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    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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    Great story, wonderful narration

    E. J. Noyes and Abby Craden, need I say more? I loved this book when I read it, but the timing wasn’t the best and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have. I knew the audiobook would fix it, and when Rach at Les Rêveur asked if I wanted to review it, I jumped at the chance.

    Abby Craden’s narration is wonderful as usual, even if she struggles a little with some of the French terms, but who cares. It’s not like there’s any French character anyway, and she pronounces them the way most Americans would. Since the characters are American, it’s perfect.

    One of the reasons why I love audiobooks is that of course, it’s a totally different experience but also, what catches my attention when I read and when I listen isn’t always the same. And while I loved this story already, I completely rediscovered it in Abby Craden’s narration. And I’m not going to lie, the first night Addie and Caitlyn spend together registered in a whole new way when read by Craden. It’s true of many other scenes but that one blew me away.

    I loved Addie’s smooth, honey-like voice. Caitlyn’s tension when she’s worried about Dewey or protecting her heart contrast nicely with all the moments when she’s relaxed and happy. She gets bold with Addie when she feels safe and that boldness is reflected in her voice.

    Whatever didn’t work one hundred per cent for me in that first reading is long forgotten, and I don’t even know why I thought it was a 4.5⭐️ book. I’m upgrading the initial rating to the full 5⭐️ it deserves.

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    Bad day for writer and narrator?

    I adore EJ Noyes. I was so impressed by "Alone" and by "Turbulence"... "Pas de Deux" however never grasped me like the 2 former books. Endless descriptions of the riding (and I consider myself a real horselover) or veterinarian practice. Although I like slow burns, I didn't really feel the fire burning at any time. A huge fan of Abby Craden, she couldn't quite take the story to a higher level. A pity...

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    • Tammi
    • 30/05/2021

    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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    • Carolyn G. Manuel
    • 21/05/2021

    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
    • 20/05/2021

    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
    • 30/05/2021

    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
    • 28/05/2021

    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
    • 24/05/2021

    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.
    • 22/05/2021

    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
    • 21/05/2021

    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
    • 20/05/2021

    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
    • 20/05/2021

    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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    • FPot
    • 02/06/2021

    Like watching paint dry

    I‘ve liked EJ Noyes‘s earlier books v much but this really is so predictable it’s embarrassing. There is literally nothing surprising at all.