After nearly 20 books, Carr knows her readers and Virgin River — that is both good and bad. The latest book is a page-turner, until predictability sets in along with a lightning-fast change of heart by the heroine. Still, for comfy, cozy reads with zing, Carr takes the prize … again and again.
On her way to Virgin River, Katie, a mother of twin boys, accepts help with her flat tire from a motorcycle “gang.” They are on their way to Virgin River too, including Dylan, a former child star who says commitment-phobia is in his DNA. When the two meet again in town, it isn’t long before they give in to their simmering sexual attraction. They both agree that they’re just having a “fling,” but that doesn’t stop Katie and Dylan from falling in love — even though he won’t admit his feeling until it’s almost too late. It will take his all-out assault on Katie’s heart and his commitment to her children to get him back into her life. (MIRA, Mar., 384 pp., $7.99)