Couper uses an old theme to good advantage as she weaves a tale of a father discovering he has a son, one who mirrors him in so many ways. Add the combustible relationship between Nick and Lauren that heats up the pages, and it’s the formula for success.
Rock star Nick Blackthorne has a simple request for Lauren Robbins: be his “plus one” at a friend’s wedding. It throws their lives into turmoil. She’s blown away by one kiss, her life shattered just as it was when he walked away 15 years ago. They share a frantic sexual interlude, but Lauren’s life is different now; she harbors a secret she must keep from Nick at all costs. The consequences could be devastating. (SAMHAIN, Mar., 200 pp., $14.00)