Beautiful, headstrong Kelsey Garrett is determined to make a new start in Portland under an assumed name. But everything changes when she runs into Jesse Danner, the hot-blooded, stubborn black sheep of the Danner family whom she has secretly loved for years. Devastated to find he doesn't even recognize her, she nonetheless agrees to help him seek revenge against a brutal land baron who once left him for dead.
Drawn into a web of greed and intrigue, Kelsey and Jesse struggle against the desire they feel for one another; a raging fire that threatens to overwhelm them both. Too proud to admit their longings, their chance for happiness is nearly destroyed when Jesse’s plan for vengeance puts their lives in jeopardy. Then they must risk all they have in a battle to survive – and to claim a magnificent future together.