FOLLOWING HER BROTHER'S DREAM TO GO TO CALIFORNIA, LAUREN HAYDEN LEFT HER KANSAS FARM BEHIND HAVING NO IDEA THAT SHE WOULD SOON BE SWEPT AWAY BY DREAMS OF HER OWN. When she met Clay Garrett, the strikingly handsome leader of their wagon train, she found herself affected in ways she'd never imagined. Yet she could not ignore the glaring truth that Clay had fought for the South in the Civil War.
Clay Garret had noticed Lauren the moment she stepped on the wagon train. This raven-tressed beauty was the finest woman he'd ever seen. But Clay knew that Lauren only saw him as a reminder of the Confederate soldiers who had killed her kinsmen. Now, he had to prove to her that he wasn't the cold-hearted man she had branded him. And when he bares his tender side, Lauren feels her hatred growing weaker...until she finds herself in jeopardy of abandoning all reason to a forbidden, searing desire.