cover image Frosted Cowboy

Frosted Cowboy

Charlene Ross. Velvet Morning (, $10.99 e-book (268p) ISBN 978-0-692-53394-9

Ross’s romantic women’s fiction debut is a sweet, funny tale of a woman’s gradual self-discovery. Laney Delaney was content with her life in L.A. working as a wedding dress designer until she caught her fiancé, Kyle, cheating on her. Deciding to move on, Laney goes out with her friend Natalie and meets gorgeous Tom at a bar. Laney is powerfully attracted to Tom, but she’s not usually the wild type; she shocks herself when she sleeps with him not long after they meet. Tom has made it pretty clear that he is not interested in a relationship, but he’s a really nice guy, and he helps her get her fledgling T-shirt-design business off the ground after she’s fired from her job. Laney’s personal life gets more complicated when she metes Jake, a sexy firefighter, at a wedding. Laney is an appealing protagonist whose desire to succeed amid L.A.’s rich and famous is hampered by her own insecurities and search for true love. Readers will eagerly follow Laney’s humorous, yet touching, journey as she defines success and learns what’s really important in life. Agency: Lora Fountain Literary Agency. (Feb.)