Beautiful Molly James had her work cut out for her: to own and operate her late father's California ranch, the Lady Jay - all by herself. Molly's Irish spirit was as bright as her flaming hair, but a young woman alone - even one as iron-willed as Molly - had little chance of succeeding at so masculine an enterprise. She'd never last, as her nearest neighbor and sworn enemy, Sam Brannigan, would be the first to suggest. Molly carried a bitter grudge against the rugged, blond giant even before she met him. She knew she must keep her distance, but the more she saw him, and the more she felt the power of their mutual attraction, the harder it was to stay away!