RIDING HARD (3) by Vicki Lewis Thompson: Veterinarian Drake Brewster has apologized for starting an affair with his best friend’s fiancée and, hoping to find the source of his discontent, he remains in town, much to the disdain of bartender and psychology student Tracy Gibbons. That is, until she needs his help with a pregnant mare. While the pairing of Drake and Tracy does have some steamy high points and blissful fairy-tale moments, there is also a forced feeling about the addition of these fringe characters to this long-running, closely knit series. The Sons of Chance books have provided many great reads and classic moments, but these disconnected characters might have proven more compelling in a new setting altogether.
Reviewed by: 
Kim Jefferson