Rico Fraser would love to return to the Fraser clan's California home, find a good woman, and start a family of his own. But first he must deal out some frontier justice to Ben Slatter, who brutally murdered Rico's mother three years earlier. So when Slatter and his gang abduct a young ranch heiress, Rico seizes his chance to bring his adversary in--dead or alive. Breathtakingly lovely Jenny Burke was born into privilege, and sentenced to a life devoid of excitement . . . until she is kidnapped. When Rico Fraser courageously saves her from Slatter, Jenny is indebted to the tough, rugged hero--but also very curious about the arrogant bounty hunter with revenge in his eyes. And as her innocent awareness grows into passion, she realizes Rico Fraser has changed her life forever. But can a man determined to fulfill a brutal vow at all costs find room in his heart for love?