cover image The One Who Loves You

The One Who Loves You

Pippa Grant. Montlake, $12.95 trade paper (418p) ISBN 978-1-5420-3765-5

Grant (the Bro Code series) launches her Tickled Pink series with a steamy and heartfelt romance about a socialite and her family adjusting to life in a small Wisconsin town. After the imperious Lightly matriarch, Gigi, nearly chokes to death at dinner one night, the near-death experience makes her terrified she’s going to hell. So she uproots her New York dynasty for Tickled Pink, a run-down town immortalized in an old movie as the place one goes to get into heaven. Gigi’s haughty granddaughter, Phoebe, is wildly out of place and furious. Teague Miller, a local a fisherman, goat farmer, real estate agent, and single father, is perhaps the only person as upset as she is with her family’s presence in his beloved town and he’s determined to drive them out. That works out well for Phoebe, who’s determined to leave. But as the pair join forces to accomplish this mutual goal, unexpected chemistry grows. Still, a secret from Teague’s past threatens to derail their burgeoning romance. Grant brings both passion and wit to this love story, with genuine characters, a charming exploration of Phoebe’s growth, and a setup that will put readers in mind of Schitt’s Creek. This is sure to put a smile on any romance lover’s face. (July)