Conversation gets pricklier than a cactus and desert temperatures are bound to rise when American common sense meets British nobility in Arizona Territory.
Susan Mellott doesn't pay much attention to the outlandish Englishman who joins her family for the last leg of their overland journey She considers Alexander Dorcester a source of bowing and boot-polishing amusement until he helps scare off a couple of curious Apaches on their last day on the trail. The Brit's and her paths part in Gateway, and even though she knows he will be visiting his parents just five miles away, her family's new general store requires so much attention she mostly forgets about the Redcoat. Until he arrives to do some shopping with his oh-so-proper mother. He returns alone the next month, then again the week after, and the week after. Not sure of his intentions, Susan decides to encourage Alex a little. Next thing she knows, he's bolted for England.
Or has he? Time and distance and secrets cannot end a friendship that is meant to be love.
Sass Meets Class. A sweet romance in which two mismatched people discover they are just what the other needs.