The Ride of Her Life: A Novel (Paperback)

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The Ride of Her Life: A Novel (Paperback)


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From the author of Love at First Set, a new irresistible enemies-to-lovers, grumpy/sunshine queer romcom for fans of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care, about a wedding-obsessed city girl who inherits a horse farm from her estranged late aunt, and clashes with the cocky, unfairly hot farrier who thinks she’s going to run the barn into the ground.

Molly McDaniel’s life is falling apart. Between her day job as a barista, her night job at a call center, and her crushing student loans, she’s barely getting by. And that dream she has of starting a wedding event planning business? The dream that led to all those student loan in the first place? She can feel it slipping farther and farther out of reach every day. So the absolute last thing she needs is to discover she’s inherited a run-down, struggling horse barn out of the blue, courtesy of her estranged late aunt.

Molly is so ill-equipped to run the barn, it’s laughable. She certainly doesn’t have the money, time or knowledge needed to save it, no matter how much faith everyone who loved her aunt has that she will. But the more Molly gets involved, the more she starts to wonder: maybe the barn is a blessing in disguise. If she can sell the land, the profits could be the small-business seed money miracle she’s been waiting for. So what if she’s starting to love everyone in the mismatched family she’s found here?

Well, everyone except Shani, the resident farrier and family friend who took care of Molly’s aunt in her last days. Judgmental, grouchy Shani, who refuses to give up on the barn; who walks around like she so much better than Molly; who’s actually really good with the horses…and kind of thoughtful. And obnoxiously hot. And unfailingly loyal.

And suddenly, Shani has become an entirely different kind of problem, one Molly can’t possibly solve, not without risking her whole future, no matter how much her heart wishes she could.

Jennifer Dugan is the author of the young adult novels Melt With You, Some Girls Do, Verona Comics, and Hot Dog Girl, and the adult romance Love at First Set. She is also the author of the YA graphic novel Coven. She lives in upstate New York with her family.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063307513
ISBN-10: 0063307510
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English

“[I]t’s a delight to see [Dugan] shifting to adult rom-coms and writing the most hilarious disaster bisexuals you’ll ever meet.” — Dahlia Adler, Buzzfeed Books

“The endearing dynamic between James, Cara, and Lizzie as they brave fear of intimacy in both friendship and love carries the story. There’s plenty to enjoy here.” — Publishers Weekly on Love at First Set

“A clever rom-com.” — Kirkus Reviews on Love at First Set

"A strong mix of humor and emotional depth; book clubs will likely find a lot to discuss.” — Library Journal on Love at First Set

“Earnest, wistful, romantic, and real...captures butterflies-in-your-stomach, most-important-thing-ever first love and still finds room to explore the messiness of coming out and coming of age queer.” — Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author, on Some Girls Do