Fifty Shades of Neigh: A reading list of horse-themed romance novels

If you like your books steamier than a racehorse after an early morning workout, you might enjoy these hot ‘n’ heavy equestrian reads.

The back-jacket descriptions are worth a read in and of themselves. Click on any book’s cover to be taken to its page.

What Nero wants, Nero gets – doesn’t he? Reigning polo champion Nero Caracas bows to no man… and certainly not to women! With red-hot Latin blood coursing through his veins, what he wants he gets. Bella Wheeler has followed in the footsteps of her horse-trainer father–though determined to eclipse his disreputable legacy, she remains professionally distant from everyone! This aloof beauty has two things Nero wants: the best horse in the world, and a body as pure and untouched as her snow-white ice maiden’s reputation!

If men were horses, Cassie Roberts would say she’s been bucked off and trampled once too often. Now she wants only to raise her son, Samuel, and fly high on the East Coast social scene. When her father calls from the Texas family ranch in need of help, Cassie can’t think of a worse fate than returning to sleepy Summerville. Then her father clues her into his bucket-list dream – namely to turn his prize foal into the first Olympic champion Reining horse. As if that weren’t crazy enough, he enlists the help of a hottie local cowboy who looks enough like George Strait to make Cassie’s heart quiver. The last thing she wants is a hometown hook-up, but Chase Eversoll could be their ticket to the Olympics. Willing or not, Cassie’s in for another wild ride … just once could she finish on top?

Melissa Grant, the 25-year-old owner of a tack shop, is disgusted with the way the new riding instructor at Rocking Horse Stables treats her classmates during their first lesson, and her attempt to confront him is thwarted when she bursts into his apartment over the observation room and finds him half-undressed.

Will an escalating series of attractions and repulsions set against the backdrop of the riding stable where Hans Edelmann teaches and the narrator has her shop–including their preparations for the annual competition at Stallion Stables, the pending sale of Rocking Horse Stables, and the narrator’s mistaken belief that Edelmann is interested in an older woman–lead to true love?

When love turns to obsession, those with the biggest hearts are the first to die.
Kate Mathers has her very own stalker, though she prefers to call him a secret admirer. Either way it’s a bizarre idea considering she’s never figured out how to keep any man in her life for long. Now one’s obsessed with her? It’s hard to believe—until her estranged father’s birthday gift is to hire her a bodyguard. Now the dangers are all too real. And so is the effect Joe Garity has on her heart.
Joe knows he’s a human wrecking ball when it comes to relationships. The embittered ex-cop tells himself he only took the job guarding Kate because he can’t stand to see the rug rats in her horse camp program in danger. Pretending to be her lover isn’t his idea of a perfect situation, but perfect goes a long way toward describing the chemistry between them. For once in his life, Joe finds he really doesn’t want to screw this one up—personally or professionally.
But if he can’t figure out who’s stalking Kate soon, her next birthday may be her last.
Warning: This title is full of horseplay, and horses AT play, tie-downs and tie-ups and the kind of hot obsessive animal passion some men will kill for.

Nobody says no to Emily McCabe! All she wants is for Dylan Reeves to act like they’re dating, so her wildly overprotective clan will butt out of her life once and for all. And he just flat-out refused! So why’d the maddeningly sexy horse whisperer just kiss her in front of the whole town?

Gentling horses is one thing. Bringing a strong, independent woman like Emily to heel is something else! The two of them are totally wrong for each other, but that doesn’t stop Dylan from wanting her. But Emily’s made for a home and family and Dylan is like his beloved mustangs—wild and free.

Except, she seems to know her way around horses…and that’s not all. Suddenly Dylan’s dreaming about making a life with Laramie County’s most stubborn and desirable—and willful—woman!

He’s got a way with horses…and with women…

His heart is as wild as the horses he trained…

Nate Shawcross is perfectly content to spend his days training wild horses. So when a beautiful greenhorn unexpectedly shows up for a seminar from the famous “Horse Whisperer” of Wyoming, all Nate wants to do is send her packing…

The last thing she expects is a lesson in romance…

Graduate student Charlie Banks came to the ranch to learn about horse communication, but when she meets the ruggedly handsome cowboy, she starts to fantasize about another connection entirely…

Nate needs to stay focused if he’s going to save his ranch from foreclosure, but he can’t help being distracted by the brainy and breathtakingly sexy Charlie. Could it be that after all this time Nate has finally found the one woman who can tame his wild heart?

Seventeen year old Jane found the horse of her dreams. Windsong had the training and the flashy looks that could win medals at national competitions. Conservative, shy Jane wasn’t sure she was up to the challenge of riding the temperamental animal, but her trusted trainer encourages her to try. When her spirited, new horse races out of control, a wild rodeo cowboy, Cory, comes to the rescue. He doesn’t believe Jane is up to the challenge at all. When an unexpected injury to Windsong forces the two opposites to work together, sparks fly. Cooperation and then romance blooms. But can their young love survive the trials of national and international competition, and Cory’s “bad boy” past?

Romance is the last thing on equestrienne Bethany Webb’s mind as she gazes across the lush green fields of Highover Gate, her prestigious world-class training facility – the dream of a lifetime. Before the day is over, Beth’s future is snatched right out from under her in one wet, terrifying instant.
Ambitious and handsome Brett Hall’s only objective is to unseat the national champion in Three Day Eventing. As Hall steadily gains on his goal, a chink in his armor allows his heart to peek out – a weakness that seriously undermines his focus.

Hearts Over Fences glows against the backdrop of Olympic-level equestrian sport – a world filled with drama and excitement – and a large measure of ambition.

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