This story takes place in the exiting world of international equestrian competition on the Village of Wellington in Palm Beach County, Florida.
This was a fun book for me to write since I love horses and the horse show world. I love going to The WEF shows in Wellington, and especially love the dressage competition and the Musical Freestyle rides. Of course the Ooos and Ahhhs of open jumping are thrilling. My heroes in this story are a veterinarian (Quinn O’Laughlin) and a show jumper (Jessop Stoneman). Very exciting. Throw in some horses you will fall in love with, and I think we have a winner! Please give it a try. Please google Winter Equestrian Festival if you get a chance. It really is an amazing show with participants from all over the world competing. Check out the blurb and the excerpt in my Book Shelf.
Here’s the Blurb!
QUINN’S SECRET GIFTS
By Skye Michaels
The Wilton Park Grand Hotel Seven
Irish born and trained large animal veterinarian, Quinn O’Laughlin, has a secret. He has developed a loyal and wealthy clientele who trust him with the wellbeing of their best friends and equine partners in the small but international horse community of Wellington, Florida. Since his arrival in the United States from Dublin, Quinn has not been truthful with them. While he is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine, it is his other gifts that are most useful. His equine patients aren’t spilling the beans that it is Quinn’s healing hands and ability to communicate with them mind-to-mind that are his greatest talents. Quinn knows that the suspicious, sometimes superstitious, and über-careful horse owners might take that particular ability askance so he keeps it just between himself and his horse patients.
International open jumping star and Master Dom, Jessop Stoneman, is one of Quinn’s clients. Jess had followed Quinn from his job at a prestigious Wellington equine clinic to his own new solo veterinary practice. While Jess finds Quinn interesting and very attractive in an elemental way, he had been in another relationship when they met. Now that his on-again, off-again affair with his ex-jumping trainer, Gordon Smith, is definitely off for good, Jess is interested in finding out just which way the ethereal, red-headed Irishman actually swings and if he might join Jess in his BDSM leanings.
The opening of the international Winter Equestrian Festival is rife with excitement and danger in the air when some very valuable horses go missing. What can the vet and the jumper expect of this pre-Olympic show season on both the professional and personal levels? And can Quinn help to solve the mystery of the kidnapped horses?