Silhouette Special Edition, Sep 2008, $4.99
Formula Gold driver Demetri Lucas and country singer Elizabeth Innis meet due to a minor car accident when both are parking at the Preston-owned Quest Stables and she backs into his car. They are attracted to one another but he is wild while she is sedate so she reluctantly rejects his come-on.
However, he is unable brake his desire so he tries to persuade her to go for a fling. To get Elizabeth interested he offers her a wager that she cannot ignore. As they begin to fall in love, he knows he is betting on love, but the public through the media’s intrusiveness, watches their every move; leaving both relationship shy.
Elizabeth, who is related to the Prestons, and Demetri are a fascinating pairing of opposites though her to sleep or not to sleep with him may be her question but readers will tire of her lament and tell her get it on already. Still this is an interesting Thoroughbred Legacy tale, somewhat tangential to the overall theme of the series, as the lead couple fall in love but both fears the potential of permanent relationship.