The devil takes anyone who stands in Laurel James' way of making a new life for herself. The ex-gambling hall girl is to wed Redemption's mayor when her former love, Shenandoah rides into town.

He vowed to come back to St. Louis for Laurel, but never returned. With the help of her friend Ollie, Laurel escaped her old life and built a new one.

Now Shenandoah is threatening to expose her past unless she breaks her engagement to his brother, Murphy. Laurel has no choice until Murphy is shot in a holdup. As Murphy's life lies in the balance, Shenandoah and Laurel face a gang of outlaws, a ruthless villain and their longing to find salvation in each other's arms.

Broday understands the West and its lure. Without stinting on the gritty reality of a rough Texas life, she brings strong characters and deep emotions into a very realistic western romance that pulls no punches. SENSUAL (Jun., 380 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin