When she loses everything to the powerful forces of nature, the opportunity arises to be near Cooper Conrad, her heart's desire. A girl may follow her heart in body, but her strong spirit and intense pride will prevent her from losing her self-respect. Early on, her greatest fear is that he will reject her if she professes her true feelings. Later she's troubled that he will never give up his womanizing ways.
Cooper Conrad is a rake and a rascal never at a loss for women. He's the eldest son of a deceased cattle baron who'd been dominated by his overbearing wife. Cooper swears he will never put himself in a position to be so hen-pecked. At odds with that vow is a rapidly-approaching deadline that threatens his inheritance accompanied by feelings he's never imagined when he looks at Rebecca. Will his powerful dread of commitment keep him from recognizing his true feelings for her before it is too late?