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Jay Crownover. Forever, $7.99 mass market (304p) ISBN 978-1-5387-4638-7

Crownover takes her contemporary western series to dizzying new heights as the last single Lawton sibling finds love in this gripping third Loveless, Texas romance (following Unforgiven). Dr. Presley Baskin, the secret love child of crooked sheriff Conrad Lawton, is instantly embraced by her fiercely loyal half-siblings as the newest member of the Lawton clan. But Presley chooses to shut them out for their own safety; her deranged former friend, Ashby Grant, has been targeting Presley for years—and now Presley has reason to believe that Ashby had a hand in her mother’s death after a long illness. When Presley patches up biker Palmer “Shot” Caldwell’s gunshot wounds, she finds herself with a group of unasked-for bodyguards: the Sons of Sorrow motorcycle club. Shot is determined to repay Presley for saving his life—and he can’t say he minds keeping an eye on the beautiful doctor. When Presley enlists Shot’s help to bring Ashby to justice, he happily obliges, and the pair’s chemistry soon becomes too intense to deny. The Lawton siblings are as charming as ever, and Presley and Shot’s opposites attract dynamic makes for a passionate, unyielding union. Crownover ends this series with guns blazing. Agent: Stacey Donaghy, Donaghy Literary. (Nov.)