When Samantha Harrigan attends the local rodeo, she doesn’t expect to win up in jail. But that’s precisely what happens when she tries to stop a drunkard from abusing his horse. At least she isn’t alone. Tucker Coulter, a handsome local veterinarian, comes to her defense-and is arrested too.
The charges are dropped, but Sam’s troubles have only started. Her champion quarter horses are falling ill and the culprit is poison. As the insurance beneficiary, Sam is the prime suspect. Unswayed by the rumors floating around town, Tucker offers to help prove her innocence. Sam, though, is uneasy about accepting his assistance-and about the way he makes her feel. If only she could believe in him the way he seems to believe in her.
One of my favorite things about this novel is its incorporation of horses. I used to take riding lessons and Samantha’s love for horses was something I could completely relate to. The horses were the theme throughout the book.
I wouldn’t call the book suspense novel as it didn’t have the same pace of a suspense book, but the storyline of what was happening with Sam’s horses was full of twists and turns. Sun Kissed also had good content about families sticking together for good reasons.
It’s a quick read but one I enjoyed immensely and even though this book is number seven in the Kendrick/Coutler/Harrigan series, it didn’t matter that I’ve never read another one of Anderson’s books.
- Anderson, Catherine. Sun Kissed. New York: Signet, 2007. 432 pgs. ISBN: 9780451218957. Source: Purchased.