As deputy sheriff of Granite, Montana, Gideon Forbes sees his share of good and bad people. Hes strong and fair and not used to showing his feelings—especially toward his childhood friend Arliss Mallard. But when Arliss is jilted at the alter, Gideon steps forward to marry Arliss and claim her unborn child.

Arliss believes she loves Slick Waynick and that he loves her until he abandons her on their wedding day. She has little choice but to accept her dear friend Gideons proposal, knowing theirs will be a marriage of convenience. But it is Gideon she begins to dream of, Gideon she wants to please and, most of all, Gideons touch she begins to crave.

But what about Slick? Torn between an old passion and a friendship that has grown into desire, Arliss learns the meaning of true love, sacrifice and devotion.

Stephanie Mittman continues to deliver what Americana romance readers want: a tender, beautiful and strong story with a hometown setting peopled with characters so real they jump off the pages. Ms. Mittman evokes the readers emotions, gifting us with a feel good read. SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin