This delightful contemporary romance will warm up a cold winter’s day. The characters that fill these pages are all memorable, the romance is touching and realistic and the love scenes are hot enough to melt snow — and your heart.
A failed marriage and bad economy brings Marissa Bennett home to Hopeful, Ohio, for a job in the local library. The last thing she expects when she arrives is to see her first lover — even worse, he doesn’t recognize her. Conner Doyle fled to Hopeful to lick his wounds after being a cop in Chicago. As sheriff in this bucolic town he’s coping with his dark past. The last thing he needs is a sexy librarian that he knew in the biblical sense, but that’s just what he’s got. Thrown together for a community project, these two past lovers realize that the attraction from their past is still there, but they come with baggage now. Are they brave enough to try for a future together? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jan., 304 pp., $7.99)