No woman on the trek to Texas was more mysterious than the russet-haired Lydia. No man was more proud than the rugged Ross Coleman. both were running from the past -- and to each other.But Lydia had vowed no man would ever touch her or take away her will. And Ross Coleman had pledged to remain true to the wife who had died giving birth to his son. Yet soon Lydia and Ross would be pulled into a maelstrom of danger and desire...unable to deny the storm of emotions gathering inside them...unable to stop the secrets that would soon pit an enemy's deadly vengeance against the strength of a woman's love.