cover image My Sweetest Escape

My Sweetest Escape

Chelsea M. Cameron. HQN, $11.95 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-0-373-77853-9

Cameron follows My Favorite Mistake with another take on the same formula: damaged coed meets equally damaged bad boy and finds steamy love. Only the names are changed. Eighteen-year-old Joscelyn Archer’s life takes a U-turn following a mysterious trauma. Dustin Sharp suffers a similar life-changing event. Now he’s committed to the straight and narrow, and to Jos. She’s been given a second chance to raise her GPA, but she has to transfer to the University of Maine, where she must endure the protective—and stifling—vigilance of older sister Renee. As she struggles with her personal demons, Dusty dogs her heels. If his chiseled good looks aren’t enough to seduce her, his smothering presence will cinch the deal. The biggest barrier? Who knows? Who cares? If it weren’t for Cameron’s catchy way with words, there would be little reason to keep turning pages. Agent: Kimberly Whalen, Trident Media Group. (Feb.)