Virginia Waters travels to the frontier fort of Calgary expecting to marry Royal Mountie sharpshooter Zack Bullock in a marriage of convenience. Virginia had been engaged to Zack's brother, but when he married another woman, Zack agreed to step in as the groom.
Shortly after her arrival, Zack and his men are ambushed by a relentless outlaw. Fearing for Virginia's life, Zack pushes her to cancel the wedding. Being jilted by two brothers doesn't sit well with feisty Virginia and to top it off, Zack has been named as her bodyguard by his commanding officer!
The sparks that fly between Virginia and Zack are enough to start a four-alarm fire. Their verbal battles build the sexual tension to an explosive point and keep readers quickly turning the pages. It's a pure delight to watch these stubborn characters fall in love. The more obstinate they are, the harder they fall—and the more fun for the reader. SENSUAL (May, 300 pp., $5.50)