Olivia Sterling runs away from home to open her own dressmaking business in Henry Adams, Kansas. Not even a train robbery can daunt her spirit.

No one has affected Neil July like the lovely lady whose locket he steals but promises to exchange for a kiss when they meet. When he shows up in Henry Adams to collect his kiss, Olivia is campaigning to be the town's first woman mayor. Their powerful attraction makes Neil consider giving up his life of crime.

Jenkins always creates characters whose verbal bantering is sharp and funny. The people of Henry Adams, the independent Olivia and that tempting bad boy Neil will make you want move to town yourself. Sweet, smart, sassy and sexy are what readers get in one wonderful package. SENSUAL (May, 368 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin