Irene Hardisson is an eager Eastern lawyer intent upon becoming respected for her legal expertise, but somehow she does just the opposite. Its not really her fault Texas Ranger Clayton Black is wounded by an outlaw or that she manages to arrange a hostage exchange that frees the man Clayton has been hunting.

In an attempt to make up for her mistake, Irene tries to help Clayton and this time he lands in jail framed for murder. Now she must use her legal training and her womanly wiles to set him free.

Theres something fresh and charming about Lynna Bannings vulnerable characters that adds a unique appeal to a sweet, cute and funny, yet poignant story. The love that grows between the well meaning but ditzy heroine and the tormented hero are just what some readers will revel in, yet others may desire more in-depth characterization and a faster pace. SWEET (Nov., 350 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager