Raphael Santiago has been watching Elena
Caulfield since she started working at Dalton Downs as stable
manager and head horse trainer. Elena is not like the
sophisticated and glamorous women Rafe is usually attracted
to, so his fascination with her surprises him. Rafeís
instincts tell him there is more to Elena than meets the eye
and his instincts are seldom wrong, so to get close to her he
asks Elena to give him riding lessons. Elena is concerned by
the interest Rafe is showing in her. She has a secret she
needs to keep hidden and she has to protect her horse at all
costs. Rafeís tenacity proves his instincts are once again
correct. Elena is in trouble. If he can gain her trust, he
might be able to help her but Elena is wary. Can she trust
her life and her heart to Rafe?
The chemistry between Rafe and Elena in
The Black Sheep and the Hidden Beauty is strong.
They are very much opposites but thatís what makes their
desire for each other all the more genuine and romantic. The
Unholy Trinity that Rafe is part of with his two close friends
is only vaguely explained. I assume that it is fully explained
in The Black Sheep and the Princess, book one of this
series. While learning a bit about horses, Rafe seduced
his way into my heart in The Black Sheep and the Hidden
Beauty. Itís a romantic, sexy and suspenseful story.