Ross Laramie has good reasons for becoming a range detective and taking the job on the Garrison ranch. But having Victoria Rose Garrison, the erstwhile reporter, snooping around is not in his plan.

Vic is curious about Ross and determined to give him assistance, while furthering her career as a reporter. Ross knows he cannot have any more to do with Vic, but he sure likes her, even if she might be his downfall.

After several encounters with danger, Vic knows Ross is a good man because he always protects her, but he is harboring a secret. She is determined to help uncover the truths of the past so they can have a future together.

Ms. Jocks entertains the reader with this fourth book in her Rancher's Daughters series. You'll smile at Vic's modern view of a woman's place in the world and feel sympathy for Ross needing to right the wrongs of the past. Though a modern woman, Vic is still mindful of her parents' wishes and Ross is concerned about her honor. When they realize that it is their love that makes them better people, the story comes to its rightful conclusion.

Filled with characters from past romances and with enough action to satisfy any western reader, this is a most enjoyable read. SENSUAL (May, 366 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Evelyn Feiner