cover image The Price of Love

The Price of Love

Maggi Craft. Swift Eleven, $14.99 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-0-692-30143-2

Debut author Craft delivers a well-written, angsty new adult contemporary with an imperfect, lovable heroine. Med student Arden Simms heads to Paris to vacation with her flighty, self-absorbed model sister, Kenedy, but when she gets to the City of Light, her sister is nowhere to be found. Enter Slayde Price, Kenedy’s fellow model and ex-boyfriend, on whom Arden has long had a crush. Passion escalates so quickly that it frightens Arden, and after some devastating news, she does what she does best: she runs away. Slayde follows her to Los Angeles, but as his fame rises after he nabs a key movie role, the pressures of Tinseltown begin to wear on both of them. While Arden’s insecurities are a bit hard to fathom, her vulnerability adds strength to her character, and Slayde’s perfection will have readers hoping for a Slayde of their own. Several appealing secondary characters are slated to star in future series installments. (Feb.)