All bets are off in this heartfelt romance byÂ New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.
Happily single, Harper Bishop trusts in only one passionâ€”her rescue farm and healing her thoroughbred, Phoenix. Her dream is to lead him to the Triple Crown. But how unreachable is it without experience or help? A handsome new guest at her familyâ€™s B&B has what it takes to make it come true. And with his irresistible brogue, warm smile, and soothing touch, heâ€™s a major distraction.
After a bitter betrayal, horse trainer Aidan Oâ€™Connor has fled Ireland for a vacation in New Yorkâ€™s Hudson Valley. When he sees the horse with the fighting spirit, heâ€™s inspired with a new goal: to train Phoenix to win. Heâ€™s also facing an unexpected new challenge: his feelings for Harper.
How can she dare to open her heart to a man whoâ€™ll be there only long enough to break it?
So Harper and Aidan agree: try to keep it professional and focus only on Phoenix and the finish line. But along the way, they could also learn a few lessons in love, trust, and taking chances. And, as painful as it promises to be, saying goodbye.
My Review: Harper Bishop is the youngest of three siblings, she is the loner and runs a small rescue center for abused and neglected animals on the family property next to the family’s B&B run by her sister Ophelia, who we met in A Brand New Ending. Ethan story started the series, The Start of Something Good when he returned from war with visible and invisible scars from serving our country he assists Harper with the care of the animals and guided trail horse tours for the B&B.Â
Aidan Oâ€™Connor, horse trainer lad from Ireland who is staying at the B&B (Inn) for two weeks while trying to figure out what he wants to do next with his life that was until the Universe spoke and he met thoroughbred, Phoenix.Â
This by far was my favorite story maybe because of all the animals HeiHei, (Polish Chicken) Flower, Maximus (horses) Captain Hoof (goat) the dogs, cat, bird, and others. Jennifer Probst shines when she talks about her animal rescues in real life and the saying is true, write what you know and it will always be the best story, the same goes for this one, it’s one of her best stories to date. Now I must go watch Moana!Â