When Wyoming cowboy Jed Powers came to claim Sancia Island, he was prepared to evict a squatter--but instead found himself bewitched by a water nymph more beautiful than any wildflower. Thena Sainte-Colbet was an enchanting wildcat, an earth mother who tamed wild creatures... and she was determined to keep Jed from selling the land to developers, enough to take him prisoner in order to show him the beauties of the sanctuary that had always been her home. When the handsome devil whose voice reminded her of warm molasses and Western movies began courting his free spirit, Thena succumbed to a need as old as time--but all her sweet warmth couldn't soothe his anger and change his mind. He'd come to avenge old wrongs, but before long he understood the real dilemma: he held the keys to Thena's happiness... and she held his heart in her hands. Could she see it was his destiny to walk where she walked, to love what she loved... forever?