The feud between the Donovans and the Turners is legend in Hard Luck, Texas. So when Michael Donovan arrives home to find his father, Frank, crippled from an ambush, he vows to find out who was behind the attack.
Jack Turner is dying, and with the bank calling in his loans, he thinks about his daughter Casey's future. Jack arranges with Frank that their children marry.
Casey and Michael reluctantly agree, knowing it is the only way their ranches will survive. But there are forces trying to break them apart. Is there a way to make this marriage survive?
Smith has penned a fast-paced read with great protagonists, including a memorable cast of secondary characters. Casey is a tomboy with a heartrough and tough on the outside and soft and sweet inside. By showing her growth as a woman, Smith gives readers a feminist western that is as sexy and gritty as any she has written. SENSUAL (Jun., 369 pp., $5.99)