cover image Under the Lights

Under the Lights

Shannon Stacey. Jove, $7.99 mass market (304p) ISBN 978-0-515-15584-6

Stacey (Falling for Max) serves up smalltown romance with a dash of heat to launch her Boys of Fall series. Chase Sanders has lost a lot, including his company and his two-timing fiancée. Long ago, a football coach helped Chase through a rough adolescence; that coach’s daughter, police officer Kelly McDonnell, calls Chase up and invites him home to tiny Stewart Mills, N.H. The football team is suffering from budget cuts, and Kelly and her friends think Chase can help them save it. When Chase blows through a stop sign on his way into town, Officer McDonnell gives him a warning—and he immediately falls for her. Kelly’s had a crush on Chase since high school, and now that she’s finally done with a messy divorce, she’s determined to reconnect with Chase. Stacey puts a clever twist on their happy ending. This charming tale is a feel-good read that will have readers eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series. Agent: Kim Whalen, Trident Media Group. (June)