Kara ORiley finds a job as Jonathan Catlins bookkeeper in Texas and on their first meeting, she finds her employer to be the coldest, most heartless man ever.

Jonathan has his reasons for his bitterness. His personal baggage weighs heavy on his shoulders. He chose Kara for the position not only for her skills, but because he can use her to help a friend reclaim his child.

Kara becomes entangled in Jonathan's life, the running of his ranch, and the lives of the people he is connected to. Soon, she cannot ignore her growing feelings for Jonathan. When secrets rear their ugly heads, she must trust in Jonathans newfound love to save her.

No one writes about Texas and Texans with more authority and accuracy than Jodi Thomas. You truly believe that you not only know these people and their homeland, but understand their deepest thoughts, passions, needs and longings. This is top-notch you are there fiction and Ms. Thomas is in perfect form, writing a character-driven novel that touched this readers heart. SENSUAL (Nov., 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin