ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANGEL
Arend takes the “fake marriage” setup and adds a few twists in Rocky Mountain Angel. Hero Gabe is unable to say no to people, and Allison is keeping a secret from her mother. Add in some sexual tension left over from their days in school together, and it’s a potent combination ready to ignite — and that’s exactly what happens. Readers are going to root for this couple every step of the way when they aren’t fanning themselves during the steamy love scenes, or shedding a few tears along with the characters.
Allison Parker wants her mother to believe she’s coming home for a good reason. Gabe Coleman is trying to work around his angry father to make a go of his ranch. When Allison offers her expertise in organic farming in exchange for pretending they’re engaged, Gabe agrees — but sometimes doing a favor for a friend leads to wanting more than friendship. (SAMHAINPUBLISHING.COM, dl $5.50)