File Size: 610 KB
Print Length: 340 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1602648107
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing (June 29, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Last year, I had it all. Two jumpers on the show circuit, a lot of wins, and a lot of attention - the good kind. But now I have nothing. My life is circling the drain. The only spark of light that exists for me is my new, forbidden passion. If my stepfather finds out, he will kill me. My twin brother, my only blood relative in the world, has already begged me not to. But I can't help myself. If it can't be horses, it has to be this.
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“Blaze of Glory” is a very luscious saga with plenty of conflict. This story moved along quickly. Tea and her twin brother Seth live with their step-father; who adopted them when their mother fell ill. They board and train horses as a family business. Tea is a bit stubborn but a very tempestuous 17-year-old. She seems to be determined to put herself in harm's way at times. Whether she is standing up for her horses or her brother, she is a force to be reckoned with. She is at home and the world melts away when she is on her beloved horse, Blaze. Together Tea and Blaze dominate the horse jumping competitions they enter. Tea's life is thrown into turmoil yet again when tragedy strikes. She seems to be in a downward spiral. Then there is Jaden, Her step-cousin back in the picture. Tea quickly becomes confused with her desire for Jaden and her emotions become complicated and unclear. There are some very mature and detailed make-out sessions.
I really liked the way Tea's character is developed throughout the story. It was hard to put this book down. I was constantly pulled in as she slowly made her way through the ups and down of her life to become a confident and amazing young woman. There was only one time I jerked myself willingly away from her story. That was because I saw what was coming and I did not want to be a part of the tragedy that was about to hit. That didn't last long though and I was right back emerging myself in the devastation that befell her in that moment. It is difficult to read with tears in your eyes! With that said I must say the author did a fantastic job integrating readers into Tea's personality and life from her point of view.