Behind her proper schoolmarm ways, sunny blonde Mercy Quill was the same sassy spitfire she had been as a child.
An orphan raised by Liberty and Farr Quill along with her foster brother Danny, she had always had a quick temper and often needed the loving protection of her big brother. Now she was a woman -- and running to Danny again.
Two Kentucky bounders had ridden into town with a stunning secret about Mercy's past, one that could separate Mercy and Daniel forever. