Rachel Lyndon yearns to escape her scandalous past, but her dreams for a better life seem ruined after she buries her fiance on the Texas plains. Heath Renier has been evading the law by the skin of his teeth for years. Now he's found a new identity as Holden Renshaw, foreman of Dog Creek Ranch. But the arrival of his boss's mail-order bride, now a widow, upsets his fragile peace and threatens to expose his deadly secrets. Rachel knows that the mysterious and savagely handsome Holden is the last man she should trust - especially once she's seen glimpses of his 'true' nature. When he's suspected of killing his employer, she has a terrible choice to make. But the heat of his gaze ignites something seductive and irresistible within her. No matter how dangerous the road ahead, she's determined to give him the one thing he's never truly believed he deserves: her undying love.