With his suave manners and devastating charm, Thomas Graham could coax the skin off a snake. But he'd never encountered a woman who confounded yet thrilled him more than Rory Callahan. The redheaded beauty was a paradox -- an ornery shrew one minute, a polished lady the next, and always a delicious temptation. She wanted him run out of town on a rail; he wanted her waiting and ready in a sleeping car. Before Thomas walked the length of the Union Pacific line to win Rory, he'd use tender embraces and sensuous kisses to stoke the flames of her desire--then bind himself to Rory with a head-on collision of breathless passion.