THE MERCENARY'S KISS
As rough and tumble as the Texas range, Jeb Carson is a hardened gunman on a mission to catch a band of ruthless outlaws. When he comes across an overturned medicine show wagon, he knows the outlaws have struck.
Two years ago Elena was raped by the bandit Ramon. A strange twist of fate brings him back into her life—and this time he abducts her small son. Elena would move heaven and earth—and a gunman's heart—to get her child back.
Jeb unwillingly agrees to Elena's demand that she go with him to track the desperadoes. Their harrowing journey toward Mexico brings them closer together, and respect grows to love. But grave danger awaits when Jeb and Elena catch up to their enemy.
With its nonstop action and a hold-your-breath climax, Crooks' story is unforgettable. She speaks to every woman's heart with a powerful tale that reflects the depth of a woman's love for her child and her man. The power that comes from the pages of this book enthralls. SENSUAL (Aug., 400 pp., $5.50)