The Wedding Lottery trilogy comes to a close with this action-packed, heartfelt story of a rugged army captain and the independent bride his father "buys" for him.

Captain Walker Larson goes along with the proxy wedding to keep his father happy but intends this to be a marriage in name only. Then his bride, Lacy, arrives, demanding he consummate the marriage. After a hasty coupling she returns to run the newspaper.

Two years later Walker is assigned to protect Lacy from a killer. Forced to live together, they discover what it means to be husband and wife. But they may not survive the evil stalking Lacy.

Thomas continues to demonstrate why she is one of the finest western romance writers today. Strong characters, pulse-pounding action and sizzling sexual tension are all here in great degrees. SENSUAL (Nov., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin