cover image Wrecked


Shiloh Walker. Berkley Sensation, $7.99 mass market (320p) ISBN 978-0-425-26445-4

Former Hollywood child stars trade friendship for romance in paranormal and romantic suspense author Walker’s first sweet contemporary. Former actress Abigale Applegate, dumped by her fiancé shortly before the wedding, devises a plan to wreck her life, including having “a torrid affair with a hot guy.” Her best friend and former co-star, Zach Barnes, has been in love with Abby for years; when he discovers Abby’s plan, he decides he’ll be the guy in question. Zach’s devotion to Abby only enhances the blazing passion with which he approaches their affair, and the sexy surprises—little gifts, sexting, a romantic weekend getaway—send their comfortable relationship into uncharted (and utterly hot) territory. While the stumbling blocks the two put in their own way can be frustrating, the end result is delightful. Walker (If You Know Him) ably demonstrates her skill with a contemporary scenario, inspired by real-world book Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. Agent: Irene Goodman, Irene Goodman Agency. (Apr.)