I feel disappointed in the experience of reading this book. Perhaps it’s because I have a long background in horses, including training and eventing younger ones and retraining those who were purchased for another focus. It was more than the shallow feel that the characters gave me. It wasn’t just the writing style that felt inexperienced or juvenile to me. A big part was the ridiculous decisions the characters were making and not staying true to their original makeup. After one too many eye-rolls at the things that happened I just had to put the book aside. I don’t believe everyone will have the same reaction, as our personal tastes vary – as they should. This was just not a good fit for me in any aspect. I stopped reading about 3/4 in and I don’t plan to pick it up again. I’m sure one of our library patrons will love the book though. I received an ARC through the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influence my opinion, which may or may not mirror your own.