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JOCKEYS AND JEWELS (Romantic Mystery)
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JOCKEYS AND JEWELS (Romantic Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Bev Pettersen
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National Readers Choice Award Finalist, Best First Book
Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist
"Jockeys and Jewels is a sparkling jewel of a romance--clever, entertaining, and touching." - Julianne MacLean, USA TODAY Bestselling Author

An Undercover Cop Who Won't Quit
An Aspiring Jockey Who's In Over Her Head

Ex-cop Kurt MacKinnon resents leaving his training stable to dive back into undercover work. He's seen enough sordidness to last a lifetime. But when his former partner is murdered, Kurt ships his third-string Thoroughbreds to the backwater track where his partner was last seen alive. He intends to make someone pay, even if the killer turns out to be a talented rider with a smoking hot body and a disarming smile. 

Julie West is chasing a big win, struggling to boost her reputation and propel her into the elite jockey ranks. There's no time for love, but she'd have to be blind and maybe dead not to notice the magnetic new trainer in town. With her talent for handling problem horses, she agrees to work for MacKinnon, never suspecting she's already a person of interest--and it's not because of her riding skills. 

Kurt never expected his contrary colt to flourish under Julie's feminine touch nor for his own cynical heart to soften. But when his investigation tightens around the truth, his deceit thrusts them squarely into the killing field.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 545 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0987671715
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Westerhall (Nov. 26 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055OHXN8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,738 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super March 22 2013
By S Shot
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My first read and I have now read all Bev's books and she held my attention through them all. Love her writings.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars page turner Dec 21 2012
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Jockeys & Jewels was the perfect "getaway" for me this fall. An enticing page turner, it was the perfect book to bury myself in and I looked forward to coming home from work each day and getting lost in this story; beautiful writing, strong character development and dramatic irony in each chapter to create the perfect suspense. I couldn't turn the page fast enough. Pettersen's knowledge (and I'm guessing experience?) of horses and racing demonstrates an authentic and passionate author without detailing too many technicalities - the perfect balance for we readers who may be less-versed in the world of horse racing. Very glad I came across this book; just purchased Thoroughbreads & Trailer Trash and can't wait to dive in.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jockeys and Jewels Dec 10 2012
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When I read a book it's from start to finish - in one sitting. I laughed and cried while the characters were being swept away in Jockeys and Jewels. I enjoyed this novel so much that for the last hundred pages I disciplined myself to read no more than ten pages at a time. I wanted to rush through, but at the same time, I wanted to prolong the experience for me - to stretch out the delicious story to that happy ending I knew was coming.
The characters were flesh-and-blood beings - not paper-doll types - and included the good, talented, bruised, and those irreparably damaged. The story entertained, even frightened me in places. Truly.
As I read I lived in the intriguing and exotic world of the racetrack. Jockeys and Jewels made me want to read and experience more. Five stars. Looking forward to reading Bev Pettersen's newest novel Color My Horse.

Maxine Marten
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jockeys and Jewels Aug. 26 2011
By V
Bev Pettersen does what a writer is supposed to do--engage the reader. Jockeys and Jewels is well written suspense set in the intriguing world of horse racing. Add diamonds and romance just for good measure and this reader thoroughly enjoyed turning the pages to follow Julie and Kurt`s story.

I`m looking forward to Bev`s next book Color my Horse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Romance in Horselandia = YAY! July 15 2011
By Cate Rowan, fantasy romance author - Published on
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Romantic suspense isn't my usual reading genre, but I love horses, and romance + horses is a combo that made me grab this book. I'm so glad I did. It kept me up way past my bedtime several nights in a row. The main characters are unusual for romance (particularly the heroine) and well-drawn, and the secondary characters have wonderful quirks that made me smile. The romance is believable, poignant, and lets the reader savor the characters' unfolding emotions and the sexual tension instead of rushing the experience. The racetrack setting is beautifully detailed and interwoven through every page. I felt I was living at the track, too. In short, I loved sharing my evenings with this book and I'm excited about future ones from this author. Thanks for the read!
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Couldn't put it down! June 18 2011
By Sally O'Toole - Published on
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I'm so glad to have come across this novel by Bev Pettersen! She kept me on the edge of my seat in this thrilling mystery! This book is perfect for horse lovers, but like a previous commenter said, it is written in a way that is very friendly for the "non-horse people" out there.

A definite must read. I can't wait until her sequel is published!
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok if you have a potty mouth. Jan. 4 2012
By Mac - Published on
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I am a horse lover and liked that part of the book and also liked the heroine and the story line. What I strongly disliked was the graphic sex and the liberal use of the "F" word. I felt she could have made the same points without the harsh language or detailed sex. Will not buy this author again.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book You Can't Put Down Oct. 6 2011
By Renee Field - Published on
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Jockeys and Jewels by Bev Petterson - A Book You Can't Put Down
Jaw dropping, oh my god amazingly a great read. Honestly, I did not want Bev Pettersen's book Jockeys and Jewels to end. If you don't love horses and know anything about them you will come to love them by the end of this story. I confess to being an avid horse lover and one thing that stood out for me if how obvious it is that Pettersen knows her way around horses, barns, tracks and the horse industry.

The reader is introduced from the get go to Kurt MacKinnon, who is smart, wary and a harden cop--he's basically seen all the bad in the world but what totally grabbed me was how Pettersen makes you come to love this undercover guy. We learn more about his character through the treatment of his horses and that weaves its own magic in the story. Julie West is a struggling apprentice jockey and longs to be taken serious in a field dominated by men. When Kurt's ex-partner gets killed this sets Kurt and Julie on a collision course. Let's just say sparks fly once they meet.
The character development in this book was a real page turner. I loved the sexual tension which came off as totally real between Kurt and Julie and I hated the bad guy, Otto, who I was supposed to hate. I kept waiting for a horse to kick him where it counts.

The mystery layered in this book kept me turning pages because I too wanted to find out why Kurt's friend got killed. I'm not going to spoil the book for readers because this mystery is unique with a fresh perspective on smuggling and I loved it. Set in Canada that grabbed me and I can't wait to get my hands on Pettersen's other book Color of My Horse. I loved that this is an Indie publication but honestly have no idea why a BIG publishing house didn't swoop this book up. Pettersen is a three time Rita finalist - no easy feat - and anyone who read the first three chapters of this book had to be hooked! My gut feeling is those publishing houses that said no are crying now. Can't wait to read more of Pettersen's work.

Bev Pettersen
Jockey and Jewels
"Color My Horse"
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1.0 out of 5 stars Too much sexual content April 22 2013
By SC - Published on
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I feel this writer does herself a disservice by using the F word so much. The sex scenes were really bad. I did not finish this book because I got so tired of it. I think she really has real talent in writing, but somehow thinks she needs this sensational type of writing to sell books. I will not buy another book by this author. Mary Higgins Clark the great suspense writer never resorts to these tactics and sells many, many books.
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