REBELS IN A PROPER OREGON TOWN, THEY COULD NOT ESCAPE THE YEARNINGS OF THEIR HEARTS
Beautiful, headstrong Kelsey Garrett is determined to make a new start in Portland under an assumed name. But everything changes when she runs into Jesse Danner, the hot-blooded, stubborn black sheep of the Danner family whom she has secretly loved for years. Devastated to find he doesn't even recognize her, she nonetheless agrees to help him seek revenge against a brutal land baron who once left him for dead. In a marriage of convenience, she will provide him with the entree he needs into the city's wealthiest circles. Entranced by the lovely renegade, Jesse will honor their agreement: once his plot succeeds they are to part ways forever.
Drawn into a web of greed and intrigue, Kelsey and Jessee struggle against the desire they feel for one another, a raging fire that threatens to overshelm them both. Too proud to admit their longings, their chance for happiness is nearly destroyed when Jesse's plan for vengeance puts their lives in jeopardy. Then they must risk all they have in a battle to survive --- and to claim their magnificent future together