Sim Kavanaugh walks in the shadows between two worlds, searching for peace and only finding trouble.

Dressed as a man, Chantel "Tally" Bernard strives to protect her ranch from rustlers. She keeps her secrets and her dreams of love buried until she hires Sim to locate her missing brother.

With his ability to sniff out the truth, Sim uncovers Tally's masquerade and is drawn to her. But he is on a personal mission to find a lost treasure. Now Sim isn't sure what he wants or needs, and Tally wonders if she should grab at the chance to love again. Meanwhile, an ancient evil conspires to tear them apart.

Krinard spins a haunting tale with paranormal elements that add to an already darkly intense story. With an understanding of the human struggle between the search for love and the instinct for survival, Krinard carefully crafts a story that makes you think and feel long after you're finished. SENSUAL (May, 400 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin