If you’re a romance fan, spring is your season. There are so many great books to choose from that you might want to put your wallet inside a block of ice in the freezer while perusing this hot list:
As a former attorney, romance writer Julie James really gets what it’s like to work in the legal profession. “Love Irresistibly” (Berkley Sensation; paperback, $7.99) is the best book yet in her FBI/U.S. Attorney series. This time around, Cade Morgan, one of Chicago’s most successful prosecutors, is after a dirty senator. Cade contacts Brooke Parker, the general counsel for a restaurant group, to ask for help dropping a bug at the senator’s table so he and the FBI can listen in on some dinnertime corruption. Brooke is willing to help Cade professionally, but she’s determined to stay away from him personally. He has other plans.
Kate Noble is one of my favorite writers of historical romance, especially because she places her characters in settings outside the typical Regency social whirl. “Let It Be Me” (Berkley Sensation; paperback, $7.99) takes place in Venice. Bridget Forrester has had enough of her unfair reputation in London, and after a long correspondence with a composer in Venice, she heads to Italy to study with him at his invitation. Trouble is, when she arrives, the composer has no idea who she is — but his friend Oliver does. He’s the letter writer who’s been posing as the famous musician. The setting is as much a delight as the story.