Saloon Owner Gabby Wade is livid when stuffed shirt Tyler Ashburn declares his candidacy for Mayor of Sawtooth, Wyoming and promises to close down all the saloons and gambling hallsstarting with hers.
When she decides to run against him, the battle of the sexes begins. Soon the whole town is taking sides; husbands vs. wives, gamblers vs. temperance members, women vs. men.
Ty is constantly surprised by Gabbys spirit and courage. And Gabby is amazed to learn that Ty is generous and caring.
Before long disdain turns to admiration, respect to desire, but there are obstaclesthe election, her profession, his inflexibility, his fiancie and her manipulative father.
It takes a near catastrophe before they realize that they are on the same side and admit their love.
Surprises, secrets and seductions abound in this gripping and entertaining race to the election box where love proves the victor. SENSUAL (Feb., 350 pp., $5.50)