She can't stand them.
Refuses to be one.
Tessa Brooks is strong-willed, sassy, and determined, on the brink of dominating in
the testosterone-fueled sport of horse racing. She’s spent her life avoiding
the norm, staying true to herself to achieve her ultimate goals.
Her relationship with Jace Hitchen, her brother's best friend, just might be the
biggest cliche of all. Over the years, he’s been her protector, her annoyance,
her confidante, her crush. But giving in to what she's really wanted for the last
ten years could be the very thing that destroys everything she's worked for
and wanted. Can Tessa achieve her dreams for the future, but still hold on to the
with a love for the written word. When she was little, her mom would ration her
books so she wouldn’t go through them too quickly. It didn’t matter,
she would just re-read. She’s always been an avid equestrian, competing in
the top levels of Three Day Eventing by age seventeen. CM now resides in Northern
Virginia with her husband and kids where they own and operate their own
equestrian business, as well as raising grass-fed, sustainable meats. She
doesn’t have this thing people call “free time”, but she does
spend a weird amount of time writing, reading, playing with her kids, milking goats,
and drinking wine, while avoiding bananas at all costs. Other books by CM Foss
include Shiver, Swoon, and City Beautiful.