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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blog Tour! A Review of Run for the Roses by Rachel Schieffelbein!

Run for the Roses by Rachel Schieffelbein
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: November 2013
Publisher: Swoon Romance

Abigail Conrad has spent her whole life training for one goal: to win the roses at the Arabian Youth Nationals. She’s given up friends, a social life, and doesn't have time to even think about guys -- much less date!

Now that she’s headed off to college in the fall, it’s her last chance to be a Youth National Champion, and she won’t let anything distract her from that dream.

Except maybe Chase, the older brother of Abigail's biggest rival. He’s charming, funny, and possibly Abigail's biggest problem. How can she focus on riding when her mind keeps wandering to Chase’s green eyes and confident smile?

With her dream on the line, Abigail had better learn to fight her growing attraction to Chase, or she might end up losing the roses and the guy.

Run for the Roses by Rachel Schieffelbein is an awfully addictive story for such a short book. Sometimes, I feel like I'm missing something with novellas, but that wasn't the case here. I got to know the main character and her situation fully. She was fun and easy to relate to. The romance was sweet and clean. It was plain cute! I feel like I got to know the supporting characters pretty well too. It was a story I would have enjoyed in high school as well. I recommend it for any girl who loves horses and swooning ages middle school and up. Run for the Roses was an adorable story that took me off to the horse shows for a few hours.

Run for the Roses by Rachel Schieffelbein  was provided to me by YA Bound for review. The opinions are my own.

Rachel grew up in a tiny town in Minnesota. She still lives there, with her husband and their four kids. She coaches high school speech and theater, rides Arabian horses, reads as much as she can, and writes stories.

To learn more about Rachel Schieffelbein and her books, visit her blog.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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