Walker’s heartwarming story is about a breast cancer survivor and her road to overcome doubts about herself and find the self-esteem she is lacking. That path takes some unusual turns in this über-sexy novel where Chaili and Marc mature both as individuals and together.
Chaili Bennett has loved internationally famous rock star Marc Archer since they were teens. He is unaware of her feelings as he turns from one relationship to another, including the use of his half-sister Shera’s high-end dating service — Escortè. When Marc comes to Shera needing a date for a big event, Chaili volunteers. Shera has Chaili sign a contract and take a fee for the evening despite Chaili’s misgivings. When the couple loses control and breaks the terms of the agreement, Marc discovers several things about himself and the woman who has haunted his dreams for years. (SAMHAIN, Jan., 232 pp., $14.00)