Anne was suprised by Rob MacNell's initial reaction to her. Most people instantly took to her good nature & model-like beauty.
Weary of big-city life, disappointed in love, she'd returned to her family's rural Manitoba home--only to find that Rob had bought up most of the family land. If there was any dislike going around, he should be the recipient, not her, for Anne had always hoped to live on that land herself. Now this arrogant interloper had quashed her dream.
She could have ignored his peculiar antagonism, though, if only she didn't feel so drawn to the fire in his topaz eyes.