Together the lovers rode the terrifying Sierra ranges. Jaime Chandler, searching for her father, was in the care of the one man who could lead her safely to San Francisco. Cord Austin, kidnapped and raised by the Apache, had been branded a savage by white society. His bitter past had made him vow never to let passion sway his heart, and his passion for Jaime was a mirage he vowed to leave behind on the dusty trail.
Still guarding the dark secret of his heritage, Cord rejoined the vaqueros on the golden coast. The search for her father led Jaime to a clifftop castle lush with vineyards and exotic flowers. Through a web of intrigue, deceit, and danger, she and Cord had to find their way to seize again the dazzling dream their destiny had promised.