This sequel to Causing Havoc has delightfully familiar faces as well as intriguing new ones. The heroine, an abuse victim, is presented in a realistic way, working to overcome her fears
and build a new relationship. The hero
is an alpha male but patient and understanding. Foster offers an excellent portrayal of a heroine leery of sex.
When Dakota's ex-husband turns out to be stalking her, Simon realizes that her safety and happiness have become very important to him. But will Dakota's secrets end up destroying their developing relationship? (Berkley, Jul., 352 pp., $7.99)