With little hope of inheriting a title or wealth, Harrison Bainbridge goes with his friends to Texas to make their fortune and test their mettle as men. Harrison is about to make the gamble of his life on the chance that his fortune lies in a cattle drive with a business partner who is the daughter of a saloon keeper.

Jessye Kane is a pragmatic Texas woman whose plan for gathering, herding and driving the cattle to market intrigues Harrison. Shes like no milk-and-water English miss he has ever known. It is because she is so different that Jessye and her enterprise interest him.

They get along like water and oil, but there is something else there too, something more powerful and heated and so combustible that it nearly reaches the point of explosion.

NEVER LOVE A COWBOY is a moving, poignant, yet often funny Americana romance with that very special Lorraine Heath touch. She beautifully blends passion and realism, memorable characters and a true sense of hope that brings readers something unique in the genre. Here is a romance that is the very best of Americana and the very best of Lorraine Heath. SENSUAL (Apr., 350 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin