Cord Hardin came back to Texas seeking revenge. Hate had driven him for years and he was not going to let anything get in his way of seeking justice long overdue. Until a redhead named Kate, pointed her rifle at his chest and demanded to know what he was doing aiming his rifle at another man. Cord makes an instant and wrong assumption about her and thus starts the eternal tug of war known as a love/hate relationship. A great historical romance set in Texas after the Civil War with the hero and heroine both fighting demons from their pasts.
From back cover: The Lone Star State... It was as forthright and independent as the women who braved the rugged land, and sunset-haired Kate Calloway was as feisty an example of the breed as Cord had ever seen. A Texas woman. He had not dealt with one in a long time, but he recognized the gumption in her blue eyes. He would be a fool to question the threat behind the shotgun she leveled at his chest. He would be still more a fool to give in to the urge to take her soft body right there on the hard, dusty ground. For though he sensed that they were two halves of one whole, Kate belonged to the man he'd come to destroy. That they would meet again was certain; the only question was how long he could wait before making her his.