“ Genre: Romance / Author: Zena Leigh / Kindle Edition / Book is published 2011-11-09 by Whispers Publishing „
FORMAT: Kindle only
OVERVIEW: 'Rachel Sheldon is running scared - from both men and horses - so when she meets the sexually experienced Nick Sheldon at her former stables, only time will tell if the newfound desire he awakes in her will be enough to tame him.'
WHAT IT'S ABOUT IN MORE DETAIL: Rachel Sheldon is an ex-stable owner who, traumatised after an attack at the stables, and an accident with a horse, has given up her former life. However, one day she decides to return and confront her demons. The stable, on her arrival, has changed names to Hansart Stud Farm and there she meets the handsome - yet cold - new owner, Nick Hansart. What then begins is a journey of discovery for Rachel as she comes to terms with her past - and tries to re-build a future.
Admittedly, this is an erotic novel and, to that end, there is lots of sex peppered within the story. However, it does have a story which kept me reading. I love horses (although you don't have to love them or know anything about them to find this an enjoyable read) and the double-stranded plot, with both Nick and a horse called Jess - added more depth to this story than had it simply been a romance alone.
I read widely and, over the years, I've read a number of erotic novels and this one certainly ticks all the boxes you could want. There is a wonderful sexual tension between the main characters, along with misunderstandings which leave you urging them to sort things out. It's great the way the author manages to combine sizzling sex scenes with icy stand-offs and certainly adds to the tension of the book.
Clearly, I'd advise not to touch this book if you're offended by graphic sex scenes or have no interest in erotica. However, if you've read this far, then I'll assume that you're okay with this type of literature. And, if you are, then the main question anyone reading an erotic novel wants to know is if the sex scenes are good - and if they're a turn on. In this instance, they most definitely are. I've read some novels where they peter out, but they're well spaced throughout this book, well written and don't leave much to the imagination.
There are also some lovely romantic moments throughout the book. And the parts with the horses are great. You really want Rachel to overcome her fears and find enjoyment again in the animals she adores.
I also love the fact you can get this novel on the Kindle - after all, it now means you can read it quite brazenly in public if you want!
CONCLUSION: A good plot, great sex scenes. Ticks all the boxes I'd want from an erotic novel.