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Love's Hurdles [Kindle Edition]

Emma Lee Potter
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mimi Carter is the youngest member of the British showjumping team for London 2012.

Fiercely competitive and a brilliant rider, she’s desperate to win an Olympic gold medal in front of her home crowd.

But as injury threatens and an enigmatic old flame arrives back on the show jumping circuit, can she put her feelings to one side and realise her dream?

And can she win her man and a gold medal for her country - all in the same day?

This sparkling romantic novella mixes love, horses and the Olympic Games to create a story that is moving, funny and inspiring - and is sure to keep you hooked until the very last word.

It is perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jane Green and Jilly Cooper.

'Love's Hurdle's' was originally published as 'Olympic Flames'.

Emma Lee-Potter is a novelist and journalist. She has written three novels, Hard Copy, Moving On and Taking Sides, and is the author of House With No Name, a blog about life, books, teenagers and France.

Her books have been widely praised.

'A pacy expose… tightly written, with snappy dialogue,’ Daily Mail

‘fast and furious,’ Daily Mirror

‘Couldn’t put it down’ Best

‘If you enjoy pace, dialogue and a glimpse of life behind the headlines, you’ll love this’ Belfast Telegraph

‘An authentic witty insight into life behind the headlines’ - Books Magazine

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading publisher of digital books.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 345 KB
  • Print Length: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (11 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082M9B2Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #184,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Emma Lee-Potter spent ten years working as a hard news reporter for the Evening Standard, Sunday Express and Today before becoming a freelance journalist, book reviewer and novelist. She was a judge for the Costa First Novel Award in 2011.

She has written three novels for grown-ups - Hard Copy, Moving On and Taking Sides - and five romantic novellas, Olympic Flames, School Ties, White Christmas, Lessons in Love and Beach Combing. Her children's book, The Rise and Shine Saturday Show, was longlisted for The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction award in 2015.

Her first three novels, Hard Copy, Moving On and Taking Sides, are all available as ebooks on Amazon.

Emma has two children and spends her spare time daydreaming about escaping to the south of France.

Read Emma's award-winning blog on life, books, films, teenagers and France at or follow her on Twitter @EmmaLeePotter.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A short, very relevant romantic story 10 Aug. 2012
By Rachel
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Perfect for chick-lit lovers, Lee-Potter's `Olympic Flames' is a short but enjoyable story focusing on a romance between two Olympic competitors. As the main characters are well developed and the description is so well formed, you may feel as though you could be watching this story unfold on the big screen. A unique and heart-warming story showing a fresh perspective of the games, perfect for book lovers that want to connect with the London Olympics in their own way.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, short, lighthearted read 5 July 2012
By gj
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a good , short, lighthearted read. Perfect for getting you in the mood for the Olympics. If you like Jilly Cooper you will like this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and fast moving read 23 May 2012
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This is a fun and fast moving read with a touching love story at the heart of it. I wasn't particularly interested in the olympics till now but it has definitely sparked my interest and I will be looking out for the show jumping
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance at the Olympics 13 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
With the Olympics looming it's easy to imagine that with so many sportsmen and women in one area romance may blossom. This novella is a lovely exploration of that, however will Olympic stress, intense competition and strict rules cause true love or just broken hearts? A fun and well written page turner, it's a perfect book to add a human and vulnerable side to sportsmen and women.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor even for light reading 1 July 2013
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I thought this might be entertaining but it asn't even that. Prdeictable. Poor thin story line. At least it was free.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Obvious story line 11 Mar. 2013
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I was quite looking forward to this book, but was a bit disappointed unfortunately. The book had the potential to be a really good story, as short as it is, but the story was too obvious and clichéd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy memories 7 Feb. 2013
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The Olympics are now history but when I read this I was right back there, on the edge on my seat willing the horses over the fences, groaning when the poles fell and cheering when the medals came home. Emma captures the atmosphere perfectly and I galloped though this book. I reckon Ms Lee-Potter scored a perfect clear round with this one. I can wait to read the others in her stable
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time
What a, thankfully,short waste of reading time. Can't even bring myself to give 1 star. Predictable, boring and in my opinion as a reader, badly written!. Read more
Published on 10 Jan. 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read during London 2012.
Olympic Flames is appealing because it is filled with all the things that make a feel-good story; romance, sporting victory, national pride. Read more
Published on 14 Aug. 2012 by LyndsayA
3.0 out of 5 stars A short story by a length!
What better way to start the fever of the Olympics by reading a story using the Olympics, London, the athletes village and the much sought after gold medal as background and plot. Read more
Published on 15 July 2012 by Jo D'Arcy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for getting into the Olympic spirit...
The heart-warming story of a young equestrian competitor at the London 2012 games as she fights for a medal. Read more
Published on 17 Jun. 2012 by Natalie
5.0 out of 5 stars A gold medal for Olympic Flames
A very topical and original story set in the London Olympic village which creates a vivid and realistic picture of the competitors' lives both in and outside the most important... Read more
Published on 11 Jun. 2012 by Antonia
2.0 out of 5 stars Mercifully short
I really looked forward to reading this book, however, I found it dull and rather boring. The outcome was very predictable - no surprises and it left me feeling as if I shouldn't... Read more
Published on 24 May 2012 by Poppy Poole
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Entertaining and enjoyable. As it is a novella you don't feel too guilty reading it during the day as it doesn't take all day to read. Read more
Published on 15 May 2012 by LizCF
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