In the Reins

In the Reins Equestrian Romance Series Book 1

A city-girl-gone-country, a handsome cowboy and a horse meet by fate on a southern farm. She's looking for a fresh start and unexpectedly falls for the mysterious cowboy. But can a man with a deeply guarded secret open himself up to the wannabe cowgirl in the saddle next to him? Deeply romantic and suspenseful, In The Reins captures the struggle between letting life move forward and shying away from taking the reins. Passionate, captivating, and full of equine epiphanies, this is a love story sure to touch your inner cowgirl.


"If you love horse stories and are looking for a book to draw you into its pages and not let go until that last page is read, check out In the Reins - you won't be disappointed." - Feathered Quill Book Reviews

" ... if you’re tired of waiting around and hoping for some tall-dark-and-handsome mystery cowboy to jingle his spurs on into your barn (and, believe it or not, that was NOT intended to be a metaphor for anything), go ahead and pick up a copy of In the Reins to live out your fantasy in fiction." -​ Eileen Cody, Horse Nation Resident Book Reviewer 

"Get lost in a world of horses, cowboys, and second chances. I loved getting lost in Devon’s transformation as she faced her need for change head-on. She pursued her new life so tenaciously, in spite of uncertainty and doubt. What’s more, I loved the complexity of each of the characters, JD the reckless yet tender-hearted bull rider, McKennon the strong and intuitive cowboy, and Sophia, the matriarch and Devon’s confidant and guardian angel throughout the novel. I would recommend this to any equestrian who loves getting lost in a great story." - Alta Mira Horsemanship Equestrian Lifestyle Site

"In the Reins, a western book by Carly Kade ... was a great book and I was sad when it was over (and wanting to read the second book)." - Horses & Heels Equestrian Lifestyle Site
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About Carly Kade

Carly Kade is an award-winning equestrian author from Arizona. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle! She writes fiction about horses, horse shows, western pleasure and a handsome cowboy or two. Her books are for people just like her ... crazy about reading, horses and cute cowboys! Carly's novel inspired by the equestrian lifestyle is an EQUUS Film Festival Literary Award Winner for Best Western Fiction and has earned two Feathered Quill Book Awards in the Romance and Adult Book featuring Animals categories.

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