Chantilly Lace Tansen, known as "Lacey" is the epitome of her name. Small in stature, delicate features with the appearance of someone who needs a man's protection. But there the resemblance ends. Strong willed, loyal to her family and home, she fiercely protects her independence, yielding to no one.
She is devoted to her older brother but when he sends a stranger to run their ranch in his absence she is furious. She is drawn to the tall stranger with troubled eyes yet at the same time she fights him with all her will. Lacey finds herself in a battle not only to keep her ranch and independence but not to lose her heart in the mist of it all.
Steele Blake is a man befitting of his name. He is strong of body and mind with steel gray eyes. He anticipates no problems when he agrees to take charge of his friend's ranch but when he meets Lacey Tansen he soon finds himself in territory charged with emotions and needs that surface at their own will. To win her to his side without repeating a past that still haunts him, becomes a battle of its own.
Sparks fly and fire ignites between Steele and Lacey as they both fight against each other and their own growing passions.