cover image How the Cowboy Was Won: Cupid, Texas, Book 6

How the Cowboy Was Won: Cupid, Texas, Book 6

Lori Wilde. Avon, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-246825-3

In Wilde’s capable sixth Cupid, Texas contemporary (after Million Dollar Cowboy), best friends decide whether they want to become lovers. Successful realtor Ember Alzate returned to Cupid, Tex., from San Antonio to get away from her ex-husband. When her best friend, Ranger Lockhart, comes back to Cupid after a year in New Zealand doing postdoctoral research, kindhearted meddler Ember decides to set him up with church secretary Fiona. But as Ember directs a local chamber of commerce film they’re starring in, she realizes she wants Ranger for herself. Amid matchmaking antics and the zany escapades of filming, Ember and Ranger discover that the sizzling attraction between them is difficult to ignore, but they hesitate to reveal their true feelings for fear of forever ruining their lifelong friendship. A cast of varied and richly developed characters fills the pages of this novel, which has plenty of twists and turns along the way to happiness. Agent: Jenny Bent, Bent Agency. (Mar.)