Mariah loves her fiancé, Seth Travers. But when Seth leaves to make his fortune in Montana, ahead of her arrival, she starts thinking for herself.
Finally arriving by steamboat, Mariah learns that Seth has taken ill and sent his best friend, Creed Devereaux, to escort her to Virginia City.
Mariah wants nothing to do with the rough-edged bounty hunter who’s just killed a half-breed murderer in front of her. But an unexpected detour sends the pair through dangerous mountains… alone.
Forced together, their loyalties to Seth are put to the test while their path converges with a man who has Creed dead in his sights.
RITA Nomination, Romance Writers of America
“An action-packed, sensual love story, brimming with danger and peopled with an unforgettable mismatched couple who overcome all odds to find true happiness.” ~Harriet Klausner, Romantic Times