Determined to locate her missing husband, New Orleans belle Julia Bonneaux and her young daughter have made a long and dangerous journey to the Wyoming territory. But at Fort Laramie Julia finds, instead, a piece of her past as she comes face-to-face with Major Andrew Garrett: the dashing rogue she had secretly married six years before, the Union spy who had betrayed her...and the man she thought was dead all these years.
Time has eased the pain of Andrew's months in a Confederate prison--but not the memory of Julia: the temptress who had enticed him, the woman who had nearly destroyed him...and the wife who now wears another man's ring. When she walks back into his life, asking for his help, Andrew is torn between duty and desire. Now, with his career--and his heart--in jeopardy, he must choose between the misunderstandings of the past and the promise of a new beginning.