Title: The Willow Bay Stables Collection
Author: Anne Jolin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2016
These are their stories.
London Daniels is returning home to Willow Bay, Alberta, on the heels of a televised loss. She blew her shot at the Summer Olympics and cost Canada the gold medal in dressage.
London lacks conviction after her ill-fated fall. And as if returning to her hometown to watch her epic failure replay on everyone's big screen isn't torture enough, she’s expected to cater to a man with an ego bigger than her hundred-acre farm just to earn a dime.
Owen Daniels lives his life eight seconds at a time. The thrill of anticipation that comes with sitting on twelve hundred pounds of untamed power is unparalleled. The adrenaline rush that floods his system when the chute opens is one of life’s most unique and natural highs.
Ride eight seconds bareback on a bucking bronco—that’s his life.
When Owen’s stock horse, Remington’s Lady, is injured midway through the rodeo circuit, he trailers her back home to Willow Bay, Alberta, to remain in the care of the local vet, Ray Brookes.
Only Ray happens to be short for Rayne, and Rayne happens to be a woman.
Aurora Daniels is the bleeding heart of her family. With a gift and a passion for helping to heal others, she has a legacy of kindness and gratitude—a modern-day saint.
Every Sunday since she turned eighteen, Aurora has driven three hours into the city of Edmonton, Alberta, where she volunteers at an equine facility that rehabilitates troubled youth by working with horses. With their increasing success rate, the facility is expanding to foster violent parolees in hopes of a more effective release into society.
Assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder—that’s what it says under the name on his sheet.
Willow Bay’s saint may have stumbled across the one sinner who can’t be saved from himself.
For the first time ever, all three Willow Bay Stables books are together in one specially wrapped bundle.
#1 Change Rein – London and Branson’s story.
#2 Eight-Second Ride – Owen and Rayne’s story.
#3 Rein In – Aurora and Rhys’s story.
Oh. My. Yes. I always feel like my life changes when I read an Anne Jolin book. She has a way of saying things that always moves me and makes me step back and think about what she just wrote. Though it may be just a book, her words speaks volumes to me, and I know they always will. This book is spectacular in so many ways. I'm not always crazy about insta- love books but this one was so well written, and so beautifully done, that I just couldn't help myself from falling in love, even on page one.
London Daniels finally has her shot at the Summer Olympics for horse riding but after an ill- fated fall, everything quickly changes and she returns back to her home town of Willow Bay, Alberta. Since she has been abroad training she quickly finds out that the family stables have fallen hard due to the times.
They have to take an offer to board racehorses from the infamous...Branson Tucker. (SWOON) After her fall London looses a little bit of her pride especially when everyone is talking about her on the big screen and in the papers. And now she's forced to cater Branson and his enormous ego. But she quickly discovers it might not be so bad after all, since he is gorgeous to look at after all. And he's one hell of a cowboy. But will London risk saddling up for another ride, when she could fall again...so easily? Or will she risk it all for the handsome Mr. Tucker and the second chance at winning the gold.
This book is truly beautiful and heart warming. I read it in one day because I literally couldn't put it down. Now I'm going to need the second book, which I can't wait to read. If you haven't read this book I highly recommend and anything else by the fabulous Anne Jolin.
EIGHT SECOND RIDE
Ahh, where do I begin with everything that is Eight Second Ride. I absolutely adored this book and devoured every page. Anne has written such a beautiful, touching, and relatable story with Eight Second Ride, and the whole Willow Bay Stables series.
Rayne is the new vet in town, running her dad's shop and enjoying her day to day life. Ray thinks she has everything that she needs in her life. A home, friends, a nice community (that doesn't ever stay out of your business), and a good stable job. After something tragic that happened to her years ago,
Ray enjoys the calm.
That is until...Owen Daniels...good ole boy comes back into town to get his horse. Thinking he's going to get it from Ray Brookes...her father. But what Owen doesn't know is there is a new vet in town and she's hot. Owen's life is about to get a whole lot more complicated. Owen's always only lived his life for eight seconds.
Eight seconds on that horse and he's golden. But now that might have changed. He can't keep from seeing her, being around her, he needs her. But as secrets get untold and the truth comes out. Will Owen be able to have Rayne....even if it means giving up those eight seconds?
Where do I begin with this book? Anne slayed me with feels in the last book of the Willow Bay Stables series. Rein In is a book that you feel from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. Just wow. Anne never ceases to amaze me with her beautiful story telling and heartfelt characters.
Aurora is a character that is so loving and so bold, she feels every emotion that is thrown at her, and that's one thing that I truly loved about her character. How raw she was and real. She never faulted in her feelings and how big her heart was.
She's helping work at a summer camp for criminals and though her family might not be too excited about it, she feels like she can do some real good for these men. That she can shine a light on them, that only she can.
That is until she meets Rhys. A very dark and troubled character. He's been in the dark for so long he no longer feels like he can see the light but that all changes when he literally sees the sun in front of him in the form of Aurora Daniels. She brings out feelings in him that he didn't even know he had anymore. Emotions he thought he had lost.
These two make me smile. Just thinking about them and their struggles and all that they go through truly makes me feel warm inside. This book is everything and Anne Jolin ends this series in the perfect way.
I never expected to be an author. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion.
If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.
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