"The Perfect Letter" (Dey Street Books), by Chris Harrison
Chris Harrison guides countless singles who choose to navigate the ever-changing waters of love as the host of ABC's hit reality series "The Bachelor." He's had a front row seat for more than a decade, witnessing the ups and the downs of relationships, and his experience has given him a solid platform to launch his debut romance novel, "The Perfect Letter."
Leigh Merrill appears to have it all. She's an accomplished book editor at a prestigious publishing house who lives in a fabulous New York City apartment with an ideal boyfriend. But when she's faced with a marriage proposal, the only thing Leigh can think about is her one true love, Jake, who broke her heart.
Leigh accepts a speaking engagement at a writers' conference as an excuse to break free from the stress of a very important unanswered question. Flying home to Austin, Texas, after a 10-year hiatus may not be the smartest escape, but she's desperate to spend time with her best friend, Chloe. How could she have known that Jake would be back in town at the same time? Is it fate?
The desire to be with Jake dominates every waking moment, but allowing Jake back into her life means facing dark secrets that have been pushed down into the depths of her soul for a decade. Is she willing to unearth the pain and risk everything for a former boyfriend? Or should she choose the safe option waiting for her back home in New York?
Harrison creates a heart-wrenching love triangle that will pull readers in opposite directions. There are layers of relationship twists and turns that unfold with each turn of the page. "The Perfect Letter" is for hopeless romantics who understand the perils of choosing between a love that is comfortably safe or one that is thrillingly adventurous.