First Past the Post
Bring togetherCombine aa self-determined daughter of New York’s High Society, a Duke with a penchant for thoroughbred race horses along withand strong women, a a race horse that a violent horse racing syndicate wants badly enough to steal himthat will stop at nothing to get what they want, with a story set in both New York and Great Britain in the time of Queen Victoria, and you have First Past The Post.
The story begins in New York with Eva McKenzie and her friend Lily at the horse auction in Sheepshead Bay. There she meets an interesting Duke whom she suspects of being a part of the syndicate. The DukeEva meets a mysterious Duke who sets her instincts alight in warning., on the other hand, The Duke conversely finds that Eva is one of the most stubborn, infuriating, and attractive women he’s ever metencountered. After a fire breaks out and a horse-napping occurs, she Eva trusts him the Duke even less and suspects him of being complicit with a rumoured Trans-Atlantic horse racing syndicate.
Eva and the Duke begrudgingly join forces and travel across the Atlantic Ocean only to find themselves in the crosshairs of the horse syndicate and two steps behind their every move. Through a Cunard journey across the Atlantic Ocean, to a devastating train wreck, to the upper class thoroughbred races, Tthis story is a romantic adventure is set with in the backdrop of Victorian England and its not-so-royal underbelly.
Follow the Duke of Wiltshire and Eva Chanler McKenzie through multipleacross continents, through high society drawing rooms, down dark alleys, and you will find yourself cheering them on while they search for the truth about the horse syndicate and their budding feelings for one another.
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