cover image The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

Sandra Kitt. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $15.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-72827-022-7

Kitt does not disappoint in her second Millionaires Club romance (after Winner Takes All). Ambitious Black law student Eden Marsh attributes her success to her late mentor, Everett Nichols, a man she loved like a father. Meanwhile, Everett’s estranged, biracial stepson, journalist Beck Dennison, attends Everett’s memorial with a professional cover—he’s there to write a profile on Everett. Sparks fly when Eden and Beck meet, and their bond solidifies when they both receive surprise bequests in Everett’s will: Eden gets millions, while Beck inherits Everett’s wildly successful building company. Eden struggles to adjust to her newfound riches and deepening feelings for Beck, while Beck works through some childhood trauma on a path to forgiveness. Meanwhile, Eden’s emotionally unhealthy relationship with her sister, Holly, threatens her happiness. Kitt does a good job showing how Eden and Beck’s need to connect is hampered by self-doubt, and readers will have no trouble rooting for this appealing couple as they navigate major life changes. With its focus on recovery, redemption, and forgiveness, this emotional romance keeps the series going strong. Agent: Lisa Vance, Aaron M. Priest Literary. (Apr.)