Five years after bounty hunter Ross Santana caught up to the Reno gang, Lark Renault, aka the outlaw Wild Red, has made a new life for herself. But when one of the old gang tracks her down, threatening to kill her if she doesn't hand over stolen loot, she turns to Santana for help.

Since he collected the bounty on Wild Red, life has changed for Ross. He has only partial eyesight and has settled down to raise his sister in peace. But he's never gotten over Lark being shot in the standoff and, by helping her, he might redeem himself.

The last thing either of them expects is to fall in love. But as Crooks shows, the power of love can save lost souls and give happiness a chance. With her signature talent for setting the gritty reality of the west along side a sweet, tender romance, Crooks entertains with a tale that satisfies as it warms the heart. SENSUAL (Aug., 350 pp., $5.50)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin