The pain went straight to her heart Excluded from her father's will, Laura was banished from her home by her cold unfeeling stepmother. Fate offered a solution in the form of Blaise Hunter, but he accepted her as his young daughter's governess. The dynamic boss of the cattle station doubted Laura, a fragile beauty, could cope with the harsh outback. Laura, too, had doubts. Not of the land but of the man, who, instinct warned her, could cause her far greater suffering.