CAUGHT BETWEEN PRIDE AND PASSION... Spirited Mexican beauty Damita Delacruz simmered with hatred for Brendan O'Toole, the American who now owned her beloved California rancho—and whose offer of marriage she defiantly refused. To keep her family together in the home she loved, she had no choice but to stay on as a servant. And though she desperately tried to deny her attraction to the rugged, blue-eyed interloper, his demanding kisses tempted her beyond reason.
...SHE FOUND FREEDOM IN THE ARMS OF LOVE Brendan had fallen in love with Damita the moment he laid eyes on her, and vowed then and there that she would be his. Buying up her forfeited lands, he wanted only to make her his bride and mistress of her home. But a hidden enemy was equally determined to stop him from winning the woman he loved, and Brendan would soon be forced to fight with his very life to seize the one chance at happiness he would not be denied.