Owen Wheeler finds himself in Pinto Junction on the trail of Laveau diViere, a rustler-turned-traitor during the Civil War. Love comes his way when he stays at a boarding house run by Hetta Gwynne.

Hetta knows she not beautiful, but vows never to be treated as cruelly as her handsome father treated her plain mother. So she keeps her distance from good-looking men like Owen. But the longer Owen stays around, the more he sees Hetta’s inner beauty.

Misunderstandings abound when Laveau appears, threatening Hetta, and Owen must face the fact that his love for her is more powerful than revenge.

Exciting characters fill this continuing story of the Night Riders, tracking the evil Laveau. I can’t wait for the next installment from this wonderful author who paints pictures of strong men who aren’t afraid to be vulnerable when it comes to the women they love. SENSUAL (Dec., 366 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Evelyn Feiner