cover image Something Like Love

Something Like Love

Sara Richardson. Grand Central/Forever, $5.99 mass market (368p) ISBN 978-1-4555

Richardson's second Heart of the Rockies contemporary (after No Better Man) returns to the Colorado Rockies with the engaging tale of an aspiring yet reluctant U.S. senator and the feisty mountain guide he falls in love with. When Paige Harper decides to hook up with politician Ben Noble, she's quickly reminded that happily-ever-after isn't a likely option. Ben is only running for the Senate to make amends for the car wreck that severely injured his beloved sister, Julia, though the accident wasn't actually his fault. Both Paige and Ben are facing old demons, questioning whether they deserve the love they seek from each other. But will they give in to the love that arcs between them, or push each other away because they think it's the right thing to do? The author's compassion shines through her beautifully flawed and earnest characters and takes readers on an emotionally wrenching journey to the elusive goal of love. Agent: Susan Brower, Natasha Kern Literary Agency. (Nov.)