TASTE OF PASSION
The Madaris clan is back and, as always, it's a welcome return. Jackson always makes the connection between hero and heroine seamless and, even though you know what's coming, it's not forced. The love scenes are beautifully written, and longtime fans will be delighted to see familiar characters again. For those who have been waiting, Sheikh Rasheed also makes an appearance.
After being injured following a rodeo event, Luke Madaris asks attorney Mackenzie Standfield if he can recuperate at her ranch, lest he be at the mercy of his grandmother and great-grandmother. As much as he loves these ladies, being smothered is simply not in his plans.
Although Mac is surprised by the request, she agrees, and the spark that other members of the family have noticed between the two is now front and center. For these commitment-phobes, the question is how long will they be able to hold out against the inevitable? (ST. MARTIN'S, Jun., 294 pp., $6.99)