Shadow Ochoa is lying low in the western Kansas Territory,
waiting for his fellow Texas Rangersâ€”the Hell's Eight
brotherhoodâ€”to clear his name. That is, until he's unjustly
strung up for horse thievingâ€¦and pretty Fei Yen intervenes.
Invoking a seldom-used law, the exotic lady prospector
claims Shadow as her husband and rides off with the
bridegroom shackled to her buckboard.
Savvy, fearless Fei is single-mindedly devoted to her hidden
claim and all it promises: wealth, security and freedom. A
husband is just a necessary inconvenience and a name on
paper to hold the claim she cannot.
Shadow isn't a man to take orders from anyone, especially
from lovely Feiâ€”except that the daily friction between them
ignites into nightly blazes of all-consuming passion. Soon
Shadow is dreaming a little himself: of the life they could
have if only Fei could see past the lure of independence. If
only bounty hunters weren't closing in on him. If only he's
left standing when the impending showdown has endedâ€¦.