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Lionel’s Leap of Faith by @authorkimberly1 is a Celebrate Audiobook Month pick #romance #audiobook

Title: Lionel’s Leap of Faith, Book 3 in the Horses Heal Hearts Series

Author: Kimberly Beckett

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb:

Lionel’s Leap of Faith, book 3 in the Horses Heal Hearts series, features Lionel Hayes, the reformed villain from Dressage Dreaming.

One fateful decision in a moment of weakness destroyed Lionel Hayes’ life as he knew it and led to the death of his long time partner and lover. At first, he blamed his friend Michael Stafford for his misfortune and sought revenge, but through his work rehabilitating abused horse, and the trust of one special horse, he realized that he had to take responsibility for his actions, and that he and he alone should take the blame. From that day forward, Lionel vowed to restore his image and resume the career that he loved. In the process, he found the horse of a lifetime, Gideon’s Rainbow.

Monty Campbell was a rising star on the international show jumping circuit until he lost his horse to injury. Desperate for a replacement mount, and with the support of the British Equestrian Team, he learned of Gideon’s Rainbow and knew this horse was for him. To his surprise, the horse’s owner was also a perfect match for him, although the man stubbornly refused to acknowledge it. How could Monty convince Lionel they were meant for each other and would the sinister force that sought to destroy Lionel destroy Monty as well?

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Set in the romantic world of Grand Prix horse jumping, Lionel’s Leap of Faith follows Lionel, a horse trainer who has made some mistakes in his past and Monty, an up and coming Grand Prix rider who's had his own sorrows.

Both are immediately attracted to each other, but Lionel holds back, afraid to love again and then afraid his past will taint Monty. Monty has been hurt himself by an older man, so it takes a nudge in the right direction to bring them together. But there’s old danger lurking...

This a sweet MM second installment. There is enough to catch you up so you don’t need to read the first, but I would recommend it for maximum enjoyment. If you’re looking for a quick, sweet read with horses and a dash of intrigue, Lionel’s Leap of Faith will hit the spot!

Lionel's Leap of Faith is a very quick read, with a lot of heart and horses! If you are looking for a romance that gives you all the feels and keeps you rooting for the heroes, this is it. I don't know much about the horse competitions that this story revolves around but watching Lionel and Monty bond over their love of Beau (a rescue horse!) made my night. A thoroughly good read!


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Author Biography:

As long as I can remember, I have loved horses. I wore out four rocking horses before I was 5-years-old. My parents thought my horse craziness was a passing phase, but I’m over 50, and I haven’t outgrown it yet. As soon as I got my first attorney job (I became an attorney so I could afford to own and board a horse of my own) I bought my first horse. Since then, I have always owned at least one horse. I now own a Trakehner gelding named Wycliff and compete as an adult amateur at dressage. In 2016 I earned my USDF Bronze medal.

I have an artistic side as well. I was the first Music/Pre-law major Ohio Northern University ever graduated, and though I majored in clarinet, I also played saxophone and flute in the jazz band, and French Horn in marching band. I also can play a little piano, and I sang choir in college. I have not performed or played music in quite some time (my riding takes up most of my spare time), but I love music.

My day job is something completely different. I have been a civilian attorney for the Department of Defense for nearly 30 years. I’ve served as labor and employment lawyer and a government contract attorney, both of which can be challenging and rewarding, AND I make enough money to own my own horse. :>)

In 2012, my life completely changed. In the fall of 2012, my parents passed away 11 days apart, and as the oldest child, and the lawyer in the family, I became the responsible party for all aspects of the settlement of their estates, their trust, and keeping my family together – all while working full time and keeping my dressage horse in training. One day, mentally and emotionally exhausted, I needed an escape, and reached for my favorite romance novel from my teenage years, Shanna, by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I remembered how much I had enjoyed reading romance as a teenager, and promptly re-read every Kathleen Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, and Julie Garwood book available, then moved on to binge read some of today’s most popular authors – Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Mary Balogh, Tessa Dare, Elizabeth Hoyt, Loretta Chase, and Grace Burrowes.

It was a friend who suggested maybe I should write. I remarked during lunch that I read nearly 1 romance novel a day. She suggested that maybe I should think about writing a romance novel, especially since I’m approaching retirement, and could actually make some money doing it. Coincidentally, at about that same time, Grace Burrowes was offering a writer’s retreat to Scotland. I decided to go, and Grace read my preliminary attempts, gave me some really valuable advice, and my first pitch to a publisher resulted in a contract.

I look forward to hearing from readers! I live in southwest Ohio, but the web lets me hear from anyone. Please contact me via my site or social media.

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Thank you, Kimberly, for sharing your audiobook in our Celebrate Audiobook Month event. This sounds like such a great read!

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