Dark Horse by Jennifer Rebecca
Release Date: March 4, 2021
About the Book
I’m on the edge of glory.
My dad—the famous head of Dark Horse Racing, Adrian Malone—is ready to retire. His dream has been to hand the company over to me—his daughter and only child—as his dad did with him. I have some big shoes to fill since he’s the record holder for race wins, but every day, I do my best to make him proud.
I’m tough, determined, and want to win at all costs. But as the stakes grow higher, it seems my life might be the cost.
Now, I’m going to have to play nice with the sexy-as-sin bodyguard. The former Marine with a dark past doesn’t want to play any games, but he also can’t stay away. I’m going to show him that he should never have underestimated the dark horse, because now I have my sights set on him, and I race to win.
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NICUnurse’s Review of Dark Horse by Jennifer Rebecca
When I need darker romantic suspense with plenty of heat, Jennifer Rebecca is my go-to author. Most of her heroes are alpha males that come across as real jerks at the beginning of the story, but later, you find out they are simply wounded, fallible heroes that you grow to love. Dark Horse is all of that on steroids.
I was not a King fan through most of this book, but I had an inkling that there was some deep-rooted hurt and/or loss in his past that had him acting like the class A a#*hole he was. So, I hung in there. Meanwhile, my heart broke over and over for Adrienne. She’s tough as nails at and on the track, but she’s also a female with a big, loyal heart… And that loyalty is oftentimes misplaced.
Dark Horse was probably the (excuse the pun) darkest book this author has written to date. And I’d say the steamiest. But she’s one of my favorite authors, so that didn’t stop me from reading, even when it felt a bit uncomfortable. Of course, there’s a HEA for King and Adrienne, but it’s hard-fought-for with more downs than ups. At times I couldn’t understand why she kept coming back to King, but in the end, as with all of Jennifer Rebecca’s books, we find out that a) King is a really good guy underneath and b) there was a reason for his actions that hurt her so much. Despite not caring for King and his actions at the beginning of the book, he won me over in the end.
Some spots in the book seemed choppy where the writing was concerned, so I would have loved to see the paragraphs flow a little more smoothly. But all in all, this book kept me up until the wee hours of the morning because I could not put it down. This author knows how to hook you and keep you invested in finding out who the villain is, and Dark Horse didn’t disappoint in this aspect.
If you like super steamy romantic suspense reads, with wounded alpha heroes who hide the hurt underneath a hard exterior but have squishy hearts that eventually surface and strong yet vulnerable heroines, Dark Horse is sure to please.
NICUnurse’s Rating: I give Dark Horse by Jennifer Rebecca 4.5 out of 5 propellers!
Meet Jennifer Rebecca
Jennifer is a thirty-something lover of words, all words: the written, the spoken, the sung (even poorly), the sweet, the funny, and even the four-letter variety. She is a native of San Diego, California where she grew up reading the Brownings and Rebecca with her mother and Clifford and the Dog who Glowed in the Dark with her dad, much to her mother’s dismay.
Jennifer is a graduate of California State University San Marcos where she studied Criminology and Justice Studies. She is also a member of Alpha Xi Delta.
13 years ago, she was swept off her feet by her very own sailor. Today, they are happily married and the parents of a 10-year-old and 8-year-old twins. She lives in East Texas where she can often be found on the soccer fields, drawing with her children, or reading. Jennifer is convinced that if she puts her Fitbit on one of the dogs, she might finally make her step goals.
She loves a great romance, an alpha hero, and lots and lots of laughter.