cover image My Way to You

My Way to You

Catherine Bybee. Montlake Romance, $12.95 trade paper (404p) ISBN 978-1-5420-0980-5

A healthy, mutually supportive relationship is at the center of the touching first Creek Canyon romance from Bybee (Faking Forever). After Parker Sinclair’s parents died two years ago, she dropped out of college to care for her two younger siblings. Life has been a financial struggle ever since, made worse by the recent wildfire that came close to destroying the family’s Creek Canyon, Calif., home. With mudslides now a looming threat, public works supervisor Colin Hudson is tasked with overseeing the building of two temporary dams on Parker’s property. Despite their instant mutual attraction, Parker’s fierce independence and refusal to accept Colin’s help, even when he’s just doing his job, leaves the pair at odds with each other. The protective bond between Parker and her siblings and Colin’s close relationship with his own gregarious family give the story its heart. Though the path to mutual understanding could stand to be shorter, Parker and Colin’s emotional vulnerability as they learn to open up to one another is sure to endear them to readers. Romance fans will be pleased with this tender love story. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel & Goderich Literary. (Mar.)