Longing to experience the excitement of the frontier land she read about in American dime novels, impetuous Kate O'Donovan leaves Ireland behind and travels to New Mexico to marry a man she has never met. But her grand adventure takes a turn for the worse when the tempestuous beauty is abducted by ruthless bandits and a turn for the better when a daring hired gun comes to her aid. His name is Caddo, a dangerously handsome half-breed outlaw just one step from the gallows and superbly qualified to steal back a stolen bride-to-be. But once a thief always a thief especially when he sees something he passionately desires. And now that Caddo has found the sensuous Irish spitfire, he is never going to let her go.