In this breathtaking novel, New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnstonweaves a beguiling tale of two feuding familiesthe Blackthornes and the Creedsand of two extraordinary people: loner Owen Blackthorne and beautiful, headstrong Bayleigh Creed, irresistibly drawn to each other despite the desperate odds against their love.
Owen Blackthorne is a lone wolf, a man who doesn't need anyone. Then Bayleigh Creed appears on his doorstep, demanding his help in locating her missing brother. Together they head into the desolate West Texas wilderness, a Blackthorne and a Creed, mortal enemies obliged to join forces to survive. Neither counts on the unwanted attraction that draws them together, or the bitter truths that will force them apartuntil the ruthless wilderness compels them to make life-and-death choices between family and duty and love.