What do you do when your BFF’s dream vacation turns out to be your worst nightmare?
After a naïve relationship decision leaves Candice with a handprint on her face and no job, she seriously doubts her ability to make wise life choices. All she wants is to hide in a corner and lick her wounds, alone. But when bestie Fiona comes begging for a last minute travel companion, what else can a true friend do but go along for the ride?
Fast forward to the bustling streets of Golegã, where stunning Portuguese stallions strut their stuff, and the gorgeous men who master them are every woman’s wet dream. Every woman, that is, except Candice. For her, relationships are in the past.
But leading the quiet life isn’t easy. Pursued by a series of psychotic text messages, a crazed cavaleiro, and a vicious horse, Candice once again questions her judgment.
So when an enigmatic stranger emerges from the crowd and offers assistance, Candice is in no mood to accept.
Or is she?
Will one impulsive act change Candice’s mind about men and herself, or will the impetuous deed prove her biggest blunder yet?
Sometimes, at the end of the blackest tunnel, light shines.
Sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope glimmers.
And sometimes, when we’re most alone, love beckons.
She is Candice.
He is Bosanquet.
This is the beginning.
**** Cliff-hanger WARNING !!! ****
This book is the first in a series – it ends on a cliff-hanger.
But great news! The sequel is already available!
A Little About Fransisco First:
With a BA in English Literature and Theatre Skills from the University of London and an MLing from the University of Nottingham, Francisco ‘The Houyhnhnm’ Cordoba has been teaching English to international university students in a small university since 2008.
Prior to that, he certified as an Instructor with the British Horse Society and trained in Classical Horsemanship in Portugal and Austria. For six years, he operated a riding school and horse training facility where he specialized in training horses and riders in Classical Equitation according to the Old Masters. For years, his joy was to rescue abused and misjudged horses and rehabilitate them to lead useful, pain and fear free lives.
Francisco’s somewhat peculiar sense of humor and introvert personality have led him to a subdued life tucked away in the back of beyond with his wife, son, spiky cat, killer corgis and Andalusian stallion. He does occasionally venture into the world for sustenance and supplies, but it’s never long before he gallops back to his hideaway.
Francisco is a romantic who believes all people deserve to love and be loved in whatever capacity works for them. He enjoys writing about passionate romantic encounters and never shies away from explicit steamy or kinky sex. In fact, he’s not sure that kinky sex actually exists. Anything goes as long as it’s adult, consensual and no one gets hurt.
Sherry Terry’s Review:
I love the writing style of Fransisco. Meandering and easy to fall into the story with prose that just work. Poor Candice, no matter where she puts her feet, she is ankle deep in bad luck. Until she meats the only hunk-a-hunk of burning love in all of Portugal.
Nice little addition of some paranormal aspects, and I enjoyed how the horses are worked into the story. This is a nicely paced read with some good lovin’ mixed in for good measure. I enjoyed the characters, even the ones I didn’t like.
Lots of great mystery and intrigue with this story!
I recommend this book for anyone who loves romance and equine beings.
RA Winter’s Review:
Francisco Cordoba has a wonderful style that is almost poetic. The flow of his pen drags you into his story from the first sentence. I found myself immersed and couldn’t stop reading. The story, the plot, everything melted together into a wonderful story.