Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440234715, 368pp.
Publication Date: March 6, 2001
In this breathtaking novel, "New York Times" bestselling author Joan Johnston" "weaves a beguiling tale of two feuding families the Blackthornes and the Creeds and of two extraordinary people: loner Owen Blackthorne and beautiful, headstrong Bayleigh Creed, irresistibly drawn to each other despite the desperate odds against their love.
Owen Blackthorne is a lone wolf, a man who doesn t need anyone. Then Bayleigh Creed appears on his doorstep, demanding his help in locating her missing brother. Together they head into the desolate West Texas wilderness, a Blackthorne and a Creed, mortal enemies obliged to join forces to survive. Neither counts on the unwanted attraction that draws them together, or the bitter truths that will force them apart until the ruthless wilderness compels them to make life-and-death choices between family and duty and love.
"Joan Johnston continually gives us everything we want ... fabulous details and atmosphere, memorable characters, a story that you wish would never end, and lots of tension and sensuality."— Romantic Times