Catrina del Santos never knew love...Her father saw her as chattel to bet in a card game. The man who won her used her as a way through doors otherwise closed to him. Now both are dead, but Catrina's dreams of restoring her family's estate to its former glory are dashed when an outlaw threatens her ownership. Marrying an American will secure her claim, and she is longer a girl who dreams of love. Neighboring rancher, Jonah Prescott, is an horable man, one she trusts and respects. Can she ask for anything more? Jonah Prescott kws love too well...Accepting Catrina del Santos's proposal betrays the memory of his beloved wife, yet it offers hope for his sick son. And the young widow's fierce determination to defend her home in the face of danger stirs feelings he thought long dead. Is he ready to risk loving-and perhaps losing-again?