Sarah Madison - Fool's Gold
Author: Sarah Madison
Cover: Reese Dante
Release Date: July 29 2016
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Eight years ago, Jake Stanford had it all: a spot on the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team and the love of his life, Rich Evans. A tragic accident wipes out everything in the blink of an eye. Hard work and sacrifice get him another shot at Olympic Gold, but only if he puts his past behind him and agrees to work with Rich again.
Bound by secrets he cannot share, Rich was forced to give up Jake eight years ago. Now he has a second chance to help Jake realize his dreams. But the secrets that drove them apart haven’t changed, and Rich must face them or risk losing Jake forever.
Sarah Madison is a writer with a little dog, a large dog, an even bigger horse, too many cats, and a very patient boyfriend. An amateur photographer and a former competitor in the horse sport known as eventing, when she's not out hiking with the dogs or down at the stables, she's at the laptop working on her next story. When she’s in the middle of a chapter, she relies on the smoke detector to tell her dinner is ready. She writes because it’s cheaper than therapy. Sarah Madison was a finalist in the 2013 and 2015 Rainbow Awards. The Boys of Summer won Best M/M Romance in the 2013 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards. The Sixth Sense series was voted 2 nd place in the 2014 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards for Best M/M Mystery series, and 3 rd place in the 2105 PGR Reviewer’s Choice Awards for Best M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy series. If you want to make her day, e-mail her and tell you how much you like her stories. Website: http://www.sarahmadisonfiction.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahMadisonFic Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/SarahMadisonAuthor/ E-mail: email@example.com
Let me start out by saying that it seems that if you want a story that has animals in it, they're pretty much all shifter stories. Fool's Gold is a refreshing change.
I liked the characters and I found the story to be quite interesting. To me, there was a big stumbling block in the story, that being if you didn't know much about equestrian sports, I didn't understand a lot of which the author was saying. Having a friend who was into the sport taught me about tack and dressage. The rest was over my head. A glossary of terms or footnotes would have helped.
I also found the ending to be a little abrupt, but then I'm reminded of the old adage 'leave them wanting more', and this is certainly the case. Hopefully Ms. Madison will write a sequel. I'd really like to see what happens.
I also don't understand how the title relates to the story.
All that being said, on a scale of 1 to 5 I rate Fool's Gold a 4.
Did I like it? Yes
Am I likely to read it again? Yes
Would I recommend it? Most definitely.