Her father's will states that Cassandra Clayton must marry and have a child or she will lose her Colorado freighting empire. Cassie can curse, drive a mule train and use a whip, but can she find a husband in time?
Cassie decides a husband who is a wanted man would not want to control her business. Steve Loring is perfect. Unjustly imprisoned for murder, Steve chooses marriage over hanging-better wed then dead. But the arrogant man isn't thrilled at becoming Cassie's stud and devises his own scheme to trap her.
Steve's sensual game has Cassie longing for his touch. But Steve wants more: Cassie's love and loyalty. Cassie desires pleasure, passion and Steve's devotion-and nothing will stop her from getting it (in one of the hottest love scenes to come along).
As Steve and Cassie build a tentative peace, their enemies conspire against them. Believing that Cassie betrayed him to the law, Steve vows revenge. The loss of Steve's love and the death of her child plunge Cassie into depression. Only by clearing his name and returning to Cassie can Steve ever hope to heal the wounds of the past and build a bright new future on his own terms.
The Heiress ... Cassandra Clayton could wield a blacksnake whip as well as any mule skinner and cuss as well as any Denver saloon girl. She could run her father's freighting empire without the help of any man, but there was one thing she couldn't do alone - produce a male child who would one day inherit it all. The Prisoner ... Wrongly accused of murder and rescued from the hangman's noose, Steve Loring was just what Cass needed - a stud who wouldn't perform on command. What she hadn't counted on was the cost of his services. The Price of Love ... From the first, Steve made it clear that silver dollars would never be enough - he wanted Cass's heart and soul in the bargain. His sarcastic taunts made her dread the nights when she must give him her body, but his exquisite lovemaking made her long to give him all that he asked - and more!