RIVER ROAD, by Jayne Ann Krentz

This woman must write in her sleep. Here's another inimitable Krentz romance, complete with feisty heroine Lucy Sheridan and steely-eyed Mason Fletcher, who saved Lucy from sexual assault back when they were teens. Now they're both grown up and returned to Summer River, where Lucy is sorting out her beloved aunt's estate. Mason has returned as well, and when he goes to the aunt's Craftsman cottage to give his views on a proposed renovation, he uncovers a grisly, long-held secret. From then on, events spiral out of control, placing Lucy in danger. In typical Krentz style, the pair are drawn to each other despite serious doubts and roadblocks. Sex is steamy and explicit. And the outcome is not completely predictable. It's a 4, a fun summer read. Sex is a 3+.