cover image Must Love Babies

Must Love Babies

Lynnette Austin. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (416p) ISBN 978-1-4926-5155-0

Austin’s passionate first Bachelors and Babies contemporary delivers sizzling romance between a vintage car restoration specialist and the owner of a bridal boutique. Hardworking Molly Stiles is determined that nothing will interfere with her plans for the success of her bridal boutique in the friendly town of Misty Bottoms, Ga. Brant Wylder visits Misty Bottoms to attend a wedding and scout for a location for the vintage car restoration shop he runs with his brothers. Sparks fly between Molly and Brant from their first meeting, but the believable, sexy romance between them is complicated by Molly’s reluctance to commit to a relationship. When Brant’s sister is hospitalized after a DUI, he takes in his young nephew, Jax, and together they win Molly’s heart. The charm of small-town Southern life and its amiable residents add appeal to this novel. The bachelor and the boutique owner have powerful chemistry that makes this a winning page-turner. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, Seymour Agency. (June)