Wolff’s second Sierra Falls novel pairs two witty, sardonic and vulnerable characters who are absolutely perfect for each other. Prepare to be charmed with the bucolic setting and completely entertained by the snappy narrative and tender love scenes.
Laura Bailey couldn’t wait to escape Sierra Falls and make it big in the city. Now she’s back, defeated, but given a chance to succeed by running the family lodge. The last thing she needs is the bane of her existence, Eddie Jessup, back in her life. He was the bad boy she grew up wanting and avoiding equally. Eddie has had the hots for Laura forever, but she can’t see the good man behind his bad boy past, especially now with their fight over Jessup Construction’s latest job. Everyone in town is watching the sparks fly between these two and wondering if the fire will burn bright or die out. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jan., 320 pp., $7.99)