cover image A Wedding for Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel

A Wedding for Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel

Lori Wilde. Avon, $7.99 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-231145-0

Wilde’s latest Twilight, Texas contemporary (after I’ll Be Home for Christmas) shows that even the most confirmed loner can change his ways because of love. Katie Cheek is glad that Gabi Preston agreed to swap houses during the days before Christmas so that Katie could experience life in L.A. while Gabi stayed in Katie’s small hometown of Twilight. But Katie is shocked when she is tackled by security guard Ryder Southerland at a charity event after he mistakes her for the woman stalking the country star he has been hired to protect. Katie hasn’t seen Ryder in 12 years and is still embarrassed by the high school crush she had on him. After Ryder notices that Katie is no longer a gawky teenager, they spend one fabulous night together. One year later when they are both back in Twilight, a relationship begins to develop out of that night of passion. This mix of classic setups—tough guy/good gal and reunited childhood sweethearts—is made complete by Wilde’s skill with character development, sizzling sex scenes, and plenty of romantic angst. (Oct.)