This second of three back-to-back releases focuses on sister Nicole Keyes. Nothing about these sisters or their relationships is simple, and Mallery is in top-notch form as she takes troubled and stubborn individuals and portrays their emotional growth. Drama and trauma abound in this winner!
When one of Hawk's star players is kicked out of his foster home, Nicole steps in to help. Although she claims to not want a serious relationship, the deeper Nicole gets with Hawk, the more her heart gets involved. But Hawk, a widower with a teenage daughter, doesn't see the handwriting on the wall regarding his little girl. Is there any room in his house for a new relationship? (HQN, Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)