I think as a reviewer there is a difficult balance between always moving forward with new talent, new titles and current releases, but also acknowledging that previous novels may need a visit every now and then. It is easy to assume readers new to this genre must be aware of these great books, these wonderful writers, but then – maybe not.
With that in mind I thought I would review a series of books that always put a smile on my face. D. Jackson Leigh wrote the first in the Cherokee Falls series back in 2008, its title Bareback, followed by Long Shot and later Every Second Counts.
The novels each have there own stories to tell but the theme running throughout is that of long term friendship and the beautiful relationship between a horse and rider. Each book can stand alone on its own merit, however with muti dimensional characters you really can’t wait for the next instalment.
Bareback introduces us to best friends Skyler Reese and Tory Greyson. The two women have been friends since childhood and know each other better than anyone else, good and bad. Skyler is the arrogant, confident player whilst Tory has always been the quiet, strong, loyal friend. That loyalty is put to the test when both women are drawn to newcomer Jessica Black.
Long Shot continues the story of friendship and the ups and downs of making difficult choices; sometimes the hardest decision is knowing when to gamble and allowing the heart what it truly desires
Later in the series Every Second Counts also gives us the opportunity to meet the third member of this ‘friends forever’ group Marc Ryder, who’s confidence with women makes Skyler seem rather tame.
The series is beautifully written and gives the reader a front row seat whilst we watch these three strong, resilient and hard headed women grow, mature and finally acknowledge the things they need in their lives to make them complete.
Throw into the mix wonderfully descriptive settings, an insight into the life at an equestrian centre, oh and lets not forget the hot sex and I do believe that Ms Jackson Leigh has a winning formula.Three stories, three friends and a series that will warm your heart and soul.