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Summary

Caitlyn Lloyd has the world at her feet. Or more accurately - under her horse’s hooves. With the 2016 Rio Olympics just around the corner, nothing is going to derail her long-held dream of winning a medal or two in Olympic dressage. Not even the reappearance of a childhood so-not-a-friend throwing her perfectly balanced life into disarray.

Addie Gardner’s career is at its peak, and accepting a last-minute fill-in position as the veterinarian for the US Olympic Dressage Team was a no-brainer. The fact that her old crush from Pony Club is on the team is just a bonus. Not a distraction at all. And it might just offer the chance to be friends with the girl who wouldn’t even give her the time of day 20 years ago.

But Caitlyn and Addie have very different memories of their time together at Pony Club, and their first meeting as adults is less like a reconnection and more like a butting of heads. With the Olympics looming, they’ll need to set aside their history and learn to work together. And maybe Caitlyn and Addie will realize childhood memories aren’t always accurate, and that they have more in common than they would ever have thought. Maybe. Just maybe.

©2021 E. J. Noyes (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

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A perfect combination...

EJ Noyes is my favourite writer and Abby Craden well... what a voice.
I wasn't compelled by the subject of horses, given I try to avoid riding anything that has bigger teeth than me BUT I loved this.
It was undoubtedly far more comfortable and kinder on my inner thighs than 9 hours of horse riding would have been but I really felt like I was there with them immersed in that world.
I also feel empowered and knowledgeable enough to start foaling...
I don't really. I'm teasing. But if you happen to be anything like Addie and you turned up at my door with a pregnant mare? Just know I wouldn't turn you away!

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Another great lesbian romance from E. J. Noyes

This is a love story focused around horses, which made it above average for me. However, there's a lot more to this story than that fact alone; it is not a boring, airhead romance but has a depth of plot and characterisation that has a lot to recommend it.

Abby Craden's narration seemed less irritating than her usual efforts. She mostly dropped the cliche, generic American accent, with its over exaggeratedly rolled 'r's that she usually uses to read audiobooks. However, this improvement might be down to the fact that I set the narration speed faster than 100%. She narrates a large part of this audiobook with either a Texas or a Southern drawl but as a Brit I was unsure which, nevertheless it sounded okay to me and clearly distinguished between the main characters. Although, I hope I am not misleading because I can categorically say her British accent is terrible.

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  • 26-05-21

Brilliant

I love E J Noise book's you get so absorbed in the story I feel as though your literally witnessing the event's unfold .I know nothing about horse's or the world of equestrian but now I have learnt a bit !so to the story, superbly written fabulous plot endearing believable characters and Abby craden as ever wonderful.

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A wonderful listen!

Another fantastic book by EJ Noyes. I love everything about Pas de Deux - the story, the characters, the horses! I didn’t want it to end. Noyes’s writing is beyond engaging and her attention to detail second to none. Abby Craden’s narration is faultless as always.

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  • Tammi
  • 30-05-21

No reason not to get this book

I’m a fan of EJ Noyes. I haven’t read/heard anything I don’t like yet. Add Abby Craden as the narrator and the result is a pleasant experience!

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  • 21-05-21

A Rio Dream

Caitlin Lloyd and her horse Deux were within reach to an Olympic dream. When Veternarian Addie Gardener replaces the US tens vet it brings up entirely different memories of Pony Club. Two women with determination and dreams are on a collision course. Abbey Craden is magnificent as the narrator of a story of reaching for the stars. Recommend v

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  • Dor
  • 20-05-21

Emotional but enjoyable romance

After reading the ebook I could not resist listening to Abby Craden narrating this story. Noyes’s obvious knowledge and love of horses runs through this book like a roaring river. Dewey is the third main character and is the most endearing animal character I have ever come across. His intelligence and curiosity of things all human and animal are so well written. If you are an animal lover but not so sure about the working of dressage do not worry. Noyes explains it all in the book and also the additional glossary. Do yourself a favour and buy this book in what ever form you enjoy.

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  • Avid Listener
  • 30-05-21

Gets better after first chapter or so

Okay even though I couldn’t care less about any competitive sport, I did love hearing about horse antics and horse and human bonding and also the romance. Too much Angst and yes no maybe and too much of the soft porn ‘erotica’ for my taste, but I guess that sort of vicarious sex sells. Still a well written story.

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  • Michael Thelander
  • 28-05-21

Kind of perfect

This is an excellent read, terrific characters great flow and pacing. So often with sports being a main part of the story they can feel like a manual on the sport. Ej did a great job getting the info on what the sport was into the story without it feeling like a lecture. AC great as always. Spend the credit you won’t be disappointed

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  • Steph M
  • 24-05-21

Deux

Loved everything about this book. Great characters, great storyline and horses! I loved the Olympic aspect of the book as well. I can't wait for the next book!

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  • Bobbi S.
  • 22-05-21

Awesome

EJ Noyes gets the equestrian world so right. She shares such an amazing story while helping make other understand the pressures of competition.

I loved the characters so much. Dewey being such a central character made the story tug at your heartstrings for more than just the romance for Addy and Kaitlyn.

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  • Melisa
  • 21-05-21

Another hit by Noyes...

No one will be surprised to hear that Abby Craden narrated this book brilliantly. There will also be no surprise when I write E.J. Noyes has written another fantastic sapphic romance. This time, we get the added bonus of a horse as a supporting character. Caitlyn is fighting for her place on the Olympic Team competing in dressage while also fighting her feelings for Addie, the team’s veterinarian who she hasn’t seen since pony club. Great chemistry all around. Two thumbs up here.

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  • Margaret
  • 20-05-21

Excellent!

I loved Pas de deux. Loved the story, loved the characters, loved the narration. I have been involved with Olympic level horses all my life. The details and the emotional level was exactly right. I will definitely reread and repeat listening to this book.

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  • Carey Durden
  • 20-05-21

Amazing!

Brilliant! E. J. Noyes has put out another smashing novel! I am not a horse person, but wow! I feel like I want to be one! It is very clear that E. J. Noyes is very much into horses. The narrator, the amazing Abby Craden also did an amazing performance.

This book is a must buy, you can never go wrong with an E. J. Noyes and Abby Craden combo!

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