(From the publisher):
The rolling fields of Shelby County are home to some of the finest horseflesh and bluest blood in Kentucky. It's easy to see why the locals call it Paradise County. But ever since she was a girl, it has simply felt like home to photographer Alexandra Haywood. Amid a luxury-laden childhood filled with turbulent divorces and a tangle of step-siblings, Alex always treasured the peace she and her younger sister Neily found at Whistledown, the family's magnificent horse farm. Now that their father is dead, Alex has returned to preserve her memories and begin her latest project — a photographic study of Paradise County.
All goes as planned until Neily falls hard for Eli Welch, whose father owns the broken-down farm that borders Whistledown. Always protective of her trusting little sister, Alex sets out to confront Eli's father and make sure Eli is not just after the Haywood money.
For years Joe Welch has watch Whistledown's stables flourish while he struggled to keep his own dreams alive. All he needs is one horse — one winner — and he'll show the county what Welches can do. Ever since his wife betrayed him years ago, he has raised his kids alone and did it damn well. And no rich rhymes-with-witch is going to call his boy a fortune hunter.
Sparks of rage give way to a fiery attraction when Joe and Alex meet head-on. But just as a volatile passion begins flaring between them, the discovery of a shocking murder with ties to the past threatens to tear them apart. The body found on Whistledown property is just the beginning of a killer's spiraling web of terror. But if someone is dead-set on keeping yesterday's secrets buried, he or she intends to destroy Alex and Joe's future bliss, as well — because Alex has been targeted as the next victim...
Original title: Paradise County
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Romantic-Suspense