cover image On the Hustle

On the Hustle

Adriana Herrera. Carina, $15.99 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-1-335-60082-0

Herrera’s deliciously sexy second Dating in Dallas workplace romance (after Here to Stay) starts when New York real estate mogul Theo Ganas’s personal assistant, the enterprising Alba Duarte, quits her job to start a book-themed interior design business in Texas. Theo has secretly been pining for Alba since hiring her three years ago, but he’s held himself icily aloof to avoid crossing any lines. He’s been waiting for her to move on to another job so that he could ask her out, but he wasn’t banking on her relocating to Dallas. When he’s invited to host a home renovation TV show, he seizes the chance to reunite with Alba, agreeing to take the contract only if they hire Alba as the designer. Alba can’t pass up the exposure—and she’s shocked to find a much transformed Theo. Gone is her insufferable boss and in his place is a charming flirt. Things heat up when they share a penthouse during filming, but Theo’s desire to take care of Alba conflicts with her need to be in control, threatening their budding relationship. The couple’s palpable chemistry, sensual love scenes, and laugh-out-loud banter make them a swoonworthy pair. Contemporary romance fans should snap this up. (Oct.)