In order to protect her family and save their ranch, Angelina Coleman takes a job in one of El Paso's famous bordellos as the piano player. The patrons call her the "Ice Angel" for her aloof manner. When Angelina realizes she will never get enough money as a pianist she decides to become one of the hostesses.
Bounty-hunter-turned-lawman Kit Dancer arrives in town looking for entertainment, never expecting to be caught by a beautiful young woman in desperate need. Though once burned by love, Kit is drawn to Angel and agrees to become her "protector."
He soon discovers the conditions of the Colemans and begins to help Angelina run the ranch and get out of debt. But their plans are continually threatened by those who want the Colemans out of the way and those who desire Angel.
Angel and Kit, two lonely, wounded souls, slowly discover the wonder and healing power of love in Holly Harte's beautifully, tenderly rendered romance. Readers will be sweetly enchanted with the poignancy and true beauty of a story that still sizzles with sensuality. SENSUAL (Sept., 350 pp., $4.99)