Determined to prove herself as capable as any man, auburn-haired Darcey O'Roarke trekked westward from St. Louis to halt the robberies that were plaguing her father's stagecoach business -- single-handed. She didn't need the protection of silver-eyed Kane Cahhahan, despite the fact that desperadoes roamed the Colorado frontier. Kane wasn't too thrilled with his new assignment either. Retrieving runaway daughters was hardly his line of business! But when he set eyes on delectable Darcey and tasted her lips in a first teasing kiss, Kane's reluctance vanished. If friendly persuasion didn't work with the feisty, green-eyed hellion, he'd kidnap her and spirit her away to a mountain hideaway where she'd get all the protection she claimed she didn't need...in his own rapturous embrace!