After her father's sudden death left her all alone in the world, Angel McCloud was faced with two terrible choices: surrender her innocence to the lecherous widower who'd won her home in a card game . . . or become the bride of the man who held the other half of the McCloud mining claim. Sworn to buy back her birthright, Angel set out for the Colorado frontier . . . and an unknown future with the stranger she'd just wed by proxy.
Holt Murphy was sure that the spoiled Missouri beauty had come to Clear Creek solely to steal the Lucky Devil mine out from under him. But it seemed he'd underestimated his new wife. Feisty and fearless, Angel was ready to make some changes in a gold town booming with greed, corruption and dangerous secrets. But were Clear Creek and Holt Murphy ready for the grit and passion of Angel McCloud?