Newly-arrived in Avalanche, Arizona Territory, itchy-footed bounty hunter Graham Corley feels ready for a change. The traveling life isn't what it used to be--and neither are the forthright, independent-minded women he meets!
The last thing he needs is a fiancée, but when Julia Bennett suggests trading his services as a pretend suitor for her expertise as a reading tutor, Graham finds himself too drawn to the fascinating authoress to say no.
As their charade gathers momentum, he realizes he is ready to put his days as a drifter behind him. But will his love be enough to tempt Julia away from her dreams of a faraway life in the city?