My Sexy Saturday ~ Cassie’s Hope


Welcome to another round of My Sexy Saturday, where authors offer seven words, sentences, or paragraphs from their work for your entertainment. Be sure to click on the graphic at the bottom of the page and visit the other participants.

Cassie’s hauled her dad’s prize horse from Chicago to Wyoming Downs to give her a win and hopefully return to Chicago with an altitude advantage – but she’s running into trouble, and that trouble is named Clint Travers.


Cassie guided a wheelbarrow loaded with straw and manure toward the dump pile. What would her Chicago friends say if they could see her now? She laughed out loud.

“Must’ve found your sense of humor.”

“That damn voice,” Cassie muttered, taking her time to empty the wheelbarrow before turning to face the man.

“Thought you might like to hear the latest scuttlebutt.”

“I doubt that very much.” Cassie folded her arms and awaited whatever news the stable crier had to offer. Too bad he didn’t look ugly to match his disposition.

“Sounds like one of the other barns based here is shipping in a California horse for your race. The horse ran fairly well at Golden Gate—we may yet see a horse race come Sunday.”

That news certainly popped her reverie, but she wasn’t going to let Mr. Travers know. Her lips thinned and then she brightened. “Good. I’m not the only one shipping in from out of state. And it will make Hope’s victory more meaningful.”


What happens when a fiercely loyal widowed half-Ute cowboy meets a fiery redhead with an Irish temper to match? Cassidy O’Hanlon – Cassie, to her friends – has set aside her Chicago career for six months to train racehorses for her dad after his stroke.

Furious the interloper has shipped in a ringer from the Chicago circuit to his Wyoming turf, Rancher/trainer Clint Travers sets out to put her in her place. Sparks fly immediately, but after their rocky start, the two quickly forge a passionate relationship, and he follows her to Chicago.

When it becomes clear someone is drugging Cassie’s horse, Clint sets out to solve the mystery, but storms off in a cloud of wounded pride when suspicions turn to him.

Can love trump pride?

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10 Responses to “My Sexy Saturday ~ Cassie’s Hope”

  1. Cassie sounds quite sassy!

    Looks like the link to the covers is broke. It’s in all caps but no highlight.

    • Thanks, Louisa – my bad, fixed the link, it’s all better now 🙂

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  2. LOL Love her sassy attitude. 🙂

    • Sassy Cassie 🙂 We like it too.

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  3. This sounds great. I’m going to like Cassie.

    • Mary Preston
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    • Thanks, Mary – can’t wait till I finish polishing the ARC and can send out review copies!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway. I like to read the kinds of stories you write.

    • Joye
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    • Thanks, Joye – it’s wonderful to hear that!

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  5. Thanks for another wonderful snippet. I really love this book!

    • Thanks so much, Lynn – I’m smack in the middle of final ARC edits, still loving it, so that’s a good sign!

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