Anthony Chambres would inherit half of his Great Uncle Cedric's sprawling Australian homestead on one condition: He must leave England behind and spend a year living at the homestead with his uncle's live-in companion, Annie Ross. Certain the young American had been his uncle's mistress, he set out for Camelot Station eager to meet the scheming tart clever enough to bleed the old man dry, and foolish enough to have a child out of wedlock. But what he found waiting for him was a softer, gentler woman, a natural beauty who was not intimidated by his arrogant, upper-curst ways. Stubbornly independent, she certainly didn't fit Tony's idea of the perfect woman-someone he could mold to what he wanted. Instead, with her proud spirit and sweet kisses, Annie made him lose all control, and he wondered if he had the courage to forsake all others and surrender to a love as untamed as the wild Australian landscape.