After being left at the alter, Chicago heiress Grace Atwood accepts the challenge of bringing a wagon train of brides to Kansas; her only problem is finding a guide. Ex-lawman Jackson Blake is the one candidate for the job.

Intrigued by the fiery, sharp-tongued Grace, Jackson accepts her offer, if only to uncover the passionate woman behind Graces ice princess exterior.

Grace and Jackson are like a match and tinderevery time they meet an underlying passion ignites. But all Jackson can offer Grace is a hard life spent keeping one step ahead of his tarnished past.

Getting the women to Kansas is easy compared to keeping their tempers and passion in check. It isnt until his past catches up to them that Jackson faces his personal demons to seize the hope of a new life with Grace.

The rapier-quick repartee propels this story at breakneck speed. Graces independent, feminist attitudes and Jacksons acceptance of them appeals to this reader. Ms. Jenkins consistently strong female characters speak to women of all races. SENSUAL (Sep., 370 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin