Pine Mountain Horse Park
sweet equestrian romance 

Second Chance at the Water Jump

All Savannah wants is to qualify for the Eventing championships with her horse Tucker. They’ve been working hard and staying focused, but an early season fall really starts the year off wrong. Worse yet, it’s caught in all its water-soaked glory by the photographer Evan—who also happens to be the guy she ditched before their blind date even started.

Evan is tired of working in a studio and is taking his photography business into the horse world. There’s a lot to learn, but the daunting task is certainly more fun when Savannah ends up in front of his lens. That blind date of theirs wasn’t as blind as she thinks: he might have begged for the set-up.

Can she make it to the championships and through that dreaded water jump?

Can he get her to put aside her old relationship woes and give him a shot?

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Hassling the Show Manager

A sweet, slow burn, enemies-to-lovers equestrian romance.

Maya’s day to day life is full of ‘good enough’s, but she wants her show series at Pine Mountain to be something special—something she can be proud of. When her first day begins with Reid Nash storming in and blaming her for lost entries she’s rattled. Maybe she’s in over her head, but she’s not about to let arrogant trainers walk all over her.

Reid needs this series to help build his training program. His horses and students mean everything to him. Making a name for himself would bring in more clients and allow him to hire help and take a day off every now and then. That’s if the disorganized woman running the show can get her act together.

As the series continues, it becomes clear that first impressions can be misleading: Maya wants her show to help the equestrian community, and Reid is a true horseman. Joining forces may be the best way to reach their goals. But could it also be the secret to both of them finding more than they dreamed of?

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Christmas Eves at Pine Mountain

A sweet, best friends to lovers, holiday novella.

Kelsey couldn’t be more excited about the Pine Mountain Christmas Eve party. It’s going to be her perfect chance to have a meaningful conversation with her long-time crush, Christian. But everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Luckily, her BFF Ryan is there to help.

Ryan holds the title of Kelsey’s bestie, but the idea of more tugs at him. If Kelsey could only see what he has to offer, would she feel the same?

When Kelsey’s Christmas Eve wish takes on a life of its own, she inexplicably wakes up on the morning of December 24th… again. And again, and again.

How long will Kelsey be stuck in this tinsel-fueled day before she sees what’s right in front of her? Can a little Christmas magic help her see who she should really be kissing under the mistletoe?

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Reviews for the Pine Mountain Horse Park Romances

5 stars - Loved it!

Unique, intriguing, inspiring & beautiful.

This was nicely written and totally an enjoyable read. Once a story leaves me feeling inspired, give me ideas and can thoroughly make me laugh and wish for more I can highly recommend it... Beautiful story with a wonderful message.

~ amazon reviewer on Second Chance at the Water Jump

5 stars

I love to read about characters---both female and male---who know what they want and work hard to get it despite obstacles getting in their way. I especially love all the horsy details in this book. Even though I'm not a horsy person, I loved the excitement of the show jumping and all the idiosyncrasies of the various horses. It is obvious that the author has great love for the sport and for the horses, just like her main characters.

Authentic equestrian details are a trademark of all Isla Ryder’s books, and this new one is no different. The perfect read for everyone who loves horses.
~ Cassia Hall - GoodReads reviewer on Hassling the Show Manager

4 stars

I really enjoyed this sweet love story!

The setting - at horse shows and around the barn - really pulled at my heartstrings! I've always loved horses, and liked the feeling of being around them as I read Second Chance at the Water Jump.

Both of the main characters have goals and aspirations, and watching their stories unfold separately and together kept me interested. Their conversations, via text and in real life, were cute and fun to read - they reminded me of what it's like to fall in love, and that is such a fun feeling. 

~Amazon reviewer on Second Chance at the Water Jump

5 stars

This book was a breath of fresh air. A really good story that involved horses and a relationship, versus a string of sex scenes with a bare bones story in between. Everyone likes different genres, but this story has something for everyone.

I will definitely be reading everything this author has to write! 

~ Jen W - amazon reviewer on Second Chance at the Water Jump

5 stars

I love how both these characters are not looking for love but find it in the end. These books are great as I don't know much about showing and jumping horses. In each book I learned so much more and I really enjoy these books because of that fact.
~ Danette Fowlie - GoodReads reviewer on Hassling the Show Manager

5 stars

This is a sweet and heartwarming romance. Evan is drool-worthy, and we all should be as awesome as Savannah. Add in a little horse show action and you’ve got this great weekend read. Bonus points for unconventional riders and horses, and men who prefer substance to silicon. 

~ V Babcock - amazon reviewer on Second Chance at the Water Jump

4 stars

This was a cute, sweet read with a nice balance of relationship to horse story. I loved that Tucker the horse was as much a character as the humans. As a horse person, I especially liked that the horse stuff was right. Thank you, dear author, for a horse girl who can administer her own Banamine! I only wished the author had gone a bit deeper with the story.
~Amazon reviewer on Second Chance at the Water Jump