WHISPERS IN THE NIGHT
When Kayla Thorne married her late husband, a man 45 years her senior, she learned not to care what other people thought. But when Paul Fitzgerald, a disturbingly masculine ex-con, comes to work on the isolated cabin she's moved to in search of peace, Kayla realizes she doesn't know herself as well as she thought. Paul has a secret agenda. He needs Kayla to prove his innocence, but he hadn't counted on his attraction to her. Whispers in the Night (4.5) by Diane Pershing is a strong book. Both Kayla and Paul are unusual and vibrant, and even the secondary characters are vividly drawn. There is a real mystery that makes the book impossible to put down. The attraction between Kayla and Paul is emotionally compelling and highly sensual.