This first in the Whitfield Brides trilogy is sophisticated and sexy. Both families are instantly charming, and the love story is genuine, so thankfully we're not subjected to immature game-playing. These are adults who know what they want. Bring on the brides!

Wedding planner Tessa Whitfield opens the door of her Brooklyn brownstone to Micah Sanborn, and they're immediately plunged into darkness by a blackout. Together to discuss his sister's upcoming wedding, they get to know each other on an entirely different level while the lights are out. But both Micah and Tessa are happily single and have no desire to change their status. Will they discover that there's nothing to fear from wanting and, ultimately, loving each other? (Kimani/Arabesque, Jun., 296 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jacqui McGugins