Friday, 23 January 2015

Stable Mates by Zara Stoneley 
Release Date:  4th September 2014
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Genres: Chick Lit, Romance, Adult humour

Stable Mates –
‘Fans of Fiona Walker will love this book’ – ThatThingSheReads
Welcome to tranquil Tippermere, an idyllic village nestled deep in the Cheshire countryside. Home to lords and ladies, horsemen and farmers, and plenty of secrets and scandals…
Leaving a scumbag ex behind her, Lottie Brinkley has hotfooted it out of Spain and back home to the country in serious need of some flirtatious fun to soothe her aching heart.
Luckily for her she’s spoilt for choice with not one but three eligible bachelors offering a steamy romp in the hay! But faced with the attentions of roguish eventer Rory Steel, the smiling Irish eyes of hunky farrier Mick O’Neal, and mysterious newcomer Tom Strachan, how can she possibly choose?
When billionaire landowner Marcus James drops dead unexpectedly, his WAGish wife Amanda threatens to sell the heart of the village and sets her sights on Tom! It seems things are heating up for little Tippermere… both in and out of the saddle.
Bestselling author Zara Stoneley lives in deepest Cheshire surrounded by horses, dogs, cats and amazing countryside. When she’s not visiting wine bars, artisan markets or admiring the scenery in her sexy high heels or green wellies, she can be found in flip flops on the beach in Barcelona, or more likely sampling the tapas!
Zara writes hot romance and bonkbusters. Her latest novel, ‘Stable Mates’, is a fun romp through the Cheshire countryside and combines some of her greatest loves – horses, dogs, hot men and strong women (and not forgetting champagne and fast cars)!
She writes for Harper Collins and Accent Press.
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Stable Mates is one of those books that has you telling yourself that you will read one more chapter before switching the light out and going to sleep. And then, suddenly you find its 2am and you can't put the book down! Its sexy, its funny, its romantic and its a great old romp!

In Stable Mates, Zara Stoneley has created an interesting, complex and at times funny group of characters in the horsey world. More than once were they picking straw out of their hair! I found the men to be sexy in their own individual ways, even the ones I don't think I was supposed to find sexy! I was particularly enamoured by Mick and Rory! Phwoarrrrr!!! There was quite a bit of flirty goings on between characters which lead to a lot of unresolved sexual tension (and more often than not, resolved!) There were a host of supporting characters who each added their own unique charm to the story. The horse world it seems is not for the faint hearted or the shy and retiring types!

Throughout the book I could feel Lottie's exasperation at Rory and so wished for a good outcome for the couple. Rory was a bit of a rogue but a loveable one at that. Poor Lottie did have her work cut out though with so many gorgeous men on the scene all vying for her attention. Between Rory, Tom the model and Mick the sexy Irish farrier she had such a difficult time! I could live in a place like Tippermere!

Apart from all the furtive glances, quick gropes in the hay shed and horsey goings on, there is a really great story running throughout the book. There's mystery, romance and some unexpected twists. I loved this book. If you are a fan of Jilly Cooper then this book will definitely appeal to you. I think this is another one of those great books that would make an excellent movie! Move over Mr Grey, the Tippermere boys are in town! Highly recommended.

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