For Alex Ford, dressage is an oasis. In the stable, he can slip into his riding pants, shed the macho cowboy image, and feel like himself for a change.
For Cleo O'Shea, dressage is a fresh start. She's got a new boarding school, absentee parents, and, best of all, no one to remember her past. . . .
They're an unlikely pair. Cleo's looking for love, but Alex has a secret he's not ready to give up, and a flirtation with Cleo is the last thing on his mind. But you can't find romance before you know real friendship, and sometimes the last person you'd ever think of as a friend ends up being the one you need the most.
Susan Juby's trademark humor brings life and laughter to this remarkable story of relationships, mixed signals, and the soul-searching that sometimes takes two.
About the Author
Susan Juby has written a number of acclaimed novels for teenagers and adults, including Alice, I Think, the first of her Alice MacLeod trilogy, which was made into a successful television series. She is also the author of a memoir, Nice Recovery, and the adult comic novel Home to Woefield and its sequel Republic of Dirt: Return to Woefield. She is currently working on another book set at the Green Pastures Academy of Art and Applied Design. Susan Juby lives with her husband and their dog in Nanaimo, B.C., Canada, the setting of many of her books (including this one). Her website is www.susanjuby.com, and she is on Twitter: @thejuby.
“pitch-perfect comedic voices”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“I really love it!! I laughed so hard in places and found others so poignant” - Patricia Lasko, Editor
-Patricia Lasko, Editor, Dressage Today
“Wry humor infuses this story with a gentle warmth.”
“Juby delicately weaves humor with poignant drama.”
-Pacific & Prairie Horse Journal