All Roads Lead to You
Author: Jennifer Probst
What I’m Talking About:
All Roads Lead to You features Harper, the youngest of the Bishop siblings. While her sister Ophelia runs the B&B, and Ethan helps where he can with the Inn and farm, Harper works the barns and horses through the rescue part of the property.
Working with animals is the best fit for Harper since she prefers them to people. She learned about horses at a young age through her mom who started the rescue. Harper has been working with her newest horse Phoenix, who is a natural racer but has some issues to work through.
That’s where the sexy Irish trainer Aidan comes in. Aidan is on vacation at the B&B to get his head on straight from an incident that happened in Ireland with his ex-partner and once best friend. He hopes to find his next horse to train so he can get back into the world of racing and make a name for himself again.
Aidan noses around the farm after being bored out of his mind on vacation and sees Harper with Phoenix. He gets a gut feeling he has found his next horse and the owner is sexy so he has some other feelings about Harper.
Aidan has to work hard at gaining trust with both Phoenix and Harper but once he does, Phoenix is not the only one doing the racing. The chemistry between Aidan and Harper set my heart racing during those very sexy times. It does take them a while to give in to the attraction since they agreed to not go there while working together as business partners.
The romance in All Roads Lead to You is a slow burn at first. Aidan, Harper, and Phoenix work through their issues and it was funny, heartbreaking, and satisfying to see them all happy and healthy at the end of the story. (Oh one more thing that was satisfying for me was Aidan being almost 40! There was no reference to Harper’s age but since there was not a big deal made about an age difference I assumed they were close in age. I love seeing at least one of the MCs not be in their early 20s.)
Hei Hei the crazy chicken from the previous books in the Stay series is back, plus a baby goat. Oh my gosh the animals are so cute and funny. I don’t want to give anything away because you need to experience meeting the goat first hand but just know there are some really funny scenes.
I am not sure if there are more books planned in the Stay series since we’ve seen all three Bishops get their HEA, but I hope we get one more. I think there could be one with Chole and Owen, the two teens who meet on the farm. Maybe even a novella featuring them a couple of years down the road.
My Rating: A- Enjoyed A Lot
About the Book:
Happily single, Harper Bishop trusts in only one passion—her rescue farm and healing her thoroughbred, Phoenix. Her dream is to lead him to the Triple Crown. But how unreachable is it without experience or help? A handsome new guest at her family’s B&B has what it takes to make it come true. And with his irresistible brogue, warm smile, and soothing touch, he’s a major distraction.
After a bitter betrayal, horse trainer Aidan O’Connor has fled Ireland for a vacation in New York’s Hudson Valley. When he sees the horse with the fighting spirit, he’s inspired with a new goal: to train Phoenix to win. He’s also facing an unexpected new challenge: his feelings for Harper.
How can she dare to open her heart to a man who’ll be there only long enough to break it?
So Harper and Aidan agree: try to keep it professional, and focus only on Phoenix and the finish line. But along the way, they could also learn a few lessons in love, trust, and taking chances. And, as painful as it promises to be, saying goodbye.
Release Date: July 23, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Stay #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format(s): paperback (310 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Netgalley