The second book in the captivating Hawk Trilogy whisks readers away to the Old West where Joshua Hawk, the last of the Hawks, meets his fate and finds salvation with a woman as warm and loving as he is cold and hard.

Convicted of murder, Joshua Hawk awaits Gambler's Gulch's hangman when he is suddenly set free. The widow of the man he killed claims that it was self-defense on Joshua's part.

Stunned by the events and his second chance at life, Joshua heads for Kate Dixon's mercantile to find out what made her lie to save him.

Kate is relieved that her abusive husband is dead and made sure that Joshua would never hang. Now he stands in her store threatening to steal her heart away, just when she was ready to take hold of her newfound freedom.

Joshua doesn't understand the strong pull that has brought him to Gambler's Gulch or the reason the mysterious book his grandfather told him about suddenly appears to help him find his destiny and the woman who will share his future.

His reputation as a gunfighter marks Joshua and there's no way he can lead an ordinary life with Kate until an odd twist and a little help from his magical book make the impossible possible.

Justine Dare only enhances her already remarkable reputation for creating rare and riveting romances with this stunning un-put-downable read! Hawk is a hero to fall in love with and readers will be enraptured by this dangerous man with a gunfighter's reputation and a heart of gold. Pure reading pleasure! SENSUAL (Oct., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin