Julianne Parker is twenty-four and ready to take her future into her own hands. Determined to succeed and escape an arranged marriage her parents are thrusting on her, she emigrates from Chicago to the new state of Colorado to establish a school in a mining boomtown. Upon arriving, she finds that her adopted hometown is not what she expected, nor is she safe.Hugh Fontaine is poised on the cusp of achieving his every dream, provided he can win the massive fortune on the table of a poker game in Creede, Colorado. Until, through divine intervention, he’s set on a path that makes him question who he is and what he really wants. He knows for sure that he wants Julianne Parker in his life, but he’s the last thing in the world she needs.
But—what would he give to be wrong?