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TILLBRIDGE STABLES series (by Nina Crespo) Scavenger Hunt Stop!


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:

Title: THE COWGIRL’S SURPRISE MATCH (Tillbridge Stables #3)

Author: Nina Crespo

Pub. Date: Paperback: January 26, 2021. eBook: February 1, 2021

Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 288

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo, TBD, Google Play,

Free preview:

Grab the paperback on January 26th before the eBook! It’s only $4.99!

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…  


Title: HER SWEET TEMPTATION (Tillbridge Stables #2)

Author: Nina Crespo

Pub. Date:  October 1, 2020

Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 207

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo, TBD, Google Play,

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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?


“Rina and Scott’s slow burn romance is emotional, lighthearted, cute, is very entertaining and addictively different.” Shaka, BookBub

“Fun flirty and super cute.” Joelle, Goodreads

If you need an escape, a distraction or if you want to have a good time, pick this romance between a cafe owner/baker and a movie stuntman.” Aly, Goodreads



Title: THE COWBOY’S CLAIM (Tillbridge Stables #1)

Author: Nina Crespo

Pub. Date: February 1, 2021

Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 209

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo, TBD, Google Play,

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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 steaminess you could equate with a romance that will keep you reading…” Danaburk, BookBub


Keep your eyes peeled…it’s coming! 🙂

He removed his sunglasses and the force of his gaze pinned her to the seat. “First, my schedule is already packed without adding more to it. Second, the stable is busy in general so it’s not the best time to have someone tagging along, and third, what we do here isn’t acting. We work hard. The only way you can learn about this place is actual y digging in and sweating through the day-to-day, not rolling over the surface and acting the part for entertainment.”

“Hold on a minute. I know how to work hard, and yes, acting is about entertainment, but that doesn’t mean that the role I’m auditioning for isn’t important for people to see.”

“What part is it?”

A based-on-real-life scientist who studied the effects of climate changes on animals in an effort to save them from extinction. She actual y had tried out for that part a few weeks ago, but just like with the Drippy Dry commercial, she hadn’t gotten that one either.

If she told him that was the part she was auditioning for now, he might see her in a different light—but lying would mean she felt the need to justify herself and her choice of roles. She didn’t. Using her imagination to create enjoyment for people by transporting them into a different world was nothing to be ashamed of.

Chloe looked directly into his eyes. “The friend of a supernatural horse whisperer who owns a horse farm.”

He put his sunglasses back on and muttered. “That figures.”

A held-back suggestion of where to put his “that figures” almost set her mouth on fire, but she had better things to do than argue.

She got out of the golf cart. “When and where should I meet you?”

“Philippa Gale is the manager and chef for the guesthouse. You’re meeting her here at ten o’clock.”

“I’m supposed to be shadowing you.”

“I have to sort out my schedule first. I’l get back to you. I’ve got people waiting for me. There’s a new horse coming in, and I’m late. I have to go.” Tristan released the brake on the golf cart and sped off.

Sort out his schedule? She wasn’t going to just sit on her butt waiting around for him to decide when he’d get back to her. Like she’d told him earlier, she was fine on her own.

She hauled her purple suitcase and carry-on bag out of the trunk of her car, then wheeled them up the side ramp to the covered white-pillared porch.

A soft breeze swayed green rocking chairs in front of windows framed by green shutters. In the distance, at the bottom of a gently sloping grassy incline, horses grazed in a fenced-in pasture.

Seconds passed before she registered why she’d paused and drawn in such a deep breath. The clean, fresh air was devoid of exhaust fumes. And the view was stunning.

She walked through the double-door entry into a dark, wood-floored modern space boasting just enough country living accents.

Gold framed paintings of horses running and grazing in rolling fields and near mountains hung on white walls.

Chloe continued straight ahead past a seating area with two navy couches surrounding a stained natural wood coffee table to the reception counter.

The slim brunette standing behind it wearing a navy blouse with the stable’s logo smiled. “Hello. Welcome to Tillbridge.”

The woman checked Chloe in and gave her a key card. On a map featuring the twenty-room guesthouse, she pointed out the adjoining Pasture Lane Restaurant along with the guest cottages on the property, the stable and the general area.

Chloe folded the map and stuck it in her purse. “Can you tell me where I can find Philippa Gale? I’m supposed to meet her in a half hour.”

“Try the restaurant. One of the staff will be able to tell you where she is.”

“Thank you.”

Upstairs in her room, Chloe stripped off her red boots in the mahogany-floored entryway and left them by the door.

The smell from her boot diminished in the light scent of pine polish used on the wood furniture in the room.

She put her purse and carry-on bag on top of the dresser to her left. Then she placed her suitcase on the padded bench to the right that was sitting at the foot of the queen-size bed with a blue quilted headboard and covered with a sumptuous cream comforter. Another beautiful view pulled her to the side window.

A green lawn extended from the side of the guesthouse to the tree line where the beginning of a paved trail was visible. Where did it lead? To a pasture or another scenic spot? She’d have to explore where later.

Holland believed the outdoors stimulated creativity. In fact, she had sent the actors for the snowbound blizzard drama she’d directed to live in the wilds of Alaska for a month so they could acclimate to how the area could affect the characters they’d played. The snowmageddon film, as it was often called, had received multiple accolades, and the lead actress had won an award for her performance.

Sure, the part she was auditioning for wasn’t the lead, but if she was great, which she would be, it would move her from mediocracy to prominence as an actress. And possibly open the door to an even larger future—becoming a director and someday a producer.

When it came to women she admired who were working behind the camera, Holland Ainsley was her shero. The films she directed were graceful y unfolding stories that featured breathtaking visuals, and unflinching performances that were thought-provoking. Holland was also known for not being afraid to fight for her vision or for more opportunities for women to direct and produce in Hollywood.

If she made Holland aware of her interest, Holland might consider talking with her and provide guidance of how she could move ahead.

But none of that would happen if she didn’t get over her apprehension around horses and nail winning the part.


About Nina:

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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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, INTERNATIONAL.

1 winner will receive  a signed print copy of a book from the Tillbridge Stables series (reader’s choice), US Only.

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Scavenger Hunt Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Rockstar Book Tours

Kickoff Post/Scavenger Hunt Clue 1


Lisa Loves Literature

Scavenger Hunt Clue 2



Scavenger Hunt Clue 3


A Dream Within A Dream

Scavenger Hunt Clue 4


Becky on Books

Scavenger Hunt Clue 5


Pass Me That Book

Scavenger Hunt Clue 6


Pine Enshrined Reviews

Scavenger Hunt Clue 7


The Obsessed Reader

Scavenger Hunt Clue 8


Books A-Brewin’

Scavenger Hunt Clue 9


Fire and Ice

Scavenger Hunt Clue 10

Week Two:


Two Chicks on Books

Scavenger Hunt Clue 11


Wonder Struck

Scavenger Hunt Clue 12


Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Scavenger Hunt Clue 13


The Momma Spot

Scavenger Hunt Clue 14


Jaime’s World

Scavenger Hunt Clue 15


The Phantom Paragrapher

Scavenger Hunt Clue 16


Three gals and plenty of books

Scavenger Hunt Clue 17


Westveil Publishing

Scavenger Hunt Clue 18


Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Scavenger Hunt Clue 19


I’m Shelf-ish

Scavenger Hunt Clue 20

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