Hoping to escape her lonely life by journeying into the untamed West, Sarah Hancock plans a marriage of convenience but instead is swept off her feet by rugged scout Orion Beaudine, with whom she forges a scandalous relationship.
After her mother's death, Sarah Hancock welcomed the chance to leave her lonely life in Connecticut for a new start in the untamed West. There, she intended to marry her childhood friend, and live a life filled with adventure. But when Sarah arrived at Fort St. Charles she was swept off her feet by a warm and tender stranger.
Swiftly, Orion Beaudine strode into Sarah's life and swiftly, he filled her heart with desire. The handsome, rugged scout was all that her fiance was not, and he set out to win her with fiery kisses, moonlight walks and gentle caresses. Their passion sparked a scandal and forced them to seek sanctuary in the dangerous wilderness. With a blanket of stars above, and the mountains beyond, Sarah and Orion lost their worldly cares and discovered a love for all time.