Katy suddenly knew that she, her sister, and her tiny niece were the only people left in a desolate Montana ghost town. Without a horse or a rifle, they hadn't a chance of crossing a wilderness crawling with outlaws, Indians, and grizzlies. All Katy had was a steely will to survive and a Derringer in her pocket.
Then a stranger named Garrick Rowe rode down the empty main street. He wasn't a desperado; he was a rugged frontiersman with a daring scheme to bring this town back to life -- and some personal plans for Katy . . .
Gazing boldly into her lovely blue eyes, he proclaimed her his woman -- a declaration that only made Katy more independent than ever! Yet his words intrigued her; and his insistent kisses whispered that her destiny was to fight for this wild land -- and to surrender to a man with the strength, the courage, and the passion to make her dreams come true.