Stella Brannon's expedition to Wyoming Territory turned into a nightmare when she accidentally killed a drunken intruder. Even jail couldn't protect a woman branded a wanton murderess from the bloodthirsty town. The last person she expected help from was Cade Garrison, the dead man's brother.
Stella's stoic grace touched a chord in the long-embittered Cade. He spirited her away from a lynch mob, still determined to see justice done. But every obstacle they faced together weakened his resolve. For Cade was learning that love was strong enough to heal the deepest pain.