Lacey, Helen, Date with Destiny


Lacey, Helen, Date with Destiny,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  Date with Destiny

Author:  Helen Lacey

Imprint:  Special Edition

Issues:  Accident; Bereavement; Breakdown; Emotional Quotient; PTSD


Financier Grace Preston did fourteen-hour days in New York City. She didn’t do small towns in Australia. Not since she’d fled almost twenty years ago. But when a personal trauma sent her home, with a secret she couldn’t reveal the last person she needed was her first love.

Local cop Cameron Jakowski had loved Grace for most of his life. But he wanted marriage and family and she didn’t. He was small town, while she was big city and lived half a world away. But for now she was right here walking, talking temptation. One he managed to avoid until he made one mistake. He kissed her. And reawakened the passion that could change their lives forever.

Dear Reader,

I’m absolutely delighted to welcome you back to Crystal Point and to my fourth book for Harlequin Special Edition, Date with Destiny.

I’ve had so many emails from readers asking when the beautiful but emotionally closed off Grace Preston will get her happy ending.  I knew it would take a special kind of man to break down her walls and really see the woman most believe is a workaholic ice princess who doesn’t need anything or anyone.  But local cop Cameron Jakowski isn’t fooled, and of course he turns out to be just what she needs!  As they’ve known one another since they were children, he’s more than capable of dealing with her reticence and coolness.  Their journey really is about second chances and the value of family, and of course, love.  I hope you enjoy Grace and Cameron’s story and I invite you to return to Crystal Point in the near future.

I love hearing from readers and can be contacted ia my website at

Warmest wishes,

Helen Lacey