Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 49.
- Review Date: 2008-08-04
- Reviewer: Staff
In this leisurely sequel to 2007’s No Holding Back, beautiful Rachel Garrison, manager of the Garrison family NASCAR racing team, struggles with mixed feelings about insufferably egotistical Parker Huntington, who owns a hotel chain, talks like a professor and serial-dates bikini models. He’s also the team’s sponsor, so Rachel has to work with him, patiently deflecting his advances despite her attraction to him. To make matters worse, someone is embezzling Garrison family funds, Rachel’s parents have just gone through a bitter divorce and her brother Cade’s fiancée, Isabel, is having second thoughts about the wedding. Rachel, swamped, finally gives in and asks for Parker’s help, and their troubles fade into the background as sparks fly at last. Rachel’s lively banter with Parker and Isabel keeps the pace from lagging too much, and racing takes a definite back seat to romance, giving readers a little more of the sizzle that was missing from the previous book. (Oct.)