cover image Snowbound at Christmas

Snowbound at Christmas

Debbie Mason. Grand Central/Forever, $5.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-4555-8803-9

Mason’s heartfelt fifth contemporary set in Christmas, Colo. (after Wedding Bells in Christmas) is a laugh-out-loud treat. Ex-cop Cat O’Connor’s life is not going well. The FBI suspect that she was part of her ex-boyfriend’s Ponzi scheme, and she’s stuck being the personal assistant to her pampered soap-opera starlet sister. After Cat’s sister dodges several on-set accidents that might be attempts to kill her, Grayson Alexander joins the cast. He and Cat are intensely attracted to each other—but he’s an FBI agent, she’s his number-one suspect, and a romance would endanger them both. Readers will chortle over the Christmastime antics of the spoiled sister, overprotective mother, meddling grandmother, loyal friends, and jealous castmates. Agent: Pamela Harty, Knight Agency. (Oct.)