cover image Wildfire


Hannah Grace. Atria, $18.99 trade paper (448p) ISBN 978-1-66802-627-4

The second new adult romance in bestseller Grace’s Maple Hill series (after Icebreaker) moves out of the hockey rink and into the sunshine for an intoxicating love story between two summer camp counselors. The notorious University of California, Maple Hills hockey team throws an end-of-year party where students Russ Callaghan and Aurora Roberts meet and take part in a raunchy drinking game, leading to a steamy one-night stand. Aurora, who’s skeptical of both love and men, leaves in the middle of the night without so much as a goodbye kiss. To their surprise, the two are soon reunited at their summer job at Honey Acres camp, where their intense chemistry reignites. There’s just one problem: the strict rule against staffers “fraternizing” with one another. Can this combustible duo really keep things strictly professional? Grace writes charmingly flirtatious dialogue for the couple, making their connection palpable, and gives their romance a perfect balance of heat, emotion, and fun. Both characters are further rounded out by family issues that they’re using their summer jobs to avoid. Russ and Aurora are a hard couple not to root for. Agent: Kimberly Brower, Brower Literary. (Oct.)