Red Rock Ranch (Kindle Edition)
by Brittney Joy Hendrickson
Sixteen year old Lucy Rose is spending her first summer away from home and she has two things on her mind: an abandoned, violent horse and a blue-eyed cowboy. Only neither is hers.
Lucy has never attracted much attention from boys, but she can’t seem to ignore her blue-eyed co-worker, Casey Parker. A true cowboy, Lucy becomes enthralled by his gentle way with the horses at the Red Rock Guest Ranch. However, she is very aware that Taylor Johnson, rodeo queen extraordinaire and blonde bombshell, already has her spurs in him. And, there’s no crossing Taylor.
. . . Not until a mysterious horse appears on the ranch and pushes Lucy and Casey together. The two are willing to do anything to save the black gelding that doesn’t want a thing to do with them . . . or the human race. But, every step forward with the once-broken animal makes Lucy fall harder – for him and for Casey.
Smitten, Lucy’s heart is crushed when the horse’s shady owner appears and demands his property back. Only a thick wad of cash will change his mind. With no other options, Casey and Lucy enter a local race, a test of endurance and skills for both horse and rider, offering a hefty cash prize. Winning would give the black horse a home with Lucy and a new chance at life, but Taylor takes notice of the growing bond between her boy toy and Lucy. Suddenly, Lucy becomes a threat to take care of and Taylor’s tricks could stop Lucy from keeping her new love.
Can Lucy find the confidence in herself to conquer her fears, win the race, and save the black horse?