"A winning read"
While dining with her younger sister in Miami Beach,
librarian Serena Childs sees her former boyfriend Cecil
Montford leisurely eating in the same establishment.
Serena is very upset to see the lowlife who left town with
her savings and a family heirloom necklace. Serena walks
up to Cecil, slaps him in the face while yelling at him.
She regally leaves before Cecil can say anything.
Wondering what crap Cecil caused this time, his
identical twin brother Darrell is cleaning up the mess, as
he wearily always does. Thinking he is Cecil, Serena gets
a cop who through a series of events arrests Darrell for
assaulting a police officer. The next morning with his
identity cleared up, Darrell is released. Serena realizes
that the Orlando bed and breakfast owner is her only hope
to regain her ancestor's necklace. As he tries to flee
from the dingbat and she tries to cling to her only "clue",
they fall in love, but Cecil remains an obstacle between
Serena and Darrell.
Though the use of a mistaken identity twin has become
somewhat trite, Kayla Perrin invigorates the concept in SAY
YOU NEED ME through the interactions of her wonderful lead
characters. Darrell is a compassionate role model and
Serena is a bewitching ball of energy. Though his leaving
the wallet in the restaurant seems unnecessary, fans of a
dynamic relationship romp filled with humor yet with a
serious tough love perspective will say they need to read
Ms. Perrin's warm romance.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2002