When her longtime beau breaks off their relationship because she's not "sexy enough" for him, Marra Scott promptly enrolls herself in a samba class. The exotic dance brings out her sultry side and is a complete turn-on for Brazilian tycoon Jairo Camara. Marra and Jairo heat up more than just the dance floor, but his past secrets threaten to douse their burning flame.

Though More Than You Know is thoroughly researched, trite repartee, several drawn-out scenes and an abrupt ending ultimately mar Snoe's story.

Jairo and Marra are both interesting characters, but the lack of any significant action gives them little to do. It's clear the author did her homework, but it's almost a shame that more pieces of Jairo's rich and vibrant culture were not included in the novel. This is not the seasoned author's best work. (Aug., 280 pp, $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton