Rachel Rutledge is determined to murder Noble Vincente when he returns to Casa del Sol, even after a jury found him innocent of murdering her father. But when she sights him in her rifle she cannot pull the trigger.

Memories of her girlhood crush fill Rachels mind; she used to be his Green Eyes. If she is to carry out her vengeance, Rachel must tamp her feelings down.

Noble returns to a dilapidated house, a ranch with almost no stock or money, and discovers his sister no longer resides there. A letter from his father tells him there is money to get the ranch back on its feet.

In addition to their divisive problems from the past, Noble and Rachel have a common enemy who is trying to kill them and buy up their land, forcing them to resolve their differences. It will take a revelation to free Noble and Rachel from their enemies and pave the way for a bright future.

TEXAS PROUD is another good read from Ms. OBanyon. With its excellent characters and strong plot, readers will find enough action and surprises to fill an evening. SENSUAL (Mar., 394 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Evelyn Feiner