HEARTS AFIRE (4.5) by Deborah Fletcher Mello: At her family’s insistence, Maitlyn Boudreaux goes on a month-long cruise after her divorce becomes final. Needing a reminder of the woman she once was, she latches on to her brother’s friend Zak Sayed: a rich and charming man aboard the ship for a big poker tournament. The two indulge in a hot and steamy affair, but Zak’s past and present threaten to cause serious harm to both Maitlyn and the relationship. Drama, hot sex, attention to detail and a thrilling storyline filled with twists and turns make this book a hard one to put down. A must read.