Ex-Texas Ranger Rafe Bodine, thought he could leave his violent past behind him and settle down with his childhood sweetheart. But when she is murdered, that dream is shattered. Now Rafe is on a mission of revenge. He doesn't count on meeting Emmaline St. Joseph, however, a headstrong philanthropist who needs Rafe's help. When Rafe reluctantly agrees, they both discover how to survive in the wilderness and trust their lives to one another--discovering a desire that transforms their world.