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, Raphael “Whip” Moran.
A loner and wanderer, a man tied to no place or promise, Whip aids the warry young “widow” who has a walk like honey and a determined grip on her shotgun. But neither the Culpepper nor grizzlies are as dangerous to Whip as the passion Shannon offers him . A passion that could cost Whip the freedom that is a s much a part of him as his soul.