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A sidesplitting, enemies-to-lovers 101 Dalmatians-inspired romantic comedy

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Cowboys live by their word, their wits, and their loyalty.

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How much will she risk to keep her perfect life?

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Garrett will use every tender weapon to seduce her—and prove she’s worthy of true love.

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The Albertini family has no intention of letting a possible romance fizzle out

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Lady Mary's traveling companion has disappeared and only one man believes she ever existed.

Thrown by Colette Auclair


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Also by Colette Auclair:

Seven Books for Seven Lovers, May 2015
Branded, December 2014
Jumped, August 2014
Thrown, December 2013

Colette Auclair

Aspen Valley #1
Pocket Books
December 2013
On Sale: December 16, 2013
462 pages
ISBN: 1476745803
EAN: 9781476745800
Kindle: B00DA990EK
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In this lighthearted and sexy romance, a young woman must choose between winning a competition and the man who has won her heart.

Professional horse trainer Amanda Vogel dreams of riding jumpers in the Olympics, but after seeing her best friend die in a riding accident, she's so traumatized she can't compete. Broke and desperate, she takes a summer job in Aspen teaching some big-shot widowed movie star's spoiled daughters to ride and braces herself for three miserable months. But the movie star is funny, down-to-earth, and gorgeous and his spoiled daughters are just desperate for a mother figure. By Labor Day, she has to choose between capturing a gold medal and the man who has captured her heart.

Aspen Valley


41 comments posted.

Re: Thrown

Thank you for the chance! What author do you like to read when you are not
(Vickie Schultz 10:34pm December 15, 2013)

I love horses!
Callie Stuck 12:09pm December 16, 2013)

I love books about horses but I'm terrified of actual horses. Is that weird? Oh well. Thanks for writing this blog, it was fun to read.
Jamie Fortney 12:28pm December 16, 2013)

I've always loved horses. When younger I would get on our horse
with just a rope around the neck , no bridle or saddle and if thrown off just got up, dust off & jump back on. No fear!
Barbara Wells 12:44pm December 16, 2013)

You had me with Aspen. Love the setting and can't wait to read Thrown. I
love horses! We have five!
Melanie Backus 12:48pm December 16, 2013)

I love news books to read that have humor and keep my interest. Although I have never had horses, love to read about them and they people they own. Thank you
C Culp 6:32am December 16, 2013)

I love your blog!!! I'm putting Thrown on my book list Colette!!! Thanks and good luck!!!!
Bonnie Capuano 6:33am December 16, 2013)

Sounds like ten good reasoms to love your book. And I love horses too. Happy Holidays.
Patricia (Pat) Pascale 6:59am December 16, 2013)

Congrats on your new book !
Sounds like a great story ! The cover really IS nice !
Would love to win the contest !
Patricia Neely-Dorsey 7:28am December 16, 2013)

Grady sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!
Linda Townsend 7:36am December 16, 2013)

unfamiliar with your writings -this sounds like a good read.
Mal Kaplan 7:58am December 16, 2013)

You have all the elements that I adore in a book - animals, the Olympics, Colorado, Romance, who could ask for anything more?? I'm looking forward to snuggling into my favorite chair with a cup of hot chocolate, my own kitties, and your book this Winter, to read your book, and have a great time!! Have a wonderful Christmas, and the Happiest of New Years!! I love the cover, too, by the way!!
Peggy Roberson 8:17am December 16, 2013)

I love books with a good snappy banter between hero and heroine.
Pat Lieberman 8:24am December 16, 2013)

Sound great. I love humor in books--horses and kittens don't hurt, either.
G S Moch 9:05am December 16, 2013)

Loved your blog! Love the cover. Love the sounds of the entire book. Thanks for the chance to win. And every good luck with this book and all you do. Happy Holidays.
Nancy Reynolds 9:29am December 16, 2013)

