Winter McQuillen has a problem. In order to inherit the ranch, he must marry immediately, so he asks recently widowed Kora Adams. Though stunned, Kora agrees. The young widow has reasons for accepting the proposal. Kora believes that she attracts bad luck, and with a sister to care for she thinks maybe her luck has changed.

Kora may not be what Winter imagined in a bride, but she does her best to make herself at home on the sprawling ranch. Their marriage of convenience blossoms into something more and then Kora's bad luck returns in the form of her thought-to-be-dead husband. Once her secrets surface, Kora must decide to run or fight for love.

Jodi Thomas writes with a true love of Texas and her characters. What makes TWO TEXAS HEARTS special is the unique twist on the marriage of convenience plot created by her special brand of humor and characters who stay in your heart. SENSUAL (July, 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin