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Beside Your Heart 2
Author: Mary Whitney
Pages: 206 pgs
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: November 5th 2013
Review Source: Publisher
Sixteen years is a long time to wait for your true love to reappear, and, anyway, Nicki Johnson couldn’t wait for the impossible to happen. Hard life lessons have taught her that fairy tales are children’s stories, and fate is cruel. Burying her hopes, she’s spent the last sixteen years focused and driven toward her career, and it’s landed her with a job at the White House with a gem of a boyfriend. But when her high school love, Adam Kincaid, walks into the White House as a BBC reporter, Nicki’s world is thrown into turmoil as she relives their past. Adam has come back for her, but has he arrived too late?
The first book in this series was all about how our main characters, Nicki Johnson and Adam Kincaid, first met. Which just so happened to be in high school, not long after Nicki's sister died in an accident. We get to watch the ups and downs of falling in love at seventeen and the reality of separation when Adam has to return to England at the end of their school year.
In this second book, these two characters are reunited after sixteen years. Mary didn't a wonderful job of showing the dynamics change in their relationship from high school to how they were as adults. The stress of jobs, their friends and significant others, even the bonus of technological advances all play a roll.
This also helped to show, at least in my opinion, the strength of their love and connection. Nicki and Adam seemed to have just the right moments together, with such ease and witty banter, they just worked. Bring in anyone and you could tell right off the bat that things just weren't the same.
My heart goes out to these two characters with all they have been through and I definitely want them to have their happily ever after. It looks like things might be headed in that direction, but with one more book to tie everything together, there's bound to be more drama and hurdles for these two lovebirds to conquer.
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About the Author
Even before she graduated from law school, Mary Whitney knew she wasn’t cut out to be a real lawyer. Drawn to politics, she’s spent her career as an organizer, lobbyist, and nonprofit executive. Nothing piques her interest more than a good political scandal or romance, and when she stumbled upon writing, she put the two together. A born Midwesterner, naturalized Texan, and transient resident of Washington, D.C., Mary now lives in Northern California with her two daughters and real lawyer husband.