January 26, 2021

Tillbridge Stables Scavenger Hunt: Clue #4 + Giveaway


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the TILLBRIDGE STABLES SCAVENGER HUNT by Nina Crespo Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post to find the secret word (it’s purple) and make sure to enter the giveaway! Make sure to follow the tour schedule at the bottom of this post for all the stops! Each word you enter is another entry for the giveaway!


THE COWGIRL’S SURPRISE MATCH (Tillbridge Stables #3)
Author: Nina Crespo
Release Date: Paperback: January 26, 2021. eBook: February 1, 2021
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 288

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo, TBD, Google Play, Bookshop.org

Free preview: https://preview.aer.io/9781488075322

Grab the paperback on January 26th before the eBook! It’s only $4.99!


A sweet charade takes an unexpected turn!

Dearly beloved, we are (not) gathered together…

Maid of honor Zurie Tillbridge has been working secretly with best man Mace Calderone to plan her cousin Tristan’s wedding to a well-known actress. To keep their wedding plans from leaking to the press, Zurie and Mace must pretend they are the ones getting married. Cake tasting and flower arranging seem like harmless fun…until wary workaholic Zurie realizes she’s feeling something real for her fake fiancé…  

HER SWEET TEMPTATION (Tillbridge Stables #2)
Author: Nina Crespo
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 207

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo, TBD, Google Play, Bookshop.org

Free Preview: https://preview.aer.io/9781488070143

When good things come in bad-boy packages.

She vows to find the right kind of guy but a tempting stranger challenges everything…

“Bad Choices” should have been Rina Tillbridge’s middle name and it’s time to turn over a new leaf. But when stuntman Scott Halsey struts onto her property for his latest film, her impulsive alter ego threatens to make a comeback. The quintessential thrill-seeking stuntman has no designs on commitment. So why are all his red flags igniting white-hot passion…and inspiring dreams of a Hollywood ending?


“Rina and Scott’s slow burn romance is emotional, lighthearted, cute, is very entertaining and addictively different.” Shaka, BookBub

“Fun flirty and super cute.” Joelle, Goodreads

If you need an escape, a distraction or if you want to have a good time, pick this romance between a cafe owner/baker and a movie stuntman.” Aly, Goodreads


THE COWBOY’S CLAIM (Tillbridge Stables #1)
Author: Nina Crespo
Release Date: February 1, 2021
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 209

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo, TBD, Google Play, Bookshop.org

Free Preview: https://preview.aer.io/The_Cowboys_Claim-MjUzMTg3-1921

He’s discovered his leading lady.

The role of her dreams: in his arms. 

Chloe Daniels is determined to land the role of a lifetime. Even if she’s terrified to get on a horse! And the last thing her reluctant teacher, Tristan Tillbridge, wants is to entertain a pampered actress. But the enigmatic cowboy soon discovers that Chloe is as genuine as she is gorgeous, and he’s determined to make her his. Will this unlikely pair discover that the sparks between them are anything but an act?


Smooth pacing, likable characters (along with Chloe and Tristan, there is Rina and Mace), and a compelling plot make THE COWBOY’S CLAIM a solid read.” Romance In Color

I loved these two together. I cannot wait to read more in this series!” Crystal, Goodreads

“If you love a series about tight-knit families, family-run businesses with lots of drama, and an opposites attract type of romance, you’ll love this new series by Nina Crespo!” Katie, Goodreads

“Watching the budding romance that happened in this story was that perfect combination of the slow burn and steaminess you could equate with a romance that will keep you reading…” Danaburk, BookBub

When the spooked horse had bolted down the trail that morning at summer camp, years ago, she’d gone from a brave, boasting volunteer to a frightened mess, and broken her arm.

A ghost of the remembered pain sent tingles through her right elbow.

People will feel sorry for you now because you got hurt, but al they’ll remember in the future is how you fell off. That’s why you have to learn everything there is to know first about whatever you plan to do before joining in. And make sure you’re the best at it or don’t do it at all.

That had been her father’s take on the situation when she’d gotten home. That advice, as harsh as it had been, had kept her out of trouble. She’d never shown up unprepared for anything, big or small , but this time, “just fake it” would have to become her new motto. At least she wasn’t expected to actual y get on a horse for her audition.

From what Lena had said, the role in the film may not even require getting on one at al . She just needed to learn about stable life and become comfortable with it...or at least act like she was.

The woman walking down the path joined them. An inner radiance lit up the delicate features of her dark brown face. “Hi. I’m Zurie Tillbridge. You must be Chloe Daniels.”

“Yes.” Chloe returned Zurie’s firm handshake and smile. “Thank you for letting me stay here.”

“Lena said it was important. I’m happy to help. I see you met my cousin Tristan.”

Tristan. So that was his name. She’d met him if snapping at her was considered an introduction. “Yes, we’ve met.”

A hint of irritation came into his neutral expression. “You scheduled another meeting here this morning?”

“I did.” The smile on Zurie’s face dimmed from friendly to professional.

