With her wit, courage and loyalty, Rosellen Lattimer is a force to be reckoned with: the sheriffs daughter who shoots like a man and who wants to be sheriff now that her father is dead. The mining town of Poppy, Colorado needs someone like Rose or does it?

When his father was accused of bank robbery and killed, Carson Murdock felt the wrath of the townsfolk. Now hes come back to close down the mine, and stop Rosellen from becoming sheriff. Rumors about his fathers innocence and Rosellens fathers guilt set the pair at odds.

But theres a fine line between love and hate; something Rosellen and Carson learn as desire flares between them. A train robbery, kidnapping and rescue plunge them into danger, but the answers to their questions lie in wait, helping them to find peace.

Full of spirit, sass and sizzling love scenes, Ms. Skinners wildly fast-paced western is an exhilarating story that will leave you breathless. SENSUAL (Sep., 397 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin