cover image Kiss Me If You Can

Kiss Me If You Can

Carly Philips, Harlequin, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 9780373774548

In this entertaining and sexy romance, Sam Cooper becomes the city's most eligible bachelor after foiling a jewelry store robbery. Lexie Davis, however, is only interested in the ring Coop chose as his reward, for her grandmother Charlotte owns the matching necklace. But Davis's attitude changes when she meets Cooper and sparks fly, much to the excitement of Lexie's feisty grandma and her longtime friend Sylvia. As Coop and Lexie delve into the ring's dubious history, they realize that their attraction is more than skin deep: Coop understands Lexie's self-consciousness with her family and Lexie believes in Coop's writing dreams. While the pair cannot deny their passion and growing commitment, Lexie's wandering spirit and Coop's resistance to change leave them feeling cold. This fun and romantic summer read, while occasionally over the top, will please readers with its mischievous characters, red-hot passionate encounters, and spirited plot. (Aug.)