HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Clap hands for the most riotous family to hail from Colorado’s snowy climes. The McPhersons are a battling, brawling, loving family of upwardly mobile Scots, with a successful business and tight family ties. When the only girl of the clan falls in love with the company’s biggest competition, it’s going to take a lot of love — and laughter — to keep their family together. Sharp, witty dialogue, a solid sense of humor and a dab hand at sizzling sex is going to push Lane far, if this is an example.
Always putting business first has landed Cassie McPherson at the top of her family’s construction company but without a date for the company Christmas party, so she hires an escort for the night. When a hunk with whiskey-colored eyes shows up, Cassie thinks she’s won the escort lottery. Of course, that doesn’t explain why she drinks a bit too much and winds up having sizzling sex with a virtual stranger. James Sutton is charming, hunky and not exactly the man Cassie thought he was. One night with Cassie is never going to be enough for the businessman who has fallen head over heels in love with the fiery McPherson. But how do you tell the woman you love that you’re the man her family hates? (FOREVER, Oct., 352 pp., $7.99)