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K.M. Jackson. Dafina, $7.99 mass market (368p) ISBN 978-1-4967-0568-6

Jackson (Romancing the Fashionista) kicks off her Unconventional Brides contemporary series with a spirited combination of class and sass. Manhattan PR maven Eva Ward is calm, cool, and collected in all circumstances—except when her wimpy fiancé, Kevin, breaks up with her on national television after they win a dream wedding from the WBC network’s morning show. When Eva’s meltdown proves to be social media gold, WBC spins her embarrassment into a Bachelorette-type reality show, aiming to find the spurned bride-to-be her perfect match so the wedding can go on as scheduled. But Eva may have already met the man of her dreams: WBC producer Aidan Walker. Jackson’s story is believable precisely because it easily could be ripped from today’s headlines, and Eva, in all her flawed, perfectionist glory, could be any woman reading this story. Rather than taking the easy route and making Aidan a cardboard-cutout reality-show star, Jackson layers his personality with an endearing mix of flaws, which only add to the story’s appeal. Readers will say, “I do!” to this charming contemporary. Agent: Rachel Brooks, L. Perkins Agency. (Jan.)