“Wonderful suspenseful, romantic mystery that keeps you guessing until the end. Great characters and great plot.!Another book that by Barbara Freethy that is hard to put down." Kim - Goodreads
Katherine Whitfield hadn't left her seamless life in California to get mixed-up with a rough around the edges man like Zach Tyler. With his well-worn jeans and slow, seductive smile, he was nothing but a cowboy on the wrong side of the Mississippi - a diversion in her heartfelt quest to discover the father she never knew.
Zach has a gentle hand with horses and a seductive touch with women. When he takes Katherine in his arms, he unleashes the passion simmering just below her cool exterior. Yes, her probing questions and tantalizing ways could cause nothing but trouble—but sometimes a man needs a little trouble.
Don’t miss this heartwarming, standalone novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy
“Ms. Freethy’s protagonists have such depth of character and personal conflict that they come alive on the pages. The author then surrounds them with a bunch of interesting secondary characters and places them in a setting so well described I felt I was there in the lush Kentucky countryside. An excellent romance to enjoy, remember and keep.” — Rendezvous Magazine
“This book is meant to be read in one sitting. Like a horse worth riding, this romance is definitely worth reading, and the setting makes for one long and lovely romance. Ms. Freethy has penned a welcome addition to any keeper shelf, for this is nothing if not spirited.” — The Old Book Barn Gazette
"Again Barbara Freethy weaves the reader under her spell in a most unlikely set of mysteries. And what a delicious spell it was!" Caryn - Goodreads
When Katherine Whitfield finds a chest containing some of her deceased mother's mementos, she leaves her sophisticated life in L.A. for Kentucky's thoroughbred-racing country, hoping to find the father she never knew. Armed with a quilt, a cufflink and a letter addressed to a man identified only by the initial J, Kat begins her search. But it seems every man in town has a name beginning with J, and every one of them has something to hide. Her only friend is Zach Tyler, a rough-hewn horse trainer. Zach supports her against the town's slimy characters but stands to lose everything when Kat discovers the truth about her parents. While stock ingredients--tortured hero, driven heroine, secrets galore--keep the story moving at a brisk pace, it's the behind-the-scenes peek at the world of horse racing that gives substance to Freethy's latest offering (after The Sweetest Thing).