"Good characterizations that ring true"
Thoroughbred horse owner Nealy Coleman makes it clear that
she will not tolerate any misbehavior when it comes to her
beloved horses. She estranges herself from her two adult
children after she believes their recent actions belie her
basic tenet of life that the horses must come first. Thus,
she fires Emmie and Nick, tossing them both off the farm.
Attorney Hatch Littletree visits Nealy's Blue Diamond
spread where the next generation of Triple Crown winners is
being birthed. Hatch provides Nealy solace at a time in
which she feels so alone after the "betrayal" of her
children. However, as their attraction grows, will Nealy
do what she always does with human love, push it aside if
it interferes with her steeds?
Fan of Fern Michaels long running Vegas-Texas-Kentucky
tales will relish the latest installment, KENTUCKY HEAT.
Nealy remains a complex character struggling with a lack of
balance in her life as her only happiness comes from
winning horse races until Hatch enters her life. Though
entertaining, the story line fails to expand the Michaels
mythos by adding anything new. Still readers will enjoy
the newest Kentucky tale that shows the author's ability to
provide an engaging character study.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 18, 2002