Nobody was going to tell Cori Pierce what to do or when to do it. Outraged by her father's murder and the loss of her inheritance, she vowed to avenge the crime and earn her independence, even if it meant signing on as an entertainer on a Mississippi steamboat. But Cori hadn't reckoned on the swarthy giant in tight buckskins who turned out to be her boss. Jacob Wolf was, after all, the cousin of the man Cori vowed to see shot, stabbed, poisoned, and hanged!
Jacob Wolf figured he'd been born under a wandering star. Why else would he have spent his youth fighting Indians, racing horses, and captaining a steamboat instead of tending his plantation, Wolfhaven? Now, though it was high time to find a wife and raise a family, and when he spied the fiery beauty who'd somehow gotten a job on his boat, he decided he'd met his match. She had the temperament of a tiger, but Jake loved a challenge, and he had all the time in the world!