Review – Stable Mates by Zara Stoneley


Hello! It’s me again, here with a review of another fabulous book on tour with the brilliant Brook Cottage Books! This time it’s the turn of Zara Stoneley’s Stable Mates. So here’s a bit about the book!


Welcome to tranquil Tippermere, an idyllic village nestled deep in the Cheshire countryside. Home to lords and ladies, horsemen and farmers, and plenty of secrets and scandals…

Leaving a scumbag ex behind her, Lottie Brinkley has hotfooted it out of Spain and back home to the country in serious need of some flirtatious fun to soothe her aching heart.

Luckily for her she’s spoilt for choice with not one but three eligible bachelors offering a steamy romp in the hay! But faced with the attentions of roguish eventer Rory Steel, the smiling Irish eyes of hunky farrier Mick O’Neal, and mysterious newcomer Tom Strachan, how can she possibly choose?

When billionaire landowner Marcus James drops dead unexpectedly, his WAGish wife Amanda threatens to sell the heart of the village and sets her sights on Tom! It seems things are heating up for little Tippermere… both in and out of the saddle.

And now about the author:


Bestselling author Zara Stoneley lives in deepest Cheshire surrounded by horses, dogs, cats and amazing countryside. When she’s not visiting wine bars, artisan markets or admiring the scenery in her sexy high heels or green wellies, she can be found in flip flops on the beach in Barcelona, or more likely sampling the tapas!
Zara writes hot romance and bonkbusters. Her latest novel, ‘Stable Mates’, is a fun romp through the Cheshire countryside and combines some of her greatest loves – horses, dogs, hot men and strong women (and not forgetting champagne and fast cars)!
She writes for Harper Collins and Accent Press.

My Review:

Well, what can I say. I hadn’t read a book in two days in a very long time. I picked up Stable Mates for my back seat car sharing commute and despaired when it was time to work for the day. So I picked it up again at lunch hour, the journey home and then repeated the next day. I absolutely loved it, the characters were so real and likeable, even those you’re maybe not supposed to like! I rooted for Lottie, swooned about Rory (and Tom and Mick) and found myself lost in life at the stables of Tippermere. Zara definitely has a winning formula here, you don’t have to be horsey to enjoy this book, but if you are, it opens up the pages for you. Stable Mates is Jilly Coopers Riders for a modern woman, taking away the Mills and Boon and spicing it up with cheeky chicklit.

I’ve tweeted Zara lots since finishing the book and I’m told there’s more to come! Which delighted me. This book is a real 5 Star read and I’m sure any sequels will be just as marvelous!

If you haven’t got a copy already, grab one now…and enter the Rafflecopter for a prize! In the UK it’s a Signed Paperback and international it’s an ebook copy!



2 thoughts on “Review – Stable Mates by Zara Stoneley

  1. Wow, thank you so much for being part of the tour and writing such a fab review. I’ve got a massive smile on my face!! I’m so pleased you enjoyed Stable Mates.
    Country Affairs is on its way soon, with a new man in the mix! 😉

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