Tillbridge Stables Series by Nina Crespo Scavenger Hunt Hint 7 & Giveaway with Pine Enshrined Reviews and Rockstar Book Tours.

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the TILLBRIDGE STABLES SCAVENGER HUNT by Nina Crespo Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post to find the secret word (it’s purple) and make sure to enter the giveaway! Make sure to follow the tour schedule at the bottom of this post for all the stops! Each word you enter is another entry for the giveaway!

About the Books:

A sweet charade takes an unexpected turn!

Dearly beloved, we are (not) gathered together…

Maid of honor Zurie Tillbridge has been working secretly with best man Mace Calderone to plan her cousin Tristan’s wedding to a well-known actress. To keep their wedding plans from leaking to the press, Zurie and Mace must pretend they are the ones getting married. Cake tasting and flower arranging seem like harmless fun…until wary workaholic Zurie realizes she’s feeling something real for her fake fiancé…  

Tillbridge Stables #3
by Nina Crespo
Pub. Date: Paperback: January 26, 2021. eBook: February 1, 2021
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Genre: Multicultural, Romance, Western
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 288
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Grab the paperback on January 26th before the eBook! It’s only $4.99!

When good things come in bad-boy packages.

She vows to find the right kind of guy but a tempting stranger challenges everything…

“Bad Choices” should have been Rina Tillbridge’s middle name and it’s time to turn over a new leaf. But when stuntman Scott Halsey struts onto her property for his latest film, her impulsive alter ego threatens to make a comeback. The quintessential thrill-seeking stuntman has no designs on commitment. So why are all his red flags igniting white-hot passion…and inspiring dreams of a Hollywood ending?

Tillbridge Stables #2
by Nina Crespo
Pub. Date:  October 1, 2020
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 207
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He’s discovered his leading lady.

The role of her dreams: in his arms. 

Chloe Daniels is determined to land the role of a lifetime. Even if she’s terrified to get on a horse! And the last thing her reluctant teacher, Tristan Tillbridge, wants is to entertain a pampered actress. But the enigmatic cowboy soon discovers that Chloe is as genuine as she is gorgeous, and he’s determined to make her his. Will this unlikely pair discover that the sparks between them are anything but an act?


Smooth pacing, likable characters (along with Chloe and Tristan, there is Rina and Mace), and a compelling plot make THE COWBOY’S CLAIM a solid read.”

Romance In Color
I loved these two together. I cannot wait to read more in this series!”

Crystal, Goodreads
“If you love a series about tight-knit families, family-run businesses with lots of drama, and an opposites attract type of romance, you’ll love this new series by Nina Crespo!”

Katie, Goodreads
“Watching the budding romance that happened in this story was that perfect combination of the slow burn and steaminessyou could equate with a romance that will keep you reading…” Danaburk, BookBub

Tillbridge Stables #1
by Nina Crespo
Pub. Date: February 1, 2021
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 209
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(Find the Secret word!!)

Philippa turned to her. “We’ve been staying on top of cleaning dishes, but as you can see, we’re behind on the pots and pans. 

You’ll want to get a jump on them before more dishes come in. I have plastic aprons in my office.” 

Like a new foreign language she had to translate, seconds passed before Chloe caught on to what Philippa meant. “You want me to scrub pots and wash dishes?” 

“For now.” 

Chloe remained at a loss for words. Well , she had mentioned having back of the house experience. If she reneged on her offer now, she’d seem insincere, and undoubtedly, Tristan would hear what happened and gloat about it, one arrogantly spaced out word at a time. 

“Okay then.” Chloe resisted glancing at her recently manicured nails. “I should get started.” 

Her Sweet Temptation
Chapter One

Zafrina Tillbridge drove over one of the many bumps on the vacant tree-lined road. As the bronze SUV shimmied and bounced, an image sprang up in her mind of the perfectly flaky crusts on the apple, peach and blueberry pies stowed in the rear of the vehicle crumbling to bits. Taking the two-lane shortcut that morning as a faster way to Tillbridge Horse Stable and Guesthouse was the worst idea of her entire week. And it was just Monday. 

