A woman finding her way.
After a devastating divorce, an emotionally skittish Rayne Masterson swears off men and vows to devote her life to her passion, horses.
A man with insatiable desires.
Trent Newbury is an expert rider who is arrogant, brash, and has a ruthless reputation for getting any woman he desires.
As the new riding master at Southland Stables, Trent is eager to make sure all of his riders are the best they can be. But when he meets Rayne, he takes a special interest in taming the beautiful woman’s stubborn nature. Slowly and deliberately, he weakens her defenses with his charm and beguiling good looks. And just when he thinks he has won Rayne’s trust, his philandering past threatens to pull them apart.
She thought no man could ever touch her heart, until she met…The Riding Master.
The Riding Master by Alexandrea Weis is a touching story of second chances and finding your true love.
Rayne Greer is a young divorcee who is determined to make it on her own. She has her horse, her dog, and her students at the stable to keep her busy. Rayne keeps herself guarded as to not be hurt again, until she meets Trent…
This man…this arrogant, confident, sure of himself, HOT as SIN man waltzes into her life at the stable. Her place to get away is now filled with this daily eye candy. Trent is instantly attracted to Rayne and holds nothing back. Rayne however is not so sure, she is skeptical about her future.
“Who’s to say if any of us ever meets the right person? Maybe it’s more about finding someone who fills a void, or fulfills a need.”
Rayne tries to make up all kinds of excuses but Trent is relentless.
“I really don’t give a damn about our working together at this very moment.” He slid his other arm behind her. “And neither do you.”
I wanted to take Rayne and shake her!! This is a good man, who is not only sexy but he wants YOU!! Her insecurity really got to me after awhile, until we could see her walls coming down.
It helped that she had a great friend who was practically knocking some sense into her, the voice of reason, the romance novel expert (all of those Monique Delome books come in handy) to guide her in the right direction.
“Get rid of him? What on earth for? You’ve got a guy you’re crazy for who wants to be with you. Why would you want to push him away?”
This is why she shouldn’t push him away..
…now THAT was one hot encounter, wait until you read the whole thing!
It seems that Rayne was the only one that was immediately Team Trent. Rebecca, her boss at the stable had some wise words or advice for her.
“…that’s the trick with love. You can’t push it away when it’s offered; otherwise you’ll never truly know how wonderful it can be. Love is a lot like believing in something, God, Allah, whatever. You have to believe before you can find faith, just in the same way you have to believe before you can find love.”
But still she persists that this can’t happen, she seems to feel like she can’t be happy. I was ready to jump in and take her place. If she didn’t want Trent, I was gladly going to take him! He was nothing but sweet, and patient…
“Nice try, baby, but you’re not getting rid of me so easily. I’m going to pester you every day until you let me in that stone cold heart of yours. Being around all the time is one way of getting you to lower your defenses.”
….but he also had a sexy aggressive side where he just took control *whew* had to fan myself A LOT as I read!!
Was this all going to be enough for Rayne though….would she finally let herself have something that she not only really wanted deep down but something that she deserved?
Maybe she had to start with ‘happy for now,” before she could arrive at “happily ever after.” After all, true happiness, like trust, took time to build.
You are going to love this book! And if you read Cover to Covers by Alexandrea Weis you will love the visits from some of those characters. Very entertaining!!