New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston tells the passionate tale of a prickly woman, a small Wyoming town, and the irresistible stranger who sets out to seduce them both.
Spinster schoolteacher Eden Devlin is desperate when she convinces rancher and nester wives to withhold sex from their husbands until they agree to end a devastating range war. But frustrated husbands resort to their own desperate measures--and hire gunslinger Burke Kerrigan to seduce Miss Devlin, " 'cause if she knew what she was missin', she'd tell our wives to let us back in the bedroom!"
With battle lines drawn between husband and wife, Burke Kerrigan has his work cut out for him. Time is of the essence as he sets out to seduce Miss Devlin. But Kerrigan quickly learns that it's not easy to hoodwink an educated woman, and the battle of sharp wits and even sharper passions that ensues results in an all-or-nothing love that takes both spinster and gunslinger by surprise.