Hollis Marlow had the luck but was it good or bad? of meeting Mr. Cannon Greeley the day she arrived in California to start her new job as personal secretary to a motherly widow. Almost every time Hollis saw Cannon, there was a blast of fighting. Yet why did her heart seem to sing at his nearness? The more Hollis learned about Cannon and his insatiable greed for the lush surrounding countryside, the less she like him though you couldn't tell it by the way her pulses raced at his tough. Actually, Hollis should have been delighted that Cannon was about to marry sophisticated Elise Wilson. So why did she secretly hope and wish and pray that he'd change his mind?