Dane revisits the Brown family from Laid Bare in this knockout erotic tale. This is a major "feel good" book about two people rebounding from hard knocks without bitterness. It also comes with emotionally mature characters, palpable love and caring among family and friends, an adorable child and suspense. If that's not enough, there is also passionate fun and intense sex. Hero Brody is a winner -- sensitive and sexy.
Ballerina Elise and her daughter move across the country to Seattle to escape the nightmare of her life in New York. Trying to recover from a shattered leg and shattered dreams, Elise enters into a casual, sex-only relationship with neighbor Brody.
Motorcycle-riding, tattoo parlor-owning Brody is worlds away from her former life, but he may be just what Elise needs. She and her daughter are soon accepted into his warm and welcoming extended family. Because she cares for Brody, Elise doesn't want to drag him into her mess of a life when trouble follows her from New York. (HEAT, Jan., 304 pp., $15.00)