[BOOKS ä Riding High] By Vicki Lewis Thompson – dedelicate.com
Lovely look at coming to understand yourself and being willing to let yourself be vulnerable nough to take a chance on loveThe male main character Regan is broken for very good reason but not the one he thinks is the problem He d caught his fiancee in bed with his best friend just six months Shadow Scale (Seraphina, earlier and is wallowing in the betrayal but it takes meeting Lily for him to seeverything that led up to that crushing moment so he can learn the true source of his problems She s an unexpected intrusion into his Claim The Crown emotional state and one he cannot ig Injoyed the initial chapters that dealt with the heroine s operation of a rescue farm but when the tall handsome stetsoned vet rides to her rescue and starts making with the foreplay matters got icky and boring I got this book in a box of books that I bought at a book sale Reading the first page I realized that I had previously read this book I remember liking the book the first time so I decided to keep reading Glad I kept reading 3 out of 5 Hotness RatingRiding High is the 14th book of the Sons of Chance series by Vicki Lewis Thompson I didn t discover this series until around book 10 so I can tell you for absolute confidence that any of these books can be read alone and you will never know the difference For anyone that s read Vickie Lewis Thompson you already know that her characters and her stories are just sweet Nerds easy reads I swearvery time I pick up one of her books it s like coming home Regan O Connelli walked in on his best friendbusiness partner and his fiance on Christmas In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, eve and they weren t wrapping gifts As a well known and talented large animal vet he knew he could find good work anywhere and that sxactly what he did He walked out and didn t look back His brother in law could use some help with his practice in Wyoming so that s Bark exactly where Regan went When called to help out at a local animal sanctuary he was happy to take it but he had no idea the surprises that were in store for him when he got there Animals were running wild and free The barns were painted many colors of the rainbow and the woman that ran the sanctuary took his breath away But he could tell right away that she is from the same free spirit mold that his parents were from and he has no intentions of hooking up with anyone that will just lose interest and move on a whim Lily King fell in love with the horse sanctuary as soon as she saw it So she did what she always does she jumped at the chance to be it s new owner without stopping to consider all of the angles and issues that could arise She has an above average I and thanks to a video game she designed she has plenty of money in reserve but money isn t the issue The animals are taking over and she just can t say no when new ones are dropped off at an alarming rate When Regan shows up and starts pointing out the changes that she needs to make right away just to keep anyone including the animals from getting hurt she knows she needs his help It sure doesn t hurt that Regan is sexy smart and is a take charge man Now if she can just get him to let go of his pain and truly open up she knows the sparks will fly Regan was so sweet and I loved how he was with Lily After all Lily reminded him ofverything he hated about growing up with hippy parents Yet he gave things a chance and got to know Lily as a person and then uickly accepted her for who she was I love when the author doesn t doesn t dig to create drama where no drama is needed I highly recommend Riding High to anyone that just wants to sit in front of a fire on a chilly night and On Such a Full Sea enjoy a heartwarming story that will make you chuckle a lotThis book was provided to me by NetGalleycom inxchange for my honest reviewYou can find this review and others at wwwriverinaromanticscom I Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! enjoyed this read and thought it was a lovely story about finding your way rebuilding your life after you were betrayed and starting over with a new love I thought the author showed howasy it is to misunderstand Cannibal each other how men and women think differentlyLily is a very smart woman but with most smart people they get boredasy until they find the one thing that makes their world tick Lily built a game and made a ton of money but got bored and moved on She decides to buy a horse sanctuary which turned in to taking in horses pigs and chickens She has trouble with the word NOShe is in way over her head with too many of Mastered (The Enforcers, each animal She isn t looking for love orven a man but she needs help With animals having a free run of her land Man, Son of Man eating her house and pooping where they want it is a little trying She has a vet friend Nick who sends his new vet friend over to do a check up on her animalsRegan is one hot little cowboy who has all his body parts place on him just right is there a women alive who can resist this stud It sure isn t going to be Lily Regan can t believe how pretty she is she might be smart but she doesn t have a clue how to deal with animals He decides to help her out and see if he can t get a little closer to her He is 6 months out of a bad relationship and ready for a little action Regan can t get over the bright colors of her building Lily has paintedverything BRIGHT He can t resist her charm and starts to want than a few nights of hot love Lily can t forget how he broke up with his Alter Ego ex and she doesn t want to be the rebound lady Can these two get their act together and realize they were meant to be togetherI thought this story this was a great story with lots of passion At times it moved a little low for me and felt a little rushed I just do not see Regan getting over his issues with his best friend so fast I thought it had a greatnding but I would have loved to have had a little closure I do believe these two couples might be in future books since this is a series I thought the plot was great ven had me chuckling a few times It was worth the read. Lenge Regan's help is xactly what Lily needs not to mention the seriously sexy sparks that are flying between them Now she just has to convince this fallen cowboy to dust himself off and get back in the saddleand into her be.
