The Loner

by Kate Moore

Gatsby meets Persuasion in a story of sex and money in L.A. as a self-sufficient loner, new billionaire Will Sloan, dares to cross the divide of privilege to claim his lost love.

PRIDE

Loner Will Sloan, son of a waitress and a dead rodeo cowboy, former scholarship student, new billionaire, is back in L.A., land of palm-lined drives and fiery sunsets. His friends urge him to jump into the hot city dating scene, but a chance encounter at a school reunion revives a powerful past love. He’s never forgotten Annie James...and this time around, he swears he’ll do the walking out.

AND PERSUASION

Widowed young, Annie James believes she’s recovered from the early heartbreaks that left her single and jobless at 24. Ten years later, she’s got a job, a house, and a personal passion helping at-risk kids. Then she steps up to do a favor for a friend and help a poor boy win a scholarship to the Canyon School. Doing so unlocks the door to the past, and to the one man who could break her heart again. This time, though, love will conquer all.

“Moore is a talent to remember.” —RT Book Reviews