BTS Book Reviews Issue 18 - Page 42

| Chic Trends in Romance | Grace Burrowes Resolution: Write the very best books I can. Trend: Scottish contemporary romances, and Patience Jackson is the author who will get the trend off to a terrific start. Gareth: Lord of Rakes by Grace Burrowes (Lonely Lords, #6, Sourcebooks Casablanca—available now) She’s caught between a rake and certain ruin . . . Felicity Worthington’s only hope of avoiding poverty—or worse— is to accept her distant cousin’s dubious bequest ...a thriving, high-class brothel. Felicity has 90 days to convince her cousin’s solicitors that Gareth Alexander has taught her the art of pleasing a man, though she’s more interested in the gentleman she glimpses beneath Gareth’s debauched airs, than in the rake he’s become. In the business of love... How much should he teach her? Gareth Alexander, Marquis of Heathgate, has little incentive to help a spinster learn to manage a brothel—except that the alternatives for the prim, pretty Miss Worthington are even worse. His resistance to teaching Felicity how to be a madam leaves Gareth wondering if the honor he’d thought long dead still survives, and if that honor allows him to yield to the lady’s ruinous scheme... and to their shared desires. Lisa Renee Jones Resolution: To take one day a week off and remember that helps feed my writing success. Trend: I think lighter, funnier romance are coming back. We have already seen hits happening in this genre. I think the dark trend has left people craving some lighter escapes. Revealing Us by Lisa Renee Jones (Inside Out, #3, Gallery Books—available now) You’ve discovered Rebecca’s secrets. You’ve discovered Sara’s secrets. Now Sara will discover “his” deepest, darkest secrets... but will those secrets bind them together—or tear them apart? 42 | www.BTSeMag.com