LONE STAR BRIDE
After leaving his brother to marry his pregnant fiancee, Jamie Webster seeks redemption as a deputy sheriff. Later, he agrees to take over as ranch foreman for the sheriff's underage nephew.
Young and strong-willed Alexis Powers knows what she wants: Jamie. Her sweet teasing ignites a deep fire in him, and soon they wed.
Their marriage is a match made in heaven, but an ex-ranch hand out for revenge nearly destroys them when he rapes Alexis. Only Jamie's tender love enables her to survive the ordeal.
Davidson writes of married love with a regard that's awe-inspiring, but she also delivers a message about the importance of the support of family and friends. Her novels go beyond romance to the depths of the ultimate healing power of love. SENSUAL (Jul., 350 pp., $5.50)