Promised by her father to a nobleman's son, Catalina Fernandez de Velasco knew her carefree days were almost over. So when she happened upon a handsome horseman during a ride alone through the woods, she didn't think it so wrong to give into a passionate kiss from a man of her choosing. She never imagined the mysterious stranger would turn out to be her betrothed.
Don Diego was outraged to learn that the beauty from the woods was his wife-to-be - and outraged she thought nothing of kissing a stranger. If their marriage was to work, she would have to end her reckless ways. But getting his spirited bride to yield meant winning her heart. An impossible task, unless he could make Catalina an equal... in love, in passion and for always.