Published On: November 2nd 2015
She can't stand them.
Refuses to be one.
Tessa Brooks is strong-willed, sassy, and determined, on the brink of dominating in the testosterone-fueled sport of horse racing. She’s spent her life avoiding the norm, staying true to herself to achieve her ultimate goals.
Her relationship with Jace Hitchen, her brother's best friend, just might be the biggest cliche of all. Over the years, he’s been her protector, her annoyance, her confidante, her crush. But giving in to what she's really wanted for the last ten years could be the very thing that destroys everything she's worked for and wanted. Can Tessa achieve her dreams for the future, but still hold on to the past?
I loved the little bits of Tessa we got in Swoon (If you haven’t read it yet, you’re missing out!) and was very happy to hear that she was indeed getting her very own book. And here it is! Jock!
A stand-alone story tied together with the rest of the books from CM Foss thus far; Shiver, Swoon, & City Beautiful. It’s one of my favorite types of series (Although, officially it doesn’t have a series name) in which several books are connected by a big family.
I really enjoyed the slow journey into the heart of the story. Often the slow buildup is too for lack of a better word, slow, or doesn’t end up meshing well with the rest of the story. This one on the other hand, felt perfectly at ease taking its time getting where it needed to be.
Tessa has a tough time balancing everything in her life, from the ghosts if the past, her job and the very strict requirements it demands of her, to her manager, family, and love interests. It’s a great ride around the racetrack of life with this jockey! You’ll have to see for yourself how she places though.