Forty-three and alone after her lover leaves, Lila is having a good cry after closing up her bakery for the night. Not how a woman wants to greet the man who was her first lover in high school. But there he is - Gavin. He's the same, but different. No longer a boy he's now a man, and a really hot one at that. Handling the situation admirably and with a minimum of embarrassment, what starts out as one of the worst nights of her life morphs into one of the best. Life doesn't have to end when your children are grown. Lila thinks her life, and love life, may be coming full circle. Back to the man who first stole her heart.

This was a cute little read that has an inspirational feel to it. I loved the hot sex that followed their reunion, as well as the realistic acknowledgement of recovery time. Too often it's bang, bang, bang. A man in his forties? Hah! Without a definite ending, I really liked that it was left open to a myriad of possibilities. As the reader, we get to fill in the blanks and I envision a future for Gavin and Lila.

Book Blurb for Leap

Just when Lila has resigned herself to the fact the most exciting chapters of her life are over, a blast from the past walks into her bakery. Six feet of gorgeousness named Gavin drops by as she’s closing up shop. They were once high-school sweethearts and it’s been more than twenty-five years since they’ve seen each other, but time hasn’t diminished the sweet heat between them. Soon enough the sparks—and the frosting—begin to fly.

As they rediscover each other’s bodies, it’s clear Gavin’s no longer a boy as he shows Lila the man and skillful lover he’s become. Though Lila knows this whirlwind romp could be an act of insanity, his touch unleashes the sensual woman she’s forgotten she could be. And she thinks—maybe—she has one more leap in her.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2011 4.00