Emily Cordelia Mason Brockinger was a proper lady, Boston born and bred. So nothing could have shocked her more thoroughly than Cloud Ryder's outrageous proposal: he would guide her safely to her brother's home in the San Luis Valley . . . if she shared his bedroll on the way.
Stranded and helpless in the vast prairie, she had no choice. And from the moment his bold lips touched her burning flesh, she knew she would take a perfectly indecent delight in fulfilling the terms of their bargain.