All her life everybody has been telling Cady Tanner what to do. From her parents to her overprotective brothers everyone thinks they know what is best for her. So after going back to school she heads out to the Arizona Territory to teach and finds the man she shared an intoxicating kiss with two years ago but was harshly rejected.
Captain Kane Carrington sent Cady away two years ago knowing he couldn't bear to lose her. Army life and the Arizona territory are no place for a woman, or so he kept saying. Everytime he tries to push her, Cady keeps pushing right back. Afraid that Cady will turn to be like his dead wife, who cheated on him, Kane isn't sure he should trust his feelings.
Cady set out to prove him and her family wrong. Out in the hot, dangerous desert Cady has to learn how to survive and how to make Kane realize their destiny together.