The legend of Jake Cordell, bounty hunter and hero, has filled the pages of dime novels, telling of his search for his father's killer. Now that the murderer has been caught, Jake has come home to Chaney, Wyoming, to set up a law practice and buy back his family ranch, determined to put his wild past behind him.

Kit Thornton has no intention of giving up the Cordell ranch or her dream of raising horses. Scorned by the town for wearing pants and raising a son without a husband, Kit holds tightly to her memories of a young Jake Cordell who befriended her when she was a chubby child.

But Kit can't afford to get too close to her hero because of the secrets she's hiding. Not only is she raising a son Jake never knew he had, but she's also the author of the dime novels he hates.

An evil villain threatens, lonely hearts yearn for love, and through it all Kit has a hero you can daydream about. What a winning combination from the talented Maureen McKade. SENSUAL (Jan., 378 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cindy Royce