cover image Only for You

Only for You

Beth Kery. Berkley, $16 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-0-425-26614-4

Kery’s third One Night of Passion contemporary (after Exposed to You) combines sizzling heat with a cozy vibe. Seth Hightower parlayed his Army intelligence disguise skills into a career as a top Hollywood makeup artist. When up-and-coming actress Gia Harris seeks refuge at a party, their chance encounter ignites into a night of sex as hot as it’s spontaneous. Two and a half years later, Gia’s career is skyrocketing. When she becomes a prosecution witness for the trial of a cult leader and a possible target for his followers, the district attorney asks Seth to keep her hidden. Seth doesn’t trust actresses, and Gia doesn’t appreciate his assumptions about her, but he reluctantly agrees, disguising her as a boy and spiriting her away to a forest retreat. But they can’t deny their chemistry as their refuge turns into an exploration of every kind of intimacy. Suspense-seeking readers will be disappointed, but those who relish domestic eroticism with a kinky yet tender trajectory will be satisfied. Agent: Robin Rue, Writer’s House. (Dec.)