Destin Bellingham has inherited a problem. Thanks to his late playboy father, Destin faces putting a For Sale sign on his family’s historic horse farm. Getting his talented stallion, Black Sambuca, into the Grand Prix show ring would put Bellmeade back on the map—if only someone could make “Sam” behave like a show horse.
Disgraced top rider Tonio Benedetto has his own problems, but he can work magic with difficult jumpers, so Destin hires him despite his bad-boy reputation. The street-smart, openly gay loudmouth from Miami and the closeted, buttoned-down son of Old Dominion Virginia make a rocky pairing, but time is running out to save Bellmeade from bankruptcy.
Opposites attract, sparks of tension grow into flames of passion. But if Tonio fails to tame Sam, will true love become a lost cause too?
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A Chance - DISCOVERY OF ONE’S DESTINY
Author Leigh Dillon tells an unusual story about two very complex personalities - each on their own destructive journey - only to be thrust together - to help each other, in answering a solution - in solving their own individual mis-direction and stagnant life goals …
This is a fun - fun - story - telling how each individual, Destin and a jockey, named, Tonio, bounce off each other in their responsive dialogue dealing with their 31-day, one month, contract for Tonio to train and tame a show-ring jumping stallion, named, BLACK SAMBUCA.
ACTUALLY, two guys who must tame each other, in-spite of solving BLACK SAM’s riddle … refusing to learn being ridden in competition track-jumping routines in a horse show-RING performance arena … a 31 day contract - to train and tame a damned crazy wild belligerent stud-SUPER-stallion - who after being bridled - leaps, jumps fences and rock-walls, to gain freedom, to race the open pastures and expansive fields surrounding the stable’s training ring confine! To be chased down, stopped, returned to his stable stall jail cell !
Their frustrating mutual “training - taming - SAM” - story - is a fun enjoyable reading - how two guys deal with their own wrestling relationship destiny riddle… an un-full-filled 31 day contract? Will each guy go their own separate way - afterwards?
A wonderful romance novella …