He first comes to her in a dream, taking the form of a sleek and tawny cougar with the power to protect her. So when Raven Alexander awakes to find herself lying beside the rugged stranger, she isn't afraid. He may be an unruly cowboy with a checkered past, but Raven knows that he was sent to help her find the sacred Araphao treasure. Yet soon she finds herself caught between duty to her people and the longings of her heart.
As a rule, Tucker Farrell doesn't trust anyone, especially not women, and especially not a woman like Raven who believes in spirit guides and animal power - no matter how enticing she looks in her buckskin dress. Raven thinks he can lead her to a treasure he knows nothing about . . . but she's not the only one. With bloodthirsty bandits on their trail, Tucker has no choice but to take this wise, wild woman's life into his hands - and put his heart in hers.