Left destitute after her parents deaths, Elise St. John is determined to keep her family together and follows the orphan train carrying her brother and sister. When Elise realizes that she might lose them, she pounces on the opportunity to claim she is Blade Lonewolfs wife.

Recently widowed, Blade still plans to take the little orphan girl he and Julia had planned to adopt, but the Childrens Aid Society refuses to hand the child over to him. He is stunned at the audacity of the beautiful stranger claiming to be his wife.

Circumstances force Blade and Elise to marry, but he insists it will be a marriage in name only. Used to a large home and servants, it is a challenge for Elise to learn to cook and clean, but shell do anything to keep her sister and be able to visit her brother near-by.

Elises presence is torture for Blade, who begins to fall in love with his bride, and when Elise recognizes her desire for Blade there is no stopping her resolve to make this a real marriage.

Complications arise when Elise tries to help her brother and the Judge threatens to call in his deed on Blades land. Blade and Elises pride stands in the way of their love.

Deborah Camp pulls out all the stops in this powerfully emotional western. Her intense characters and the smoldering sensuality of the story will keep readers enthralled and enraptured. This hard-to-put-down read should be on every western romance readers list. SENSUAL (Mar., 384 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin