After killing a man in self-defense, Sarah Andrews must either go to prison or be part of a wife lottery. She opts for the latter, but then she finds her new groom, Sam Gatlin, with a knife in his back.

It's up to Sarah to keep Sam alive long enough to become a wife and to pay the debt she owes him for saving her. As they journey across the dangerous land, Sarah discovers that Sam is the prefect man for her, if only they can stay out of trouble.

With earthy, gritty characters, an adventurous plot and an understanding of human nature, Thomas delivers another entertaining, touching, delightful romance with an emotional intensity that warms the heart. SENSUAL (Nov., 336 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin