There could be nothing between Shelby Campbell and Senator Alan MacGregor. Alan's father had said a MacGregor would as soon have a badger in the house as a Campbell. Shelby's response was that given the MacGregors' idea of housekeeping, a badger wouldn't be an unusual addition. Bu the long-standing feud couldn't stop the attraction between the serious Alan and the more flamboyant Shelby. Nothing was going to keep Alan MacGregor from getting what he wanted, but nothing could make Shelby forget the tragic loss of her senator father. How could she risk loving a man who was following in her father's footsteps?