Left for dead by the Harris Gang, Sheriff Trace Jackson is nursed back to health by an old miner. As soon as he can, Trace heads for Durango to hunt the outlaws.

Durango newspaper reporter Elise Martin is anxiously awaiting the papers owner, Ben Holland. She and Ben have a scheme to expose a false preacher. Theyll have him marry them and then call in the law. But it isnt Ben who gets off the stage, but Trace, who won the paper in a card game. Posing as the rather bookish newspaper editor is the perfect cover for his work, but underneath his mild demeanor is a man of steel. He just doesnt count on Elise and her madcap proposals to get in the way.

Luckily, Trace keeps an eye on Elise and rescues her from her crazy schemes when she gets herself into trouble. But whos going to save Trace when Elise prints a story claiming hes not dead? Theres plenty more action, danger and heated romance as the pages fly by in Ms. Smiths exciting first book in this new series. Readers will be charmed by Trace and Elise as well as a cast of memorable secondary characters. This is exactly what fans expect from Bobbi Smith. SENSUAL (Oct., 380 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager