cover image Reminders of Him

Reminders of Him

Colleen Hoover. Montlake, $15.95 trade paper (360p) ISBN 978-1-5420-2560-7

Bestseller Hoover (Layla) explores repentance and forgiveness in a contemporary romance that’s sure to tug on readers’ heartstrings. After five years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter of her boyfriend, Scotty, Kenna Rowan is ready to reunite with her and Scotty’s four-year-old daughter, Diem, who was taken away from her immediately after the birth. She has almost no money, no job, and a rundown apartment, and her parental rights were terminated after Diem was born, making their reunion an uphill battle. With no support from her own estranged mother or contact with Scotty’s family, who took Diem in, Kenna has a long way to go to start over. While working to find her bearings, she meets Ledger Ward, the owner of a local bar—and Scotty’s best friend. Though the odds are against them, they can’t deny their growing attraction or the lingering guilt they both feel about Scotty’s death. With Ledger at her side, Kenna works toward healing herself, reconciling what both she and her daughter deserve for a brighter future. Hoover delves deep into grief and guilt to create a multifaceted redemption story for a cast of characters who fight as fiercely as they love. Fans won’t be disappointed. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel & Goderich Literary. (Jan.)