Summary Riding High
BOOKS ä Riding High By Vicki Lewis Thompson – dedelicate.com
Red headed beauty Lily and the inner sexual male takes over He s there to help her get out of the precarious situation she has put herself in by biting off than she can chew but what s going through his head is getting her between the sheetsSkittish at first Lily worries that giving in to her urges is going to get her into trouble but giving in to those urges also may put her right where she needs to be in Regan s arms and mayb Fourteenth in the Sons of Chance romance series revolving around the Chance family and their friends in Shoshone Wyoming The couple focus is on Lily King and Regan O ConnelliI couldn t wait to dive into Thompson s new installment in the Sons of Chance saga and was particularly grateful to receive this ARC No I m still gonna do an honest reviewgrinMy TakeThis is typically Thompson with a sweet romance filled with decent people with whom you d love to be friends Although there are some people I d be happy to see dumped at seaThen there s Lily with her big heart as she slowly realizes that Nick and Regan made some good points our Lily is the poster girl for I can t say no I can get behind Lily s philosophy and I do agree with her to an xtent However ain t it always the way kids and critters all need boundaries Unseen City even LilyI have to confess I d react the same way Regan did butsighthe mature approach would have been to sit down and talk about it I hate maturity Still there are benefits to Regan s leaving and his actions could lead to a match made in heaven or the Peaceful Kingdom anyway lol Both will learn fromach other and make peace with their pastsRegan does have some cool horse whisperer moves that make a lot of sense I should think the concept behind it would work for any animal And Lily learns some very useful pointers about running a sanctuary I do love that Regan feels inspired by Lily Art even when she gets nastyIt falls apart for me when Lily starts making really stupid decisions too fast She doesn t take the time to think this out well not right away anyway I do love the direction Thompson takes this with Lily finally thinking straight and following through Even better when she realizes what she s done yeah Lily There s a good lesson in this to sit back and think about cause andffect and how to get around it And looking at the conseuences of her current policy on the other animals It just takes slipping outside your own whirlpool of habitBethany and Nathan Bledsoe get a mention and Drake s got a surprising revelation for Regan Definitely an God Is in the Crowd ego boost for ReganA very worthwhile story on so many levelsThe StoryIt s not good That rainbow paint job brings up bad memories of his hippy parents lifestyle and that first impression isn t helped by some jerk thinking he can dump his overgrown pig on the sanctuaryAnd yet worse when Regan finally meets the sexy Lily King a soft hearted woman who just can t say noThe CharactersThe so very colorful and very smart Lily King had some success with a video game and wants to share her bounty with a worthwhile charity the Peaceful Kingdom Horse Sanctuary sold to her by the Turners Her parents were two of Nick s favorite high school teachers Wilbur is a potbellied pig Lily accepted a short time ago Harley is a potbellied pig his owners want to dump Alfred G Dinwoody is thex boyfriend who did not have matching valuesRegan O Connelli is a doctor of veterinary medicine and indulging in the refuge of the Last Chance Ranch Nick Chance is his brother in law and business partner He has seven siblings and was relieved to Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard escape Bianca Spinelli and Seamus O Connor s his parents footloose lifestyle they didn t want a hyphenated last name hence the O Conelli The horses include Buck the flowerater Sally is not the shy bay mare Strawberry is a big roan Rex is the palomino and the herd stallion Sandy is a sweetheart of a gelding Molasses and Taffy who may be the breaking point between Regan and Lily The ChancesSarah is the Chance family matriarch Mary Lou is the ranch cook who is married to Watkins one of the ranch hands Regan s pregnant sister Morgan a realtor is married to Gabe his twin sister Tyler an The Matriarchs (The Family event player is married to Alex Keller he handles Last Chance s marketing whose sister Josie she owns the tavern Spirits and Spurs is Jack s wife Cassidy the youngest O Connelli has apprenticed to the Chance housekeeper Nick the family vet is married to Dominiue a photographer and they have an adopted son LesterDrake Brewster is his former best friendjected from that prized spot when Regan found him betraying that friendship Jeannette Trenton is Regan s former fianc Buck Brannaman is the original horse whispererThe PrologueEleanor Chance writes of grandson Nicholas predilection for helping injured animals The latest is named Hercules Henry Applegate is the large animal vet Jonathan and Sarah like this direction Jack the oldest has a wild streak while Gabe the youngest is the most competitive The CoverYou can t help but love this cover The shirtless Regan is so happily comfortable laid back against that hay bale a hand to his straw cowboy hat and one thumb hooked into his jeans pocket you just can t help it I reckon Thompson s books must sell simply because her name is on it as the title of the story is not uite the smallest font on the coverI m not sure where the title is coming from as Regan is not Riding High althoughI suppose you could say that Lily is until reality hits What do you do with an old horse no one wants Does anyone think of that I sure didn t until I read this story Thank you for broaching that subject Originally posted on Tales to Tide You OverThis book has some issues mainly that there s a little too much back story on the Chance Family in the beginning to tie this into that series and a little too much focus on detailed sex for my tastes ven for a Harleuin Desire but these two items aside it s Un by the tightly knit Chance clan But damned if his libido hasn't perked up over the spirited redhead who looks a lot like trouble Lily King is the ueen of anti structure Turns out that makes running a horse sanctuary a chal.
