Colorado, May of 1880
When Maybelle Stewart, a farmer's daughter, is left at the altar by her betrothed, she instead marries his brother in order to avoid public humiliation. She aims to learn her new husband and the ways to his heart—that is, until her ex comes around and starts trouble. He wants her back and if he can't have her, no one can. Especially not his own flesh and blood.
Sheriff Levi Anderson, protector of Coal Valley, hates to see a lady in distress. The sassy woman who was soon to be his sister-in-law lights a fire in him like none other and he's not letting her go. When his no-good brother kidnaps his bride, he must rescue her before she disappears in the Colorado wilderness for good.
Together they withstand the strains of a new marriage and the jealous brother with a bitter heart.