Ever since she can remember, dark-eyed Susan Armitage has longed for Logan Vance -- the one man who can never be hers. But a twist of fate and her own reckless desire drive Susan to scandalize St. Louis society by agreeing to accompany Logan and his two young children on a long, perilous journey west through Indian Territory.
In the rugged Oklahoma wilderness, Logan and Susan's long-denied passion for one another can finally be fulfilled. Yet even as they glory in each other at last, they find their dreams threatened by the dangerous realities of frontier life. What began as a ruse to be together soon becomes a struggle for survival that will test the very limits of their love.