cover image The Sweetheart Fix

The Sweetheart Fix

Miranda Liasson. Entangled Amara, $8.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-64937-142-3

Two people overcome past heartbreaks in Liasson’s fast-paced second Blossom Glen novel (after The Sweetheart Deal). After a decade of working odd jobs, Blossom Glen, Ind., native Juliet Montgomery has finally earned her graduate degree, enabling her to embark on her dream job of being a marriage and family therapist. Her career goals are derailed, however, by both the small-town gossip about her “two and a half” broken engagements and her own baggage around relationships. On a forced hiatus from counseling couples, she takes a part time position working as a mediator for the attractive town mayor, Jack Monroe, who lacks both the patience and the people skills to put up with his constituents’ constant petty bickering. Juliet is enchanted by Jack’s unexpected kindness, especially toward the plucky grandmother who raised him. But Jack has commitment issues of his own, and to be together they both must be prepared to risk their hearts. The sensitive, emotional characters capably carry the swiftly moving plot while witty banter keeps things light and sweet. The allure of new love and cozy small-town living is sure to draw in readers. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Dec.)