#Blogtour #BookReview A Horse Called Bicycle The Polo Diaries Book 2 by Roxana Valea @roxana_valea @rararesources

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What they say:

Roxy found love… but is it enough?

In the second installment of The Polo Diaries series, polo player Roxy goes back to Argentina a year after the events in Single in Buenos Aires, filled with dreams of settling down with the man she loves. This time, once again, Argentina is full of surprises and things are not what they appear to be. Or maybe they’re exactly what they’re meant to be, as a fortune-teller informs her.

Roxy takes a leap of faith and follows her dreams once again. She spends time at glamorous party venues in Buenos Aires and travels to the rough and wild pampas. Along the way, Roxy’s friends support and champion her quest for love, but when things get out of hand, Roxy realizes she needs to listen to her own inner voice and must make a hard choice. Two paths open in front of her, each one with far-reaching consequences. Which will she choose?

The Review: Oh my wordy word!! Yes, ’tis only two days since my rave on book 1 of this series and a) I’m still as certain of the calibre of the book, and b) I’m happy to inform you that I definitely recommend book 2, out later this month.

Here we see the aftermath of book 1, of the decisions she’s made as she arrives once more in the fantastic setting that is Argentina. I was very agreeable on the reason for her move, as in book 1 she had been so tunnel visioned on her intentions, but very quickly I was wincing, and telling her to get back to (to me) more important goals-those pertaining to Polo.

This book had me once again, the way of life in Argentina stole my heart, although I got to experience it to a slightly fuller degree in book 1. As well as this the everyday relationship issues were bang on, and then of course there were the horses, which conversely I felt we got to appreciate so much more here. I felt for Roxy so much, in particular when faced with calamity, and then with some home truths, and I read with, as they say, baited breath.

This book was another stunner that had me following along, tearing my hair out as to the final outcome for Roxy’s dreams and sealing me as a huge fan of Ms. Valea’s.

Thanks so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review and for letting me be part of the blog tour of this gorgeous series!


About the author


Roxana Valea was born in Romania and lived in Italy, Switzerland, England and Argentina beforesettling in Spain. She has a BA in journalism and an MBA degree. She spent more than twenty yearsin the business world as an entrepreneur, manager and management consultant working for topcompanies like Apple, eBay, and Sony. She is also a Reiki Master and shamanic energy medicinepractitioner. As an author, Roxana writes books inspired by real events. Her memoir Through Dust and Dreams is a faithful account of a trip she took at the age of twenty-eight across Africa by car in the company of two strangers she met over the internet. Her following book, Personal Power: Mindfulness Techniques for the Corporate World is a nonfiction book filled with personal anecdotes from her consulting years.

The Polo Diaries series is inspired by her experiences as a female polo player–traveling to Argentina, falling in love, and surviving the highs and lows of this dangerous sport. Roxana lives with her husband in Mallorca, Spain, where she writes, coaches, and does energy therapies, but her first passion remains writing.

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