Femme / Femme
Girl Next Door
Grumpy / Sunshine
Loss / Grieving / Widow
Pet / Wild Animal
Hot & Steamy (full, graphic description of sexual acts occurs and may include crude language)
Celebrity / Socialite / Model
Marketing / Advertising / PR
Small Business Owner
Social Media Influencer / Reality Star
United States: Mid-Atlantic
Big City / Urban
Casino / Club / Bar
Sexual / Gender Identity:
Don’t Cry for Me
Golden Crown Literary Award (Goldie)
The Midnight in Manhattan Series, Book 1
By Rachel Lacey
A frosty television host, a bubbly bar owner, and a litter of abandoned kittens. The recipe for ratings gold…or heartbreak?
Eve Marlow has her eyes on the prize: a third season of her popular business makeover show, Do Over. But when her ratings take an unexpected dive, Eve needs a blockbuster new client, or she can kiss season three goodbye. She has her work cut out for her, and that’s before she discovers a litter of newborn kittens in a trash can. Now she’s desperate to find someone to take them so she can concentrate on reviving her career.
Josie Swanson had to put her kitten rescue on the back burner when she inherited her father’s bar two years ago. Since then, she’s invested all her time and energy into keeping it afloat, but despite her best efforts, Swanson’s is going under. When she gets a phone call from Eve Marlow, host of the television show Josie applied to earlier that year, the woman she’s convinced can save her bar, Josie hopes her luck has finally turned.
Eve knows what she needs to succeed, and it isn’t Josie—or her bar. There’s no denying the chemistry sizzling between them, though. Josie’s personality is as vibrant as her turquoise-tipped hair. She stirs things in Eve that haven’t been stirred in a long time, but there’s a reason she keeps her heart under lock and key. Eve stands to lose a lot more than her TV show if she lets her guard down, no matter how tempted she is to see if Josie’s love would be worth the risk.