Sweet, gentle schoolteacher Natalie Brock's life changed forever when handsome rancher Mack Killain branded her with his masterful kisses and gave her a tantalizing taste of true passion. Ever since that first sensual tasting, Natalie knew Mack was the only man for her. Trouble was, the rough-edged loner had sworn off marraige - especially to an innocent rose like her - and told her so on more than one occasion. But Natalie wasn't giving up. For Mack had taught her the best was worth fighting for ... and Natalie would not settle for anything less than all his love!