cover image If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

Megan Mulry. Sourcebooks Landmark, $14.99 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-4022-7000-0

In Mulry’s sweet follow-up to A Royal Pain, a British peer falls hard for an American businesswoman. Devon Heyworth is the younger brother of Max, the Duke of Northrop. He meets entrepreneur Sarah James at Max’s wedding in England, where she’s the maid of honor. While instant mutual lust ensues, Sarah makes it clear to Devon that their whirlwind romantic weekend is a onetime “utterly delightful, fabulously sexy, wonderful fling.” But they can’t forget each other, and when Devon travels to Chicago for business, he and Sarah reconnect. Misunderstandings thwart their budding romance, and Devon and Sarah’s globetrotting lifestyle adds a modern fairy-tale element. As Sarah reveals her insecurity about meeting her father’s expectations while succeeding as an independent woman, Devon proves that his playboy exterior hides both smarts and heart. The romantic tension entices the reader from the very first page and never flags. Agent: Allison Hunter, Inkwell Management. (July)