RELEASE DATE: July 10th, 2014
BLURB: Too busy to date while he worked to put himself through school, Russell Bishop’s dedication finally pays off; he has a great job with Vantage Marketing. Stephen Parker, CFO of the marketing firm, has resigned himself to a life without a partner. For six months, they wanted each other but it isn’t until Russ slips on spilled coffee, and Stephen rushes to his rescue that they discover their attraction is mutual. However, the twenty year age gap between them proves difficult when they begin dating. Fiercely independent, Russ isn’t sure he’s ready for long-term commitment. Scarred from a previous relationship, Stephen is afraid history is repeating itself. Is there any way for them to meet in the middle and become equals?
I’m not normally persuaded by high ratings, but I must admit that I was intrigued enough to keep reminding myself to try this Author out. Then Equals literally landed on my lap and the decision was made for me. I have to say, that I was not disappointed in any way!
I really liked the way she wrote.
Stephen and Russ both work for the same company. They are aware of each other but have never acted upon it. That is until a little accident occurs. The slow build between the two, which comes across as very natural, was good and as a reader, I was quite happy at the pace the Author set.
There is a 20 year age gap between Stephen and Russ. Stephen being the elder of the two, knows that his feelings for Russ are true and strong, so things happen pretty fast, but yet again, I felt that this was a natural progression between the two.
Their biggest obstacle though was money. Stephen is now financially secure, whereas the younger Russ is still paying off his Student Loans which is slightly swamping him. For Stephen this is not a problem but Russ’s pride steps in and he finds it hard to accept help.
A stupid misunderstanding threatens to tear them apart but then Russ realises that being equal to someone doesn’t mean financial, it means equality between the two of them.
I must admit that I was a bit skeptical at first because of the age-gap – it’s all exciting at first, the age-gap doesn’t matter, then the realities of their ages can set in, but Stephen and Russ were a beautiful couple together and thanks to the Author, the story flowed beautifully.
Not only do I recommend this book, but the entire series as well.