Hickville Confidential

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Published by: GPK Publication LLC
Release Date: November 21, 2023
Pages: 226
ISBN13: 979-8866069545


Three weeks after her longtime boyfriend dumps her, high school Senior and Queen Bee, Penny Wilson, declares she is over him and done with dating. But life without her ex is more difficult than simply repeating a few affirmations. A queen bee needs a king or she wobbles dangerously close to the edge of the popularity ladder. To make matters worse, Penny's dad announces he's hired Wrangler-wearing calf roper, Ty Jackson, to work on their English horse farm. Nevermind his curly blond hair and six-pack abs—he's a rodeo team bottom runger, and no way is Penny going to admit she knows him, let alone allow him into her social circle.

Then Ty convinces her he can teach her to connect more deeply with her horse and settle her nerves in the show arena. And as they work together, Penny discovers that while she might be riding better, being around Ty does nothing to settle her nerves.

Will a hush-hush relationship with Ty make matters worse with her dad? And what if her friends at school discover Ty is more than just a farmhand? Because between her show ambitions and her social status, Penny is walking a fine line—and the price is everything that matters to her most.

“This novella is a cute little YA read with likable characters and a fun setting that seemed to be spot on in the competitive horse world.”
– Carrie’s Book Reviews

“I usually stay away from books that involve horses having been round them most of my life I sometimes find stories about riding can be inaccurate but this book was fantastic, very well written and I truly enjoyed reading it.”
– Nikki, Lost in Sweet Words

“I thought that this would be just another YA romantic story. But then Penny starts to change and she starts to realize some things and she starts to grow and move away from her old self. Her metamorphosis was heartbreaking; her pain was palpable, so much that it made me cry, literally.”
– Night Owl YA Reviews