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Backstage Benefits

LaQuette. Harlequin Desire, $5.25 mass market (224p) ISBN 978-1-335-73533-1

LaQuette delivers a powerhouse second Devereaux Inc. romance (after A Very Intimate Takeover). Television producer Josiah Manning must deliver a hit show if he hopes to clinch the presidency of TV network PBN. Luckily, he has a secret weapon: social media influencer Lyric Devereaux-Smith, Josiah’s best friend’s cousin, whose massive YouTube following makes her the perfect person to host a daytime talk show. Lyric has no interest in becoming a television star, but Josiah’s willing to throw out his “no mixing business with pleasure” credo to sway the beautiful widow. But when a slimy, double-crossing rival from Josiah’s past tries to sabotage his future and a ruthless family member of Lyric’s interferes in her life, Lyric and Josiah’s happily ever after may be off the table—unless true love and heartfelt communication can win the day. LaQuette has a gift for creating strong heroes and heroines and page-turning plots. This series is shaping up to be powerfully addictive. Agent: Latoya Smill, ArtHouse Literary. (Dec.)