Wade Mason escapes from hell, that is prison, and heads straight for Purgatory, Texas to claim his infant son from the woman who is his adopted mother.

When Callie Quinn agreed to care for her friend's newborn she had no idea that the father would ever come to take the child. There is no way in heaven or hell that she is giving up her son to anyone, especially a man in shackles. But there is a vulnerability in Wade that touches Callie's heart, and she cannot turn him away; somehow, she knows she might love the father as much as she loves his son.

Caught together in what seems like a tug of war over a baby, they grow to understand one another and to learn the true meaning of love. But Wade has a past and his name to clear, so with Callie's help he's out to prove his innocence and find his own heaven.

Only a hard-hearted reader will be immune to the touching and tender emotions that fill the pages of CALLIE'S CONVICT. Heidi Betts has created the ideal Americana tone and a mood that is guaranteed to warm heart, while her three-dimensional characters and realistic backdrop draw you into an excellent romance. SENSUAL (Jul., 334 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin