Sage McMurray had been gone from the Texas frontier long enough to forget its brutality. When she's taken hostage in a robbery, she's furious -- and terrified that she'll never see Whispering Mountain again. And her fears might become reality since the outlaws are preparing to auction off their pretty captive to the highest bidder. Lucky for Sage, Drummond Roak has offered twice the highest bid. He'd grown up in the years since Sage left. And though he makes his living as a gunfighter, his love for Sage has never wavered. While fighting to keep her alive, he is determined to convince his Texas beauty that beneath his wild ways is a man worth loving . . .