With her usual style and gift for characterization, the always great Gregory gives readers a tale of intense emotion spiced with the thrill of danger. Both protagonists are strong-willed survivors, so their head-butting is understandable. By adding a touch of the paranormal, Gregory puts extra-special zip into her romantic drama.
Following a bad marriage, Jace is determined to avoid romance -- he's busy enough running the family holdings. However, that all changes once he gets a load of Erinn. But evil things are afoot in Wolf River, and the Fortune ranch seems to be a prime target. Adding to Erinn's concern is her fear that the men surrounding Devon are somehow involved. (BANTAM, May, 402 pp., $6.99)