With little assistance and lots of determination, feisty, independent Etta Hollister has been running the Flying H ever since her father's death a year earlier. But now she must seek a wounded gunslinger's aid. They call him Johnny Cheyenne -- a dark, handsome and dangerous half-breed with mysterious fire raging behind his dusky, bedroom eyes. His is the hand Etta needs to help her keep the struggling spread going...and the protection she requires against a powerful enemy who want to break and to own her. But more than security along awaits the golden-haired beauty in Cheyenne's long shadow -- for a secret, loving tenderness resides there as well...and an irresistable healing passion that could join two proud, lonely and yearning hearts forever.