Beautiful schoolteacher Emily Parker was thrilled to abandon the prim and proper East for the untamed Dakota territory. But the rustic ways of the West took her completely by surprise-as did her self-appointed protector, Drew Rutledge. The handsome scoundral's knowing grin infuriated her, while his raw masculinity made her hunder secretly for his love.
A Lakota warrior in spirit but not in blood, Drew Rutledge was bound to fight for the ancient customs of the tribe that had raised him. But he was helpless to resist the spell cast by the spirited blonde innocent. She was his destiny-and he vowed to risk everything to possess her, and to explore the hot, passionate love that would be his death...or his salvation.