She had become a woman without shame. Hiding under the guise of respectable widow, Rachel Dorset had made a life for herself and her son far away from her genteel Southern past, in the raw, mean world of Arizona-Apache territory. She ran a roadhouse catering to boors, but it far surpassed her previous existence with a dissolute, abusive husband. Her only fear was being discovered and returned to her life of luxury, and terror.
J.C. Tyler was tracking Rachel Dorset and her son for her husband's hefty reward—down payment on his ranch and his dream. But the fiery redhead he found was a far cry from a genteel Southern belle.
She thought the mesmerizing stranger with the cobalt gaze was just passing through, until he saved her and her son's life during an Apache raid. After that, she was in his hair and under his skin. It was only a matter of time before she discovered there was a price on her head, and J.C. was to be the collector. Would he collect the bounty—in addition to her body and soul?