Diana Rennie, daughter of a wealthy rancher, attempts to persuade mystery man Del Russell to leave his grievances behind and forgive her father for past mistakes. Her careful plan turns into a disaster and results in a shotgun wedding, a prison sentence for Del, and guilt that Diana forces away.
Four years later, Del is back in her life with a vengeance—back for his rightful share of the ranch, back to prove he isn’t the criminal she thought he was, back to finish what the two of them started years ago in a smoldering daze. And he isn’t going anywhere, no matter what beautiful, treacherous Diana does or says to try to get rid of him.
For a year they battle each other between bouts of what seems perfection in the bedroom. They also must battle the elements — wildfire, drought, blizzards, a rampaging grizzly bear, a flight into the wilderness. When the house that means the world to Diana burns down and she loses the child she is carrying, Diana becomes addicted to morphine supplied by a man who has designs on the ranch and will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Diana and Del – two stubborn, strong-willed people, two opposing views, their battles become his legendary as the ranch they both love and must fight together to save.
Cat Dubie’s love of words began early – she was making rhymes soon after learning to talk. With a crayon in hand she first drew stories, with a pencil she wrote them. As for reading, she was the girl who always had her nose in a book, the one who read with a flashlight under the covers or, when the moon was full, sat by a window for hours laughing, crying, loving characters whose adventurous lives wouldn’t let her sleep.
She has traveled the world in books. She has traveled from the dawn of time to far into the future in books. Her keen interest in history determined the nature of her books, and the first Historical romance novel she read, settled the genre.
Cat also writes poetry in many forms, and has won awards and been published. She’s also brewing several picture books that she hopes to publish for her grandchildren.
After working for various levels of government, she retired and now lives in the beautiful province of British Columbia, where she indulges in her need for creating stories about romance, adventure, passion, mystery, love …