Cast adrift during the War Between the States, Shannon Conner grew to womanhood in a lonely cabin high in the Colorado Rockies. Though stubborn and courageous, Shannon is ill-prepared to deal with the predatory Culpepper brothers—and the intoxicating ardor of the man who defends her honor, Rafael “Whip” Moran.
A loner and a wanderer, a man tied to no place or promise, Whip aids the wary young “widow” who has a walk like honey and a determined grip on her shotgun. But neither the Culpeppers nor grizzlies are as dangerous to Whip as the passion Shannon offers him—passion that could cost Whip the freedom that is as much a part of him as his soul.
(Originally published 07/95)