cover image Moment of Truth

Moment of Truth

Sophia Shaw, Author . Dafina $6.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-7582-2028

An engaging story line buoys Shaw’s latest, a contemporary romance centering on two Orlando, Fla., professionals: beautiful artist Cadence Carter and successful builder Adam Jackson. Cadence, whose mom and sister have always catered to demanding, unappreciative men, has decided that the only way she’ll find happiness is through fierce independence. Adam, meanwhile, is single for the first time in over a decade and not anxious to get back into the dating scene. So when Adam offers to help Cadence finish renovating her new house, they’re both surprised to find unabashed, uncontrollable passion igniting between them. Steamy love scenes keep the pages hot, and a second-act discovery keeps the lovebirds on their toes—and edging toward danger. Despite choppy writing and detail overkill, Shaw invests her plot with enough twists and tumbles to keep readers hooked. (July)