cover image The Way You Love Me

The Way You Love Me

Elle Wright. Dafina, $8.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-4967-2581-3

A Hollywood talent agent rewrites the script when he falls for his client in the sweet, sassy finale to Wright’s Pure Talent series (after The Way You Hold Me). Known as “Black America’s Sweetheart,” actor Paige Mills is used to the limelight, but with a nasty divorce underway, all she wants is some time away from the public eye in the comforting presence of her agent and good friend, Andrew Weathers. But Andrew has made himself unavailable, afraid he’ll reveal his true feelings for Paige, or snap and attack her vindictive soon-to-be-ex-husband, Julius Reeves. Though he misses Paige, he’s content to communicate through his assistant—until Paige goes off the grid, hiding out from the paparazzi, the public, and her upcoming projects. Andrew sets out to find her, willing to break all his own rules once he does. Andrew and Paige’s romantic connection derives from a foundation of deep friendship, and their unwavering devotion to each other makes their romance all the more endearing. Their meddling mothers, meanwhile, offer a bit of comic relief. But though Julius’s antics cause a lot of trouble for the couple, the drama is resolved disappointingly quickly in a climax that lacks real fire. Readers will be satisfied, if not wowed. [em]Agent: Sara Camilli, the Sara Camilli Agency. (Mar.) [/em]