NECK AND NECK
Bevarly's fun-filled, saucy story has spot-on timing and laugh-out-loud humor. Likable characters make it easy to cheer for everyone in this feel-good book. Just don't read it in a public place -- unless you're comfortable laughing alone!
Natalie Beckett is a party planner these days. Last year she owned a doggie daycare, and before that, another failed venture. Determined to make this business work, she needs a celebrity to attend her Kentucky Derby party. When she hears that billionaire video game creator Russell Mulholland is coming to town, Natalie makes it her mission to get him to her party. But first she has to get past his tall, dark and sexy bodyguard, Finn Guthrie.
Just because he's attracted to Natalie is no reason for Finn to trust her. Russell has secrets Finn needs to hide, and Natalie is getting too close for comfort. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Aug., 336 pp., $7.99)