U.S. Deputy Marshall Matt Tolliver Langtry has his hands full with an escaped prisoner, a liquored-up lynch mob and an unpredictable breathtaking hellion who'd do anything to save her brother.

Jessie Hammond knows her brother is innocent. When her rescue attempt fails and her brother is killed, she is heartbroken but resolves to prove his innocence and find the real killer despite the handsome lawman on her trail. The last thing she needs is to be distracted by the passion that springs up between them. Even when Matt declares his love, Jessie cannot trust him and runs off. Matt races against time to find Jessie and prove his love, find the real killer, clear her brother's name and confront the man who could be his half brother, wealthy rancher Morgan Tolliver.

Readers will be captivated by this fast-paced, action-packed western that thrills from the first page. Well-rounded characters, good plotting and the search for family roots is compelling and enticing. SENSUAL (Mar., 350 pp., $5.50)
Reviewed by: 
Maria Ferrer