Yum! This third novel in the Sag Harbor Village series is smooth and sexy like dark chocolate! Layla’s light and healing touch soothes Maurice’s inner and outer pain and lights his fire like no other. Of course, his heavy baggage causes roadblocks to their happiness, but it’s well worth the journey.

A year after a devastating breakup with her fiancé, Layla is finally ready to move on. She is invited to set up her massage therapy business at her best friend’s B&B in Sag Harbor, Long Island, for the summer. Maurice, a former Navy Seal suffering from emotional and physical injuries from a failed mission in Afghanistan, is sent to Sag Harbor for some R&R by his therapist. He finds Layla’s massage technique magical and the sparks fly. (KIMANI/ARABESQUE, Nov., 317 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Leslie Frohberg