Born beneath a wandering star, spirited Maxine MacKain spent her girlhood roaming the mining towns of the California gold country. But her freedom ended abruptly when she was lost in a bet at a San Francisco gambling saloon-- to seductive Dane del Cordobes. From the moment he saw her, Dane was enchanted by the red-haired prairie wildcat. He vowed to civilize his untamed western rose.
From the breathaking splendor of the Sierra Madres to the magnificent elegance of a San Diego rancho, the amorous aristocrat pursued the elusive beauty who'd conquered his heart. But what was destined to take them beyond danger, beyond desire, and beyond their wildest dreams was their fiery love.