where Love will always lead you home
You're invited to visit CHANDLER COUNTY, KENTUCKY
and discover romance and suspense in the heart of horse country!
Missing By a Heartbeat
Dr. Victoria Sterling knows her way around race horse injuries better than vets with twice her experience, and she’s used to defending her scrupulously honest reputation in a world where rule-bending is far more common than honesty. Tori has also learned the hard way that her demanding, animal-focused life is too difficult for any man to understand much less share—so she wastes no energy looking for love.
Trainer Winton Crosby has finally made it to his dream destination: the venerable Churchill Downs. With a gift for getting the best from his horses, his goal is training a horse for a big stakes race. It’s no easy task, however, when every member of his staff is young and has a police record. But Winn was once a troubled teen himself, and he cares for “his kids” as carefully as he does his animals.
From the moment they meet, Winn wants Tori Sterling on his side. Straight-talking, funny and brilliant, she makes his ever-restless spirit feel as if it’s found home. But when a Derby-bound colt is targeted by a saboteur, Winn and his stable of misfits are prime suspects, and he has to convince Tori he’s not behind a mounting race track scandal.
Tori’s partnership with the enigmatic and handsome Winn starts with detective work and blossoms into unexpected passion, but they’re soon racing against time. Someone is desperate to eliminate them and their investigation any way possible, and the two have to find out who it is before both of them lose their careers, their lives or, worse, their chance at love.