cover image Follow Me Under

Follow Me Under

Helen Hardt. Entangled Amara, $15.99 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-1-68281-554-0

Bestseller Hardt’s scorching second Follow Me novel (after Follow Me Darkly) delivers all the delicious eroticism fans expect. Emerging social media influencer Skye Manning has gone from working behind the scenes for a petulant Boston socialite to stepping into the spotlight in her own right—but she fears that her increased opportunities are largely due to her new boyfriend. Braden Black, a dominant and distinctly Christian Grey–esque “blue-collar billionaire,” has never been one for relationships, but meeting budding submissive Skye changed his policy. Their relationship deepens in this installment, with Braden introducing Skye to kinks she never knew she had, but she still longs for greater emotional intimacy, aching to see beyond Braden’s enigmatic facade. When Skye inadvertently alienates Braden with a request that crosses his hard limits in bed, their happily-ever-after is thrown into question. Hardt pairs red-hot scenes with skillful character development, infusing her complicated hero with appealing vulnerability and her heroine with classic girl-next-door charm. Readers will be left craving the final installment in this addictive trilogy, though those who loathe cliff-hangers will likely be frustrated by the story’s tantalizing end. Fans of erotic romance with a BDSM edge should snap this up. (Feb.)