Chloe’s family drama radar locked in. Ooh...interesting. Zurie was clearly in charge, and he respected her, but something other than who was the bigger boss divided them. Jealousy? An inheritance dispute? Had one of them been a secret baby? Whatever the issue was, observing their relationship could lead to a gold mine of information for developing the character she wanted to play.

Tristan gave a curt nod and broke the silence. “I’ll leave you to it.

Find me when you’re ready for us to meet.”

He turned to walk away, but Zurie put a hand on his forearm. “Not so fast. We’ll meet about the expansion when I get back. Her visit is what I wanted to talk about. Chloe’s an actress, and she’s here to research a part for a film. I’d planned on showing her around but my schedule has changed. I’m going to Florida instead of Nevada. A colleague who’s a visiting faculty member for an equine studies program has to take time off because of a family emergency. I agreed to fil in for her. I’ll be gone for six to eight weeks instead of a couple of days.”

“But I’m supposed to shadow you for the next six weeks,” Chloe objected.

“Tristan will have to take over for me.”

He shook his head. “My schedule is full . I don’t have time to babysit anyone.”

Seriously? He thought she needed a babysitter? Not now or ever.

Chloe faced him and flashed an overly sweet smile. “Oh, don’t worry about me. I’m fine on my own.”

“You’re afraid of horses and that’s a problem, especial y if you’re hanging around my stable.”

“The problem was that I just didn’t expect to see one.” She followed his gaze to her soiled boot and heat bloomed in her cheeks.

“What I meant to say is the horses caught me off guard.”

His brow raised. “So that’s what you’re sticking with? You were caught off guard to see horses at a horse stable?”

“Hold on.” Zurie put up her hand. “I don’t know what happened between the two of you before I got here, but I have a plane to catch.” She looked to Chloe. “If you want to observe operations at Tillbridge, you’re going to have to shadow the person stepping into my shoes.” She looked to Tristan. “Whoever is in charge of Tillbridge during the time I’m away will be the one to show Ms. Daniels the ropes. If you don’t think you can handle both of those duties, I’ll assign someone who can.”

Chapter Three

Tristan drove the golf cart down the narrow-paved trail winding through the green landscape, and the wheels dipped in and out of every separation in the pavement.

Chloe sat on the passenger side, digging her fingers into the cushion underneath her as she bounced in the seat.

They rounded a curve and zipped by a fenced-in pasture with horses on one side, and on the other, a worker riding a large mower in the empty field.

The scents of rich earth and freshly cut grass intertwined with the smell of horse manure. Yeah, it was everywhere. Chloe couldn’t stop a grimace as she glanced at her dirty boot. She’d have to get used to dealing with it along with Tristan.

He hadn’t spoken or looked at her since having a side conversation with Zurie at the stable. She couldn’t hear what they’d discussed, but from their hard expressions and the stiffness of their body language when they’d gone their separate ways, it hadn’t gone well . She’d told him she could walk back to the guesthouse, but he’d insisted on giving her a ride. Probably to keep her from wandering around his stable.

At the end of the path, he steered into the parking lot on the side of the green-roofed two-story white building with green trim and a pitched roof. Sunglasses hid his eyes. “Car?”

“There.” Chloe pointed to the red two-door midway down the first row.

Based on his current mood, she actual y preferred his choice of not talking to her at al or communicating in monosyllabic caveman-speak.

He pulled up behind the rental and hit the brake.

As she lurched forward, she banged the toe of her boot. Chloe started counting to ten and made it to four. “Why are you so mad about me being here?”

“Do you honestly want to know?”


Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing.

Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.

Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

Stay connected with Nina on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or through her newsletter.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest | Instagram | Amazon | BookBub

(1) winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card - INTERNATIONAL.

(1) winner will receive  a signed print copy of a book from the Tillbridge Stables series (reader's choice) - US Only.



Scavenger Hunt Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Rockstar Book Tours

Kickoff Post/Scavenger Hunt Clue 1


Lisa Loves Literature

Scavenger Hunt Clue 2



Scavenger Hunt Clue 3


A Dream Within A Dream

Scavenger Hunt Clue 4


Becky on Books

Scavenger Hunt Clue 5


Pass Me That Book

Scavenger Hunt Clue 6


Pine Enshrined Reviews

Scavenger Hunt Clue 7


The Obsessed Reader

Scavenger Hunt Clue 8


Books A-Brewin'

Scavenger Hunt Clue 9


Fire and Ice

Scavenger Hunt Clue 10


Week Two:


Two Chicks on Books

Scavenger Hunt Clue 11


Wonder Struck

Scavenger Hunt Clue 12


Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Scavenger Hunt Clue 13


The Momma Spot

Scavenger Hunt Clue 14


Jaime's World

Scavenger Hunt Clue 15


The Phantom Paragrapher

Scavenger Hunt Clue 16


Three gals and plenty of books

Scavenger Hunt Clue 17


Westveil Publishing

Scavenger Hunt Clue 18


Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Scavenger Hunt Clue 19


I'm Shelf-ish

Scavenger Hunt Clue 20


No comments:

Post a Comment