When she goes to the track with her friend to hobnob and find an investor, she meets Jack, a down-on-his-luck rich guy who I believe owns one of the horses she bred with her mother when the farm was at its peak: Big Brutus. They have pretty good chemistry and when she saves him from his meanie ex-girlfriend by splashing water on her, they get to talking and he tells her that he might know someone who will be a shadow investor.
There's an almost Harvest Moon vibe to this book. Cozy farming scenes, adorable baby animals, pictures of horses frolicking in the grass. And Jack is actually a sweetheart. A lot of these Harlequin novels have heroes who are pretty unapologetic jerks but he's actually really, really nice. He respects her hard work and tells her that she looks so at home with a cowboy hat (EEK) and even gives her a hand around the place. And his awe and joy when one of the horses gives birth is so precious, that I COULD NOT.
If you like cute Harlequin romances with minimal drama, heartwarming elements, very little OW drama, and-- of course-- cute animals, this is your jam.
3.5 to 4 out of 5 stars