cover image The Perfect Homecoming

The Perfect Homecoming

Julia London. Amazon/Montlake Romance, $12.95 trade paper (323p) ISBN 978-1-4778

London concludes her Pine River series (Homecoming Ranch) with a complex and moving contemporary. Events planner Emma Tyler has a seemingly perfect life in L.A., catering to the rich and famous. At the latest bat mitzvah, which has her ready to strangle the teen diva, she meets gorgeous thrill-seeker Cooper Jessup. After she leaves L.A., Cooper is hired by a Hollywood notable to track down Emma, believing she stole something valuable. Cooper flies to a small town in Colorado, where Emma is now living on a ranch that she and her half-sisters inherited from their ne’er-do-well father. While Emma attempts to seduce Cooper, he is determined to resist her charm and beauty until he can have her on his terms. But what starts out as a simple attraction turns into much more when Cooper realizes that Emma’s facade hides a caring, beautiful soul. Historical romance star London’s latest proves that she is as much at home in contemporary settings. Agent: Jenny Bent, Bent Agency. (Mar.)