UNDER HER SKIN
One of the genre's brightest stars launches a new series in which parental love, or the lack thereof, is a major theme. As these reunited protagonists struggle emotionally, Mallery's characters are as vivid and real as always, which makes her stories emotionally satisfying. Don't miss out!
Everyone in Titanville, Texas, knows and fears Jed Titan, including Jed's three daughters, Lexie, Skye and Izzy, whom he has pitted against each other when it comes to control of his empire. Entrepreneur Lexie is in a serious bind. A mystery investor is suddenly calling in a $2 million loan, and she has less than a month to come up with the cash.
Former street tough turned millionaire businessman Cruz Rodrigues is back in town and determined to break into society. Overhearing Lexie's dilemma, he offers a solution: He'll give her the money if she'll pretend to be his fiancee. Lexie has never forgotten their one night of passion 10 years ago so, with few options, she agrees. Cruz also agrees to help Lexie unmask her mystery investor, whose actions feel like sabotage. Is someone after the Titan family? (HQN, May, 384 pp., $7.99)