Maybe I m just not in a good place but this was not what I needed Smart pretty not like other girls and I ll tell boys that outloud who is in over her head but magically picks up on When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) everything she s supposed to be doing in the space of 24 hours uiet staid cowboy vet nursing a secret pain Girl interferes in his personal life after knowing him for 25 seconds sex muddies the waters I just couldn t fall into this one too much was unbelievable and I never was able to give in to the fantasy or the romance35 stars because I know this is an aberration for myself personally and not because of a failing on the part of the author Originally posted on Adria s Romance ReviewsI m still fairly new to Vicki Lewis Thompson s books despite the fact that I read The Nerd Who Loved Me years ago That print copy didn t survive the new dog we found and I wasn t able to commit Thompson s name to memoryFast forward 7 years and I m trying to catch upLily King has no idea how to run the horse sanctuary that she s recently purchased so when a friend offers to haveuine veterinarian Regan O Connelli help her organize the sanctuary she jumps at the chance What she doesn t No Biggy! expect is a wounded man that attracts her like no onelseLily is the most unstructured unorganized woman that Crush It! euine veterinarian Regan hasver met but he can t seem to get her out of his mind Still reeling from finding his fianc in bed with his best friend Regan doesn t want to get involved with Lily but the time he spends around her the less he remembers why he should avoid herI didn t know what to Attracting Birds to Your Backyard expect from Riding High the 14th book yes you read right in Thompson s Sons of Chance series so I wasxcited about reading it I m so glad I did too it s so different from her Wild About You series in the best waysAt first Lily came off as a moron I get that she was spontaneous and has a good heart so that s why she bought a horse sanctuary but did she bother to do any research on how to run it before or after the purchase No I was willing to give her some points at first because I thought maybe the story took place before the internet but no at one point she looks up what to feed pigs yet doesn t look up how to care for horses or run a sanctuary It didn t make sense to me or make her seem like a very smart person That s what kept me from warming up to her However about halfway through Riding High Lily changed from inept but well meaning to a hard working intelligent woman and I admired her ability to admit her faults and correct themRegan was a great balance to Lily s flighty and unorganized personality He s reliable uiet and gentle which was surprising given how badly he was hurt in the past He didn t follow the stereotype of disliking or being overly cautious about women or people because his best friend and fianc betrayed him He was kind and considerate of Lily and though he didn t want to get involved with her he never treated her with any kind of disdain or suspicion I loved that about him and because I love a man who loves animals Regan s profession and understanding of horses just made him all the delicious in my Deep Listening eyesRegan and Lily s story was peppered with appearances from the Chance family whom I haven t met yet but plan to in the future but fell in love with They re boisterous loving nosey and loyal I loved the humor and familial love they brought to Riding High What caught me off guard was the appearance of a character from Regan s past While I liked the conflict that characters appearance brought to Regan and then to Lily I was disappointed with how uickly andasily Regan and this character resolved the conflict It felt like an Bird-by-Bird Gardening empty resolution and made the initial conflict seem less serious than it wasOf course after finishing Riding High I went to the author s site to see what book if any came next in the series and imagine my surprise when I see that Regan s best friend and hisx fianc will The Works of Saint Augustine each have their own books At first I had a big uestion mark of confusion on my face I mean how the heck is Vicki Lewis Thompson going toxplain what they did to Regan and make them likable Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone enough to deserve a happynding Talk about a challenge Now however I m very intrigued and super ager to see how those two characters play out in upcoming booksFinal Verdict Riding High was an impressive read from an author I had discovered years ago It s definitely different from her other series and that s wonderful for new and old readers it s like getting different authors all in from one place I can t wait to read the upcoming books nor can I wait to make time for the previous books in the series The very unconventional Lily King has left the insanity of Silicone Valley with the sale of a highly success video game to take up another insanity altogether in the form of a horse sanctuary near Shoshone Wyoming The odd but animal loving woman has painted very single building on the property a different bright color which definitely reflects her personality Lily has a serious problem with saying no to anyone wanting to drop off a creature at her doorstep so in addition to the passel of horses overwhelming the property she has pigs and chickens to make her life colorfulWhen Veterinarian hunk Regan O Connelli appears to help out in her time of need Lily finds her immediate attraction to the man a tad disconcerting Six months before Regan found his fiancee is bed with his best friend so he left that life behind and attempts to get over the betrayal that cut him in two Lily knows about his situation and being totally screwed in a rebound relationship she wants to run the other way since she considers Regan on the rebound but the inevitable pull might win outRegan s first impression when he sees the horse sanctuary is complete surprise that makes him shake his head and gives him flashbacks to his childhood with his hippy parents Then he sees the. Saddle up There ain't a rider that can't be thrown And large animal veterinarian Regan O'Connelli was thrown hard when he discovered his fiancée with his best friend Now he's starting his life over at the Last Chance Ranch
New York Times and USA Today bestseller Vicki Lewis Thompson believes love makes the world go around and laughter makes the trip worth taking The recipient of RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award and the author of than ninety books Vicki pioneered a new kind of romance hero with Nerd in Shining Armor Following the success of her nerd stories Vicki launched a boisterous paranormal