cover image Perfect for You: Sunshine Creek Vineyard, Book 2

Perfect for You: Sunshine Creek Vineyard, Book 2

Candis Terry. Avon, $7.99 mass market (368p) ISBN 978-0-06-247184-0

In Terry’s sweet, seductive second Sunshine Creek Vineyard novel (after A Better Man), a longtime smoldering attraction bursts into flames. Famously uptight financial executive Declan Kincade has always been intellectually aware that his extremely capable assistant, Brooke Hastings, is gorgeous, but ever since his brother referred to Brooke as “hot as hell,” Declan’s been feeling lust for her that even he can’t control. Brooke’s been longing for Declan for years, so she’s thrilled to see him finally showing some signs of interest. When he needs to travel from L.A. to Vancouver to take care of family business, she talks him into a shared 15-hour drive up the coast in a red convertible. Declan tries to keep things professional, but his repression and anxiety are no match for Brooke’s determination and effervescence, and readers will cheer her on—as Declan’s rambunctious siblings do—as she breaks out of her peacemaker persona to demand passion without compromise. Terry successfully links her novels without compromising their individuality, and readers can easily start the series here. Endearing, outspoken, quick-witted characters highlight this alluring, well-paced tale. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Feb.)