Cattle and sheep just didn't mix, everyone in Wyoming knew that. So the favored daughter of one of the territory's most-respected cattle ranchers should have known better than to fall in love with Stuart MacCallum, the son of a local sheep farmer. Before, Mariah Garrison had always followed the rules; she'd known who she was and where she was headed. But after one unforgettable kiss, the young beauty lost sight of everything except the rugged sheepman - and he did the same. And while it was hard to enjoy a proper courtship when her pesky papa wanted to kill her beau, in Stuart's strong arms Mariah couldn't help thinking that the best thing she'd ever done was forgetting herself.