Jilly Cooper is a journalist, writer, and media superstar whose bestselling books include Rivals, Polo, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Appassionata, Score!, Pandora, and most recently, Wicked. She lives with her husband in Gloucestershire, UK.
From the queen of the British bestseller lists comes the classic hit every Englishwoman remembers with a sigh -- Riders, the steamy, scandalous tale of sexual and equestrian competition within the heroic world of international show jumping.
Welcome to a world of cutthroat competition populated by fearless athletes, wealthy sponsors, and beautiful starlets and set against the glorious Cotswold countryside and the playgrounds of the world. Within this arena we meet the brooding gypsy Jake Lovell, under whose magic hands the most difficult horse or woman becomes biddable, who is driven by his hatred of Rupert Campbell-Black, the handsome and supremely confident star of the show ring. They steal each other's horses and love each other's women as they push themselves and their mounts to impossible extremes, until their feud erupts, with devastating consequences, at the Los Angeles Olympics.
"I defy anyone not to like her book. It is a delight from start to finish."
-- Auberon Waugh, Daily Mail (UK)<
"Blockbusting fiction at its best."
-- The Mail on Sunday (UK)<
"Sex and horses: who could ask for more?"
Keely has always been my favorite female character...What a treat to be able to read more about her wedding and Jack's plans for their honeymoon.
Slow Ride is funny, definitely SEXY and emotional...yes I cried while reading it. I also fell in LOVE with Jack all over again =)
Who could ask for more in a book. A friend told me about this book back in 1987 and I've been reading it as an annual tradition since then. Of course, I am an equestrian but the story line is great for non horse lovers as well.
I loved every minute of this book. It kept me enthralled and was highly entertaining. It is rather raunchy, and not in the least bit intellectual, so don't read it if you are easily offended. I highly recommend any Jilly Cooper book. I wish EBooks had more of them on offer.