Return to Sweetheart Lake

Evelyn Jordan. Alcove, $16.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-1-64385-782-4
Jordan (One Warm Winter, written as Jamie Pope) delivers a feel-good interracial romance following Romey Michaels and Gray Norton as they try to reconcile their deep connection. The white, upper-class Nortons and the Black, middle-class Michaels family live on opposite sides of Sweetheart Lake. Despite this, Gray and Romey’s older brother, Charlie, were best friends growing up—and Gray and Romey had a covert romance for years without Charlie ever knowing. When Charlie died young, Gray left Sweetheart Lake to join Doctors Without Borders. Almost two years later, Romey, now a single mother, has moved on from their rocky relationship to focus on her bakery, The Crusty Petal—until Gray returns to Sweetheart Lake on a quest to win her back and declare his everlasting love for her to the entire town. Romey is strong, self-sufficient, and well-aware of her worth, and she has no intention of giving Gray the time of day—but true love just might sway her. This well-constructed drama seamlessly blends romance with a heartfelt story of family and identity. Readers are sure to enjoy this wonderful tale of opposites attracting. Agent: Emmanuelle Morgen, Stonesong. (Nov.)
Reviewed on : 08/23/2021
Release date: 11/09/2021
Genre: Romance/Erotica
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