As the owner of a saloon in Paradise, Oregon, Cady McGill is surviving in a man's world. She can't afford to let her guard down for anyone -- especially the man in black who arrives out of nowhere to arouse her suspicions ... and her senses.
He calls himself Jesse Gault -- an achingly attractive stranger with guns on his hips and a mocking smile on his lips. But Cady has seen her share of swindlers, and she knows that Gault's charms are as deceptive as his name. She dares not trust him with what is rightfully hers. Yet even as sudden gunfire blazes, desire flares in Cady's heart. Now she must fight her own deepest feelings as a man who is not what he seems awakens a tender, abiding passion that could only be the real thing ... true love.