This month brings a real-life love story, hotties on ice, scorching revenge sex, and a search-and-rescue team that makes me want to lose myself.
Melting the Ice by Jaci Burton (Berkley Sensation, Feb 4) Any story involving a budding fashion designer and a hockey player has my name written all over it. It seems that Carolina had a thing for Drew back in college, but for him it was just “another slap shot.” Something tells me the tables are about to turn. Getting ready to read and find out.
Romance is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at Last by Patience Bloom (Penguin Group, February 6) Patience Bloom has been a romance editor at Harlequin for sixteen years. But for most of that time, her own love life couldn’t fill a cocktail napkin, never mind an entire novel. Until a message from a high school friend on Facebook sparks something that makes her believe a real-life HEA might be possible after all.
Deceptive Innocence, Part 2 by Kyra Davis (Pocket Books, February 13) Kyra Davis was one my radar for her Just One Night serial, and she returns with this erotic suspense trilogy. After reading the first book I’m hooked. It’s like the show Revenge, with a more relatable heroine and hotter sex.
The Widows Guide to Sex and Dating by Carole Radziwill (Henry Holt, February 11) The author is a real-life widow, once married to the Kennedy cousin Anthony Radziwill. Her first book, What Remains, is a memoir of their relationship and the summer JFK Jr’s plane crashed. It was devastating and beautiful. I’m hoping her new novel will somehow spin her personal tragedy into fiction gold.
High Seduction (Adrenaline Search and Rescue) by Vivian Arend (Berkley, February 4) I suspect this search-and-rescue team series will help us find exactly what we’re looking for when it comes to romantic adventure. It centers around Lifeline, an elite team specializing in high-risk rescue missions, including chopper pilot Erin Tate and paramedic Timothy Dextor. Unfailingly brave on their missions, neither are ready to risk falling in love.