Lean, hard, devastating and rude is Shannon Johnson's impression of rancher Matt Taggart. That he's challenging her right to her legacy from his uncle, part of the Circle T ranch, only adds one more disappointment to her already empty, tormented life.

Beautiful, sexy, stubborn and elegant nurse Shannon may be, but Matt refuses to let her swindle him out of his heritage. Though she conned his uncle, he's determined she isn't going to soften him up, not even with her wounded, haunted eyes and her shy, dreamy kisses. After the pain he's been through, he's vowed never to let another woman take anything from him again. He never figured someone like Shannon, someone with pain deeper than his, would come along and steal his heart.

Ms. Ray continues to cut a swath across the lustrous fabric of romance history with her latest book, ONLY HERS. Her inimitable style, irresistible humor and extraordinary talent grace the pages of her books with the delicious tenacity of chocolate fudge swirls on French vanilla ice cream! She is one of few authors who never disappoints her readers. (Apr., 352 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson