Title: Pastures New
Author: Parker Foye
Length: 45 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: After a successful career as Illustrious Ruckus, three-time winner of the British Open, James Kirby has hung up his saddle. His experience as a horse in the eventing world doesn’t exactly translate to two legs, and he’s struggling to move on.
James’s quiet days at the family farm with his sister, Matilda, are interrupted by Archie Ievins, a sports journalist visiting to interview Matilda and snap a few photos of Illustrious Ruckus. Archie quickly endears himself to the family and to “Ruckus,” and James falls head over hooves—only to be brought up short when his ex-boyfriend threatens to expose James’s secret.
How can James start something new when he has four legs threatening to come out of the closet?
Review: I have never really been a fan of horse shifters so I wasn’t ready to read this one. There is just something about them that doesn’t seem right to me. Illustrious Ruckus is a champion horse who is retiring from racing. Illustrious Ruckus is also James Kirby, shape shifting horse. Archie is a journalist that wants to write a story on both horse and rider. He is also very attracted to James. However he has a secret of his own.
Now it is a cute little story, but it has a lot of missing points in it. It gives a little friction but no true outlet to it. I am afraid that I am still not a fan of horse shifters. However this one does have potential of being a pretty cool story. I just wished that it had been more to it then what it has going on.
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