Brock Kincaid returns to Whitehorn, leaving behind a secret identity that could bring harm to his family. Among the first people he sees is the widowed Abby Watson and her son Jonathan. Brock recognizes the boy immediately as a Kincaid, but only later does he realize it is his own son with Abby.

The love affair he and Abby shared also resulted, indirectly, in the death of her gunslinger brother, shot by Brock in self-defense. Brock soon realizes he still loves Abby and he wants to be a part of her life, as well as a good father, but Abby hates him. Shes also engaged to another man.

Abby must face a past and a passion shed thought long over, and she realizes her opinions of Brock are wrong and that hes still the person he was when they fell in love.

In a story about the healing of family, Cheryl St. John skillfully adds to the Montana Mavericks history of the Kincaids. Will, Caleb and James, all of Whitehorn, reappear in this superior western, along with secondary characters who promise sequels. Sensual (Sep., 278 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gerry Benninger