party planner Natalie Beckett has one shot to make a go of
her fledgling business and to do so she has to make society
dame Clementine Hotchkissís Kentucky Derby Eve Fundraiser
Gala a phenomenal success. But in order to make
Clementineís party the talk of the town, Natalie needs to
convince reclusive billionaire Russell Mulholland to
attend. Thereís just one problem: a big, brawny,
devastatingly handsome roadblock in her way Ė Russellís head
of security, Finn Guthrie.
Finn has learned since childhood to trust no one, especially
not some party planner set on stalking his best friend. Sure, Natalie is
temptingly gorgeous, but Finn isnít about to let that
distract him from his job of protecting Russell and his son
Max. But Finnís determination to ignore Natalie is about to
be put to the test because Natalie will not be ignored.
Sparks fly in
this enchanting read by Elizabeth Bevarly. Neck &
Neck is fresh and fun with not one, but two romances
that are sure to captivate. The first is Finn and Natalieís
love story. Their romance is a delightful case of opposites
attract. It was entertaining watching the intractable Finn
fall for Natalie when he was absolutely against the idea.
The subplot of
Neck & Neck, however, captured my attention
even more than the main romance. From the very beginning of
the tale, Ms. Bevarly broke my heart with Russell, a widower
with a teenage son who has been in a downward spiral since
his wifeís death. I so wanted to see Russell find happiness
and was so happy to see him fall in love with Ginny Collins,
a single parent herself. Unlike Finn and Natalie who are
truly different from one another, Russell and Ginny are a
couple whom she perceives as opposites but are, in fact,
more similar than Ginny realizes. Ginny and Russellís
romance grabbed my heart and didnít let go, adding a great
depth of emotion to Neck & Neck.
humorous and heartwarming, Neck & Neck was a
wonderful, gripping read from beginning to end. This is the
first book Iíve read by Ms. Bevarly and it definitely wonít
be the last!