1870 – Texas
Headstrong Amelia Donovan can’t get anyone to pay attention to her ideas on how to track down the thieves that have been plaguing her father and neighboring ranchers. In their minds, a woman should focus her attention on keeping house and raising children, not on livestock or rustlers. But maybe the Texas Ranger who’s been called in to investigate will listen to her.
Ranger Jake Thornton has never encountered a case quite like this one. He is committed to the task of finding out who’s behind the mysterious string of cattle thefts, but he didn’t expect to have to ride herd on an unpredictable group of ranchers as well. On top of that, he has to deal with Amelia Donovan. With her wild ways, Amelia is unconventional, to say the least…and certainly not the kind of woman Jake would expect to draw his interest.