OUT NOW! Sixteen Seconds by Elke Lakey
Barrel racer Becca, frustrated because COVID has shut down all rodeos, is annoyed when Nikki, the farrier’s daughter, shows up in his stead. They spar over Nikki’s competence and their different ideas of social distancing, yet eventually bond over their mutual love for horses.
Since Becca doesn’t have Nikki’s number but wants to see her again, she resorts to requesting another farrier visit. Nikki sees through her ruse and retaliates by using the water hose on Becca, yet they still hang out.
Their first real date threatens to fall through when Nikki’s trailer has a flat and she shows up for their trail ride without a horse. Becca has brought both of hers, but, because of a bad experience that caused one of her horses to get hurt, never lets anyone else ride them.
Falling for the idea of someone can happen in sixteen seconds. But can Becca find the courage to take her real life chances on Nikki?