Nitika Brodie was not what Hunter Tilton expected when he met her on the stagecoach. Trying to find her a suitable husband, her uncle, Alex Brodie had meant for them to meet. Unfortunately, a stampede destroyed any chance of him seeing his latest handiwork. Now the owner of one of the largest ranches in New Mexico, former Pinkerton agent Nitika has to fight to keep what's hers. A greedy neighbor is after her land, while his son is after her. Neither one will be happy if they don't get what they want. Nitika plans to disappoint them both.
Twice burnt when it came to women, Hunter wasn't ready to try again. But his former commanding officer, Alex Brodie, had been grooming the young man as a suitor for his headstrong niece. Captivated by the raven haired beauty, he finds himself rethinking his ideals.