What a great topic for blogging (and neat answers)! A lot of thought went into that. If you put this much thought into the words of a book (which I imagine you do and more), then I'm willing to give your book a read! Thanks for sharing!
Elaine Seymour 9:37am December 16, 2013)

my father in law has horses we love to ride
Denise Smith 10:37am December 16, 2013)

Thanks for your great post today. Congratulations and best
Sharon Berger 10:44am December 16, 2013)

I love horses. A few years back, I was working with a young lady who had been devastatingly abused by family members. Her self esteem was lower than low. She started taking riding lessons, and within a year she was # 1 in the hunter jumper class. She wins so many ribbons that they decorate her wall. It was so exciting to see her gain confidence and learn to really love herself and see her worth!
Sandy Fielder 11:03am December 16, 2013)

What a great story this sounds like! Thanks for the giveaway.
Vennie Martinisi 11:45am December 16, 2013)

Congrats on the bppk!
Lorraine Clayton 11:48am December 16, 2013)

I love horses Though I don't know much about them such a beautiful creature. I could see myself reading more about Harris characters with a sense of humor.
Michelle Dodd 12:37pm December 16, 2013)

Wow, Congrats on your book: THROWN. Yes, I love the book
cover too! I love horses and kittens too and have been
riding since age 5 on our farm in Kansas. Now, retired and
living in the city Austin, TX. I miss the great times I had
riding my horses and I know that I would love to win and
read your book this Christmas. Happy Holidays and Thank You
very much. Cecilia CECE
Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 12:57pm December 16, 2013)

Kittens are a huge selling point. :) Have a lovely holidays.
Leslie Davis 2:30pm December 16, 2013)

Looks like a great read! Hoping to get my kids into riding soon. Finally
found a rental, not to settle in before we start any of that fun stuff!
Michelle Schafer 2:32pm December 16, 2013)

I like the covers for your books. It makes me wonder where they are going on those horses. I liked your writer's tips on your website. That was a fun read.
Laura Gullickson 2:35pm December 16, 2013)

I love books with Horseriding aspects in them, it's one of my
favorite sports to do whenever we go on vacation to visit my
in-laws on their ranch. I hope you have a Happy Holidays! :)
Wilma Salas 5:07pm December 16, 2013)

Cool contest & I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
Terri Quick 8:01pm December 16, 2013)

Hope the Holiday Season has been a good one for all.
Pam Alderson 9:02pm December 16, 2013)

Looks like a must-read for me. Say, have you read Elsie Lee's
Second Season? Some similarities, though that's quite old, and
a regency....
Mary Ann Dimand 9:39pm December 16, 2013)

I really like the sound of this book. I'll be sure to check into it. Thanks for the contest.
Marcy Shuler 11:14pm December 16, 2013)

I love horses and comedy.
Janice Reyes 11:22pm December 16, 2013)

Horses and kittens and romance---what more could you possibly want?
I'd love to read this book.
Sue Farrell 12:18pm December 17, 2013)

Horses is my first love. Horses have a good sense of judgement on people. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.
Kai Wong 1:27am December 17, 2013)

I love the Top Ten Reasons. Sure looks like a winner to me.
Rita Wray 9:19am December 17, 2013)

Grady sounds like a wonderful guy. No wonder you are in love with him. I think
just reading about him from you makes me want to fall in love with him too.
Can't wait to read your book.
Peggy Allen 6:47pm December 17, 2013)

By the way, Jumped looks like it will be a great book when it is released. Looks
like you have a winner series here. Congrats!
Peggy Allen 6:50pm December 17, 2013)

I love the book cover! =)
Brandi Dagwan 1:58am December 19, 2013)

This sounds fantastic. I do love the cover.
Mary Preston 3:31am December 19, 2013)

Congratulations on the publication of your debut novel! Thrown sounds like a wonderful book. Love the cover. Thanks for sharing.
Bonnie H 8:01pm December 26, 2013)

thanks for the chance
Victoria Whitaker 10:08pm January 14, 2014)

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