National Readers Choice Award Finalist, Best First Book
Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist
An Undercover Cop Who Won't Quit
An Aspiring Jockey Who's In Over Her Head
Ex-cop Kurt MacKinnon resents leaving his training stable to dive back into undercover work. He's seen enough sordidness to last a lifetime. But when his former partner is murdered, Kurt ships his third-string Thoroughbreds to the backwater track where his partner was last seen alive. He intends to make someone pay, even if the killer turns out to be a talented rider with a smoking hot body and a disarming smile.
Julie West is chasing a big win, struggling to boost her reputation and propel her into the elite jockey ranks. There's no time for love, but she'd have to be blind and maybe dead not to notice the magnetic new trainer in town. With her talent for handling problem horses, she agrees to work for Kurt, never suspecting she's already a person of interest--and it's not because of her riding skills.
Kurt never expected his contrary colt to flourish under Julie's feminine touch nor for his own cynical heart to soften. But when his investigation tightens around the truth, his deceit thrusts them squarely into the killing field.
Bev Pettersen is a three-time nominee in the National Readers Choice Award as well as a two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® Contest. She competed for five years on the Alberta Thoroughbred race circuit and is an Equine Canada certified coach. She lives in Nova Scotia with her family, and when she's not writing novels, she's riding. Visit her at www.bevpettersen.com.
He swore he'd never ask her.
Cassie Edwards fled her family's small horse farm when the man she loved married another woman. But now her ailing grandfather needs her help and she's not going to stay away another minute. It doesn't matter that the all-powerful Sutherland family controls the local polo industry where she once worked, or that they can make life very difficult for an old girlfriend. Besides, after all this time, Alex Sutherland is just a friend. Maybe.
Wealthy Alex Sutherland has given up all his passions. Except for his daughter. And if sacrificing everything that ever made him happy will keep her safe, it's a price he's always been willing to pay. But Cassie still holds his heart, and when her return sparks a vengeful ex-wife's wrath, will their second chance at love turn lethal?
Winner, LYRA Award, Best Novella, Bookstores Without BordersWinner, Reader Views Award
Six-year-old Suzy Jenkins desperately wants a pony for Christmas. And she's certain Santa will deliver. After all, she's been on her best behavior for months--not tattling on the bullies and even sharing her only candy cane. Besides, this year she has everything ready, including a cracked water bucket and several wizened carrots.
Suzy's mother struggles just to put food on the table. Life has been challenging since her husband died, and any pet—especially a pony—is impossible. However Suzy's unflagging belief in the importance of being kind serves as a catalyst, sending ripples throughout her snowy Montana town and bringing love and happiness to more than just a big-hearted little girl.
"Diving into a Bev Pettersen book is always a delicious treat!" Lori Ryan, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
THOROUGHBREDS AND TRAILER TRASH, Book One
At first their personalities and life styles clash--but will their explosive chemistry become too much to resist?
"Spunky heroine, sexy hero, beautiful and interesting setting. This book was fun and a definite feel-good read." - Shawna at Goodreads
"Bev Pettersen writes with flair and a down-to-earth warmth that will make you smile and sigh with contentment." - Julianne MacLean, USA Today Bestselling Author
STUDS AND STILETTOS, Book Two
Desperate to earn her sister's respect, Emily Murphy takes a menial job on a movie set. But when she unwittingly exposes buried secrets, will her growing romance with her sexy new boss be enough to save her?
"Pettersen's major characters are well-developed and entertaining and her in-depth knowledge of the world of horses, combined with the glamorous atmosphere of film making, makes for an engaging read...; here's hoping she publishes another one soon." - Kirkus Reviews
"I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review this book because the author came so highly recommended. Studs and Stilettos by Bev Pettersen beyond doubt lived up to everything I'd heard...Romance, mystery, drama, a happy ending; what more could a girl want!" - Sheri Hoyt at Reader Views
MILLIONAIRE'S SHOT, Book Three
Years ago Cassie Edwards fled Virginia with a broken heart. But when a family emergency brings her home, will be able to resist the man she once loved?
"Reminds me of Danielle Steel, with the depth, charm and grace of her storytelling ability." - Reader Views
"As always, Bev Pettersen tells a tasteful love story that leaves me longing for the next one." - A. Harrison, Amazon Reviewer