Sometimes true love surprises us late in life. Sadira met her fated mate at forty-eight. In 2014, she left her teaching career in Germany to marry him and start a new chapter in Washington State. Shortly thereafter, she met her true literary love—spicy contemporary romance. Inspired by real-life tales of reinvention and second chances (or third!), her stories reflect her philosophy: It’s never to late for an H.E.A.
When not writing, Sadira enjoys belly dancing, listening to blues, playing guitar with her husband and friends, gobbling all the books, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Clara Martelli clings to Book Nirvana, the Oregon bookshop she and her late husband Jared built together. When rising rents and corporate competition threaten its survival, her best hope is their extensive erotica collection, locked behind a red door. In dreams and signs, her dead husband tells her it's time to open that door and move on. When a dark and handsome stranger's powerful magnetism jolts her back to life and he wants a look at the treasures of that secret room, she can't help but want to show him more.
Professor Nick Papadopoulos is looking for historical erotica. Book Nirvana's collection surpasses his wildest dreams, and so does its lovely owner. A widower, he understands Clara's battle with guilt, but their searing chemistry is too strong to resist. Besides, he will only be in town for two weeks, not long enough for her to see beyond the scandal that haunts his past.