hard. She’s always been attracted to him too, but thinks he sees her as a frined, nothing more. Then things heat up and they get closer, just as they jump into the beginnings of a relationship and it all goes bang and falls apart.
Its another drama fuelled read, with the trademark high society background these books have.
Its an escapist read, one to take you into a world of luxury, where its all ponies, polo, parties and playing around. Its a great summer beach read, one to relax with and enjoy.
Stars: five – another fun read.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher