Star Grayson was about to be married to Brett Tremayne when she discovered the shocking depths of his betrayal of her innocent love. Yet the confrontation that followed was even more horrifying, for Star was soon left with a devastating choice: marry Brett or be branded a murderer! All she could do was escape, little expecting that her refuge would be one of Natchez, Mississippi's most notorious brothels. There Star met the handsome and rugged Texan Kyle Hunter who found himself attracted to her. Star was equally attracted – until she learned Kyle thought she was a prostitute.
But both were in for an even bigger surprise when Star disguised herself and joined a wagon train headed for Texas – the same wagon train led by none other than Kyle Hunter! Somewhere along the hard trail west, Star and Kyle would have to confront the longings they could not conceal!