cover image 10 Signs You Need to Grovel

10 Signs You Need to Grovel

Kelly Siskind. Montlake, $16.99 trade paper (340p) ISBN 978-1-66250-566-9

Siskind’s enticing second Bowers Boys romance (after 50 Ways to Win Back Your Lover) follows another of the Bowers brothers, Desmond, as he reintegrates into his old life after 10 years in the Witness Protection Program. Des, a law student when his father was discovered to be laundering money for a drug cartel and the family was forced into hiding, now finds work as a bartender in his hometown of Windfall, N.C. He’s convinced that his first love, Sadie Jones, has moved on in the years since he abandoned her without a word and hesitates to reach out—until he learns that while he was in hiding, she gave birth to their son, Max. Des is delighted to meet his smart, sensitive 10-year-old and works to rekindle his romance with Sadie—but just as the couple starts to dream about forever, an unexpected offer forces the fledgling family to make some tough decisions. Told entirely from Des’s point of view, this emotional second-chance romance delivers both a solid plot and a charming lineup of supporting characters. Readers will eagerly await their next visit to Windfall. (Jan.)