No one writes about the Canadian wilderness and the sexy North West Mounted Police like Bridges. Her heroes are the strong, silent type, and it's simply delightful to watch them fall in love with her headstrong heroines. Not only is the romance wonderful, the unique backdrop adds another fascinating dimension to a terrific story.
But this is easier said than done. The fireworks that explode between them could melt the Klondike ice and, as the other Mounties on his team discover, it's fun to sit back and watch them work it out. Along the trail they face plenty of danger and life-threatening situations that require Elizabeth's medical knowledge, and they encounter a ruthless criminal. But it's the danger posed by Dawson, Elizabeth's fiance, that could destroy the fragile love that has blossomed between them. (Harlequin, May, 320 pp., $5.50)