A trio of glamorous romances await this month as two heiresses and a movie star find love.
★ Hero Wanted
A broken engagement leads to a unexpected love affair in Hero Wanted by veteran author Betina Krahn. In Victorian England, Lauren Alcott ends her betrothal to Rafe Townsend when he hesitates to rescue two women from drowning. Lauren saves them herself and decides she’s seen her affianced’s true colors. But their fathers, who hoped to merge their companies via this marriage, exhort them to try again, and they agree to more outings. From there, Lauren and Rafe truly get to know each other as they stumble into danger and find themselves teaming up to survive. This heated kisses-only story is fast-paced and delightful fun, grounded in authentic historical detail as Rafe learns to throw off society’s rules and applaud Lauren’s impulsive and daring nature.
The Way You Love Me
Readers get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a glamorous life in The Way You Love Me, the third installment of the Pure Talent series by Elle Wright. Paige Mills treasures her good-girl reputation as Black America’s sweetheart, but it’s been tarnished by an ugly divorce. Also tarnished is her relationship with her longtime talent agent, Andrew Weathers, who seems to have backed away when she needs him most. But then he tracks her down at her family’s lake house, hoping to reestablish trust . . . and maybe something more. Between the paparazzi, the tabloid stories and the interference of family and friends, Paige and Andrew wonder if taking their relationship to the next level is worth the stumbles and scrapes. Fans of hot contemporary romance will certainly think so, thanks to the smokin’ love scenes and the pair’s tender care for one another. Wright’s smooth, modern voice is eminently suited to this sophisticated story, making her larger-than-life characters feel like real people.
The Heiress Hunt
An unusual heroine stars in The Heiress Hunt by Joanna Shupe. Though Gilded Age heiress Maddie Webster wants to marry—and has an English duke on the brink of proposing—she’s just as committed to becoming a top U.S. tennis player. As she comes close to achieving both of her goals, an old friend enters the picture. Harrison Archer claims he needs help finding an heiress to wed, and Maddie volunteers to host festivities at her family’s lavish Newport “cottage” to aid in his pursuit. What Maddie doesn’t know, however, is that Harrison wants her as his bride—and he has another ulterior agenda as well. What follows is a look into the world of wealthy New Yorkers in the late 19th century: tennis, picnics and parties among people who judge a woman by the prestige of the match she makes. Maddie wants something deeper, but can she find it with the handsome and sexy Harrison, who is not the same boy she once knew? This is the first in a series about four rebellious sons of society families, but heroine Maddie still holds her own. Readers won’t forget her, the lushly detailed love scenes or the developing romance between two deserving characters.