Hard-bitten hired gunslinger Luke Attmore takes the job of escorting and protecting Princess Valeria of Badenberg and her entourage through Arizona to the man she is contracted to marry, Prince Rudolph. He does this with the help of his adopted brothers Hawk and Zeke.

Luke gets close to Valeria when he begins teaching her about American customs and values. When Valeria is shot, Luke realizes someone wants her dead. He sends the wagons along with Zeke and Hawk and tears up the marriage contract, telling Valeria that she now doesnt have to marry Rudolph. But when they arrive at her ranch, Rudolph is waiting. Can Luke give up the woman he loves?

Another winner by Leigh Greenwood, LUKE features a dynamic duo who learn to change and grow because of their love, as well as wonderful descriptions and a lively plotline. What more could we want? More cowboys! SENSUAL (Dec., 375 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager