PROVOCATIVE TERRITORY (4.5) by AlTonya Washington: Clarissa David has just inherited her aunt’s gentlemen’s club and all of her business holdings. Resembling her aunt, she has had a tough time with people separating her from her aunt’s past penchant for unavailable men. Elias Joss is one of the men who holds Clarissa in distaste for what her aunt did to his family long ago. Both Clarissa and Elias force themselves to leave the past behind and work together to solve a great mystery that currently plagues their businesses. Washington is an excellent storyteller, and readers will enjoy the surprises around every turn of this tale with a storyline so novel it’s difficult to forget.
B. Nakia Garner