Horse racing’s newest dream team.
Liv’s smart, shy, and a total control freak, but she’s ready to throw away a future in veterinary medicine to become a jockey.
Nate’s good on a horse, and good with people. Except Liv. He can’t quite crack Liv. Chique, though? He’s got that filly wrapped around his little finger.
Chique’s equal parts talent and exasperation, and carrying the hopes and dreams of her human teammates – all the way…hopefully…please, filly… to Canada’s most prestigious race: the Queen’s Plate.
While Liv's getting Chique ready for the next jewel of the Triple Crown, Faye's got problems.
Faye Taylor is trying to get over Nate Miller, she’s losing her biggest client, and possibly her best friend – and the Thoroughbred farm she and her brother inherited isn’t having a stellar year. The racing world that’s given her the life she’s come to know is looking even less stable than usual.
Enter Will Callaghan.While she clues him in to her strange world, he starts breaking off pieces of the shield she’s created to protect herself from her past
With success comes opportunity.
The Canadian Triple Crown is on the line, and Chique’s back to her old tricks, leaving her trainer, Liv Lachance, and jockey, Nate Miller, scratching their heads in frustration.
Figuring her out – for now, anyway – earns Nate the chance to ride in California for the winter. It means being apart from Liv and Chique. Is he sacrificing his tenuous relationship with Liv for his career? Ambition isn’t sitting easy when it means risking everything he’s ever really wanted.
While Nate struggles to get a foothold at Santa Anita, Liv throws her focus into Feste, Chique’s full brother and heir apparent to the scrappy filly. But Chique will draw Liv and Nate together again – just not in a way either of them imagined, and it just might tear them apart.
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If the sum total of Liv Lachance's self-worth is the collection of all the things she's done, she's coming up short. Three-quarters of a veterinary degree. Two-thirds of a Canadian Triple Crown. With her star racehorse Chique retired, she's feeling adrift, and her father's racing stable, Triple Stripe, is without a Big Horse.
She decides it's time to throw herself back into her career as a jockey, even if her impending marriage to fellow rider Nate Miller incites conflict of interest rumblings. But life has other ideas for Liv when a death in the family and illness in the Triple Stripe ranks turn everything upside down.
The saving grace is, that Big Horse? He's waiting in plain sight. But as she realizes how far this Big Horse might take her, she's finally learning that her greatest accomplishments area about so much more than winning races.
I'll be home for Christmas, even if no one else will
Of all the holidays, Emilie loves Christmas best — but this year will be different. Her parents have moved back to Montreal after reconciling with a grandparent she's never had a relationship with, and her sister plans to spend the holiday with her fiancé's family out west — which means Emilie might very well be along on her favourite day of the year.
When a quick trip to Florida for her sister's wedding fails to have the desired side-effect — a prospective match of her own with the groom's younger brother — she returns to Ontario ready to make the most of the festive season. She takes a chance on a date with a guy she's been avoiding, but, let's just say, she should have listened to her gut on that one.
If she keeps herself busy enough, she'll never have to admit she's afraid of her own company. She has the family farm to oversee, hours to fulfil for an internship, horses to school and a friend with a busy café to help. But when she takes on one too many things she's totally overwhelmed — until friends come to the rescue, and she learns she's not as alone as she thinks she is.