The McBride Menaces are back, now all grown up, and headed for trouble. The misfortune starts when a fortuneteller explains how they each have a bad-luck love line and must break the McBride curse.

Mari McBride thinks she's a reformed menace. She owns a sweet shop and is fairly levelheaded until Luke Garrett comes to town. A Texas Ranger with a bad reputation, Luke is attracted to Mari, but keeps his distance until his half-brother and her sister disappear. When Mari insists on going after them, Luke volunteers to be her bodyguard. The twosome run into an outlaw gang run by Luke's other brother and land in trouble time and again.

That's what happens when you fall in love with a Menace—and that's what readers want from Dawson, who dishes up plenty of adventure, sexual tension, love and laughter, poignancy and even a tear or two. You'll be gloriously satisfied with the return of the McBrides! SENSUAL (Jun., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin