cover image Secret Crush Seduction

Secret Crush Seduction

Jayci Lee. Harlequin Desire, $5.25 mass market (224p) ISBN 978-1-33520-935-1

A childhood crush leads to a scorching love story in Lee’s sultry second Heirs of Hansol romance (after Temporary Wife Temptation). Adelaide Song is determined to prove to her grandmother that she’s not “a spoiled, good-for-nothing heiress,” but rather an independent woman capable of running the family’s business empire, Hansol Corporation. Michael Reynolds, an old family friend and Adelaide’s unrequited first love, suggests that she demonstrate her abilities by organizing a charity event on behalf of the company. Adelaide agrees, eager to convince her family that she is no longer the wild, irresponsible girl they think she is—and keen on the opportunity to get closer to Michael, who will run PR for the event. Little does she know that Michael has long returned her feelings, but worries his inability to have children means he’ll never be accepted by her family, who expect Adelaide to continue their legacy. But working closely together, neither can ignore the sparks flying between them. Lee crafts an electric will-they-or-won’t-they between two well-developed characters who come together as a convincing and passionate couple. Readers won’t want to put down this sexy slow burn romance. Agent: Sarah Younger, Nancy Yost Literary. (Sept.)