Annie Calhoun thought her luck had just run out. Raised by the most notorious gang of outlaws in Texas, she served as their lookout - and she'd just been caught by a lawman who looked all too familiar. It had been a few years sicne Annie had rescued the young Sheriff Elijah Larson from death, but his rugged good looks and cool green eyes had blazed in her memory and her dreams.
Eli couldn't believe it. He owed his very life to the scruffy little vixen he had just captured. He felt compelled to plead her case before the judge, but he wasn't prepared for the court's unusual resolution: marriage. And when he agreed to make her his wife it was to save her neck and turn her into a lady, not into the tantalizing beauty whose innocent seduction would tempt him beyond endurance, awakening passions buried deep in the heart of a tough lawman, and make him forget all but his Outlaw Bride.