Trapping, drinking corn whiskey, and carousing with squaws -- that was what Spencer Atkins called a perfect life. He wanted no part of a wife and children while he could live in his pa's backwoods cabin as a carefree bachelor. Fresh from the poorhouse, Gretchen Ames had barely escaped bonded servitude. Her hardscrabble past a painful memory, she would marry no man who'd refuse her a home and family.
Although they were the unlikeliest couple, Spencer and Gretchen found themselves grudgingly sharing a cabin, working side by side, and fighting an attraction neither could deny.