Overview - Fiction. Nikole Swensen has the drive and raw talent to compete in the rigorous sport of horse eventing and win. But fear holds her back from realizing her full potential. So her husband, a wealthy Vermont landowner, hires Gabe, a gifted former eventer, half paralyzed from a jumping accident. Read more...
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Fiction. Nikole Swensen has the drive and raw talent to compete in the rigorous sport of horse eventing and win. But fear holds her back from realizing her full potential. So her husband, a wealthy Vermont landowner, hires Gabe, a gifted former eventer, half paralyzed from a jumping accident. Before long, a powerful spiritual and physical attraction develops between Nikki and Gabe amid the sensual world of horses and riding. As Nikki moves to higher levels of competition, their respective spouses, Cliff and Carla, grow jealous. The two couples become lost in a tangle of ambition and passion, lust and suspicion. Inspired by an actual murder case, HORSEFEVER will penetrate the hearts of suspense lovers, horse lovers, athletes, and all those drawn to the connections between animals and humans."
- ISBN-13: 9780898233322
- ISBN-10: 0898233321
- Publisher: New Rivers Pr
- Publish Date: February 2016
- Page Count: 336
Books > Fiction > Romance - Suspense
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The passions of four very determined, very different people collide with tragic results in Hopes first novel, set in the highly competitive world of equine eventing (or horse trials). Vermont property developer Cliff Swensen indulges wife Nikkis love of horses, even though he fears the dangers of eventing courses. He even looks to hire a new trainer for her. Gabe was a promising eventer until a bad riding accident left him with nerve damage to the left side of his bodyface, arm, and leg. Gabes wife, Carla, pushes him to apply for the job even though hes never been a trainer. With Gabes help, Nikki and her horse, Beau, begin to progress, and Gabe and Nikkis shared passion for eventing becomes a worry for Cliff and Carla. Tensions escalate as Gabe and Nikkis accomplishments and ambitions grow, and Cliff and Carlas suspicions lead to accidents and escalating arguments. Hope handles the equine parts beautifully, though the violent conclusion is less than satisfying. Agent: Philip Spitzer, Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency. (Feb.)