Hardworking Diana Campbell decides to use her pennies to buy a chance to dunk Canadian Mountie Mitch Reid. as revenge for his harassment of her brothers. When she also wins his services for 24 hours, she puts him to work plucking chickens.

Mitch can have his pick of women, but there's something about Diana that fascinates him. He has 24 hours to convince her she didn't waste her money, and he's doing just fine—until her brothers are implicated in a bank robbery. Now, Diana must place her faith in Mitch's forensic expertise to exonerate them.

This wonderful, touching story of a bad boy and the caring woman who steals his heart will win you over. There's just enough humor, tenderness and emotion to hold your interest. You'll cheer as Mitch uses his 19th-century CSI knowledge to help Diana's brothers. SENSUAL (Mar., 300 pp., $5.50)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin