cover image Want You More

Want You More

Nicole Helm. Zebra, $7.99 mass market (300p) ISBN 978-1-4201-4280-8

Helm returns to the pristine mountains of Gracely, Colo.—the setting of Need You Now and Mess with Me—in this moving story about making amends and giving second chances. The last time Will Evans saw his best friend, Tori Appleby, was seven years ago, when she confessed her love and he callously rejected her. He instead married his uninteresting girlfriend, following his lifelong habit of burying his feelings and running from his problems. Now divorced, Will just wants to focus on the mountain adventure club he owns with his brother and their best friend. But that becomes harder to do when Tori returns to take her place in the company, which she helped create. She’s determined to face her past and rightly demands answers from Will. She keeps prodding despite Will’s warnings and silence, until Will has no choice but to confront his lingering feelings for her—while Tori considers how best to handle her renewed interest in him. Humorous familial schemes, solidarity, and snark make this a satisfying, intense romance. Agent: Helen Breitwieser, Cornerstone Literary. (Dec.)