Friday, 4 January 2013
Vets in Love by Cathy Woodman
Glamorous GP Nicci (aka the galloping doctor) and Matt, the very handsome equine vet, have caught each other's etc. On paper it looks like a match made in heaven.
There are problems, however; Matt's jealous ex-girlfriend being one of them But the main trouble is Nicci's determination to qualify for the Badminton Horse Trials. Because although Matt treats horses for a living, a tradegy in his past makes him terrified every time Nicci competes.
So when Nicci has a terrible accident, a devasted Matt gives her an ultiatum: it's either him or the riding.
Nicci can't believe he means it. But can she risk putting him to the test?
When I pick up a Cathy Woodman book I know that I am in for a great read. Set in the fictional village of Talyton St George, the books all focus on different characters, however in each book you revisit characters from other books in the series.
This book introduces us to two more characters from the village: a doctor and an equine vet. They meet during a routine doctors appointment when Matt has an injury he needs looking at, but from the moment he first sees Nicci I could feel the instant attraction between the pair.
There is a lot of horsey talk within the book and, as I do not know anything about horses or the world of horse competitions, I did not think that, as has been said by other reviewers, that the author was patronising with descriptions of horsey facts and descriptions, it certainly helped me while reading the book.
I always find when I pick up one of Cathy's books it is like visiting old friends, knowing that through the book I will meet up with both old friends and make some new ones and this book was no exception. I really liked Matt and wouldn't mind Nicci as my GP.
I recommend this book to all my readers, you don't need have read any of the others in the series to read this one, that is the good thing about Talyton, you can start where ever you like. You don't need to like horses to enjoy the book either - it is an all round good read, one to loose yourself in on a Sunday afternoon.
I see that Cathy has a new book being published in April this year, and I can't wait to find out what happens in Talyton next.
Thank you to the publishers, Arrow Publishing, for sending me the book to review.