Griffin Blake is an outlaw who needs redemption. He gets the opportunity when hes deputized as a U.S. Marshall to help investigate a murder and aid Jessi Rose Clayton.

Jessi Rose is a strong-willed woman. Life hasnt been easy for her. Once a respected school teacher and married, shes now shunned by the town, called a fallen woman, and is being harassed into selling her ranch. She needs help, but she also needs someone to love her.

Jessi is so desperate she accepts a known outlaws help to save her ranch. But there isnt any protection for her from Griffins sensual charm and her own burning desire for him. Though she knows Griffin will never stay, she willingly goes into his arms and discovers much more than she ever imagined.

Beverly Jenkins has created her most endearing hero yet. Griffin Blake is a bad boy with a heart of gold and a sensual smile that will make every reader melt. THE TAMING OF JESSI ROSE evokes all the ruggedness of Texas, but the splashes of humor and passion combined with marvelous characters help create a story that is warmhearted and real. This is a sheer delight to read. SENSUAL (Nov., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin