WHAT's IN A NAME? For Julia Colton, it meant the difference between war and peace, friendship and hatred. From birth, her father had taught her that the Jayhawkers of Kansas were the enemy -- especially the Murphys, who had taken the Coltons' rightful land. But when Ryan Murphy saved her from a group of Jayhawkers, she began to question her alliances. For when he stepped in like a hero from a fairy tale, Julia saw a tenderness in his blue eyes she had never seen in any man, and felt an undeniable spark between them.
From that moonlit night when he climbed to her window to steal a kiss, Ryan and Julia knew theirs was a passion that would be fulfilled at any cost. Soon the star-crossed lovers would forsake their families and risk all they had ever known for a love that defied all reason, a love stronger than bullets and deeper than blood, a love that would be just as true by any other name.