My Favorite Mistake: A Circuit Novel by Georgina Bloomberg & Catherine Hapka
- ISBN-13: 9781599906423
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
- Publication date: 3/13/2012
- Pages: 256
- Source: Netgalley
Tommi, Zara, and Kate are all elite riders on the A Circuit. Tommi, the billionaire heiress, is training a young horse to prove she can make horses a real career. But when her new beau, Alex, convinces her to skip a horse show to party in the Hamptons, the results could be disastrous. Zara, the celebutante wild child, is finally taking her riding seriously. Until the new “nanny” her dad hires threatens to upstage Zara’s party girl status. Then there’s Kate. She doesn’t have money to burn like the others, but she does have Fitz, the barn’s resident hot guy. But when the pressure of being a working student builds, Kate’s perfectionist tendencies threaten to get in the way of her relationship and her riding.
Readers who are growing out of the Canterwood Crest series or searching for an A-list fix have found just what they’re looking for in the A Circuit series.
This book was an interesting mash of characters which made it an interesting read. So many different backgrounds and situations but for once I felt like it was a true reflection of real life. Not everyone who participates in a particular sport is great at it or even can afford to do it. In this story we have Zara who is the wild and crazy rider who has absent parents for long periods of time and this time around they have a distant cousin come in and boy does she upstage Zara as far as being wild. There is Tommi, who is my favorite, who has plenty of money and is trying her hand at training a horse, but with a lot of pressure from her father to get the horse sold. And there there is Kate, who is a working student, who is running herself into the ground to be able to afford to ride. This drives her to make some difficult decisions which will bring all of the characters together in an interesting way. Kate also struggles with her interest in the male rider at the barn, Fitz, who comes from a background of money. It is hard for Kate to function in this world of money.
The book is written in a pretty easy language so it was a super quick read for me. The plot was there nothing super exciting or in depth. Some real life issues and some that are hard to wrap your head around, those of the rich. I enjoyed the interaction between the teens towards the end of the book. The exposure of some of their issues to others and the common ground. I found that I could relate well enough to the horse “talk” in the story. While I have a decent understanding of horses since my husband and boys ride, it was still written in language that almost anyone would be able to understand. While this book did not knock my socks off, it was a decent read.