A couple of months ago, the location scouts for the sci-fi Western movie, Shadow Valley,   that was currently being filmed at Tillbridge had stopped by Brewed Haven, the cafe she owned in Bolan, and fallen in love with her pies. The film’s production company had offered her a month-to-month catering contract, and she’d agreed to provide desserts once a week during lunch for the cast and crew of the film. 

Zafrina hit another dip in the road and her inner perfectionist wailed. This can’t be happening.  Her first delivery for the contract, and instead of masterpieces, she was potentially delivering a mess. 

The car system’s ringtone came through the speakers and she glanced at the screen. It was her best friend, Philippa, the chef of Pasture Lane Restaurant and the manager of the guesthouse at Tillbridge. The restaurant was providing a special lunch for the cast and crew to celebrate the kickoff week for the filming of the movie. 

She was supposed to meet Philippa where they were setting up to serve the food at noon. 

She clicked the answer button on her steering wheel. “Hi, Philippa.” 

“Hey, wh—are—?” The rest of what Philippa said was even more distorted by interference. 

“What did you say? You’re not coming in clearly.” 

More garbled words came through then the line went dead. 

It had sounded like Philippa was asking, “Where are you?” or maybe it was, “Why aren’t you here yet?” Either question wasn’t a good one. The buffet was probably set and ready to go…minus her desserts. 

Finally, Zafrina reached the intersection to the empty main road. 

Just a couple of more miles and she’d arrive at the stable. 

A red truck came out of nowhere and blew past from the left. 

Zafrina gripped the steering wheel and jammed her foot on the brake. Hot-and-cold prickles of alarm and relief rained over her, and the jeans and lemon yellow T-shirt she wore suddenly became too warm and not warm enough at the same time. 

An elusive memory of a curved road she couldn’t place started to slip into her thoughts. No.  The car was gone, and she was okay. She needed to get to Tillbridge. Taking in a long, slow breath and releasing an even longer exhale,   she eased down on the accelerator and turned right. 

Farther down the road, she passed by a gently sloping fenced-in pasture, and she opened the driver-side window breathing in the earthy scents of rich earth and lush green grass warmed by the sun, and horses. Echoes of the past filled with happiness, perseverance, and triumph filmed her mind. Even though she didn’t live on the property anymore, Tillbridge would always be home. 

Uniformed guards controlled access to the paved parking lot behind the large horse stable. 

Still not used to the increased security on the property because of the film production, Rina dug through the center console for her VIP

badge. After parking in one of the few vacant spaces, she grabbed her things from the front passenger seat and got out. As she put on the purple apron printed with the cafe’s name and logo of hearts winding up like steam from a coffee cup, a summer breeze blew through her black braids secured by a yellow band. 

Chestnut, sable and gray horses roamed around the paddock on the far right adjoining the sandstone-colored stable that had a navy roof and trim. 

The lunch buffet was supposed to be set up near the picnic tables in the outdoor seating area yards down from the building. Where were the white tents and the lime-green van from Pasture Lane? 

She called Philippa who answered on the second ring. “Hey, Rina.” Like most of Zafrina’s friends and family, Philippa used the shortened version of her name. 

“Where are you?” 

“And hello to you too,” Philippa replied. A faint southern lilt wove through her words. 

“Sorry.” Rina closed her eyes a moment. “I’m having a crazy day. 

Aren’t we supposed to set up in the picnic area by the stables?” 

“There was a change of plans and they’re running late. That’s why I was calling you earlier. When I couldn’t get through, I sent you a text.” 

Messages chimed in and Rina glanced at the notifications on her phone. One text was from Philippa about the changes. The other was from Darby, who was working a split shift at the cafe, leaving for the afternoon and returning later that evening: Right sink in the ladies’ room starting to drip. Need more bulbs—the light in the storeroom is flickering again. A guy stopped by and filled out an application. It’s on your desk. 

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing.

Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.

Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

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