Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her
latest novel for the emptiness of the desert. Answering an ad to be
“heiress” to a vast cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory, Kate hopes
ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels. But there’s
no room for mistakes on a working cattle ranch, and Kate is ill-prepared
for her new life. She quickly learns that dawn comes early, but she’s

Having been abandoned by a string of men, Kate has
no intention of ever marrying. But she didn’t expect to meet Luke Adams,
either. Luke awakens feelings inside Kate she doesn’t recognize, and
his steady presence is a constant distraction. She has only written
about love in the past, never known it herself. But her feelings for
Luke stand in the way of all she has to gain if she is chosen as the
heir …