Determined to find her missing brother, American heiress Mercy Coltrane arrives in England looking for the gunslinger she knew as Duke years before in the untamed West.

Hart Moreland, now the Earl of Perth, has spent the intervening years garnering well-earned respect and power, finding suitable husbands for his sisters and hiding the truth of how he found the funds to reclaim and rebuild the family fortune. The last thing he wants is a reminder of his past.

Mercy is not one to give up. Witty, charming and beautiful, she takes London by storm. Her brash American ways and wild tales of the West captivate the aristocracy, and make an enemy of Hart's younger sister who fears Mercy will snare her fianc.

But all Mercy is really concerned with is locating her brother and bringing him home, and she'll get Hart to help even if she has to blackmail him.

Hart finds that he has never forgotten the feisty girl he had to shoot in order to save her from a kidnapper, and now that she is a stunning, vivacious young woman, he finds it difficult not to be attracted to her. Torn between loyalty to his family, his passion and his fear of exposure, Hart finds himself drawn into Mercy's plans and when an unexpected enemy threatens their lives, he must choose between honor and love.

Connie Brockway's delightful characters and emotional story will surely captivate readers. Her refreshing dynamic characters and the heartfelt emotions she portrays are what make A DANGEROUS MAN special. SENSUAL (July, 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin