Ready to Ride Author:Mary Winter Riding Partner By Mary Winter — Equestrian Derek Whitten watched his dreams fall with the last jump at the Athens Olympics, losing both the gold medal and his lover in one fateful day. Now, two years later, financial troubles have forced him to consider selling his prize horse, and Derek turns to the one man he trusts. A simple business transacti... more »on, that's all, no matter how much he wants it to be more. It was Charles DeMorinson's mare that Derek rode in the Olympics, and though Charles never blamed Derek for his horse's performance, both his dream and his lover slipped through his grasp. He's spent the years since regretting not fighting harder for their relationship. Now Derek's back on his doorstep, in need of his help. Time and distance did little to cool their attraction to each other. And when Derek returns, Charles is ready to stake the claim he should have made in Athens. If he holds on too tightly he'll earn nothing but resentment, but Charles let Derek go once, and he won't make the same mistake again. He just has to convince him that they both need one thing -- each other.
Cowboy Up By Mary Winter
When a torrid affair ruined his rodeo career, Rock Brennan turned to the sport of reining. Ready to reclaim his position at the top of his chosen sport, Rock arrives at the United States Equestrian Team's training camp ready to focus on his riding -- until he meets his too-sexy-for-his-breeches roommate, dressage diva Andreas Thorpe. Andreas has always had a thing for cowboys, and Rock is no exception. What starts as a training camp fling quickly becomes something more, but Andreas' lifelong need for control keeps him from giving his heart to one sexy, gay rodeo cowboy. But there's one thing the cowboy has taught the dressage rider -- in love and life, sometimes you've got to cowboy up to face your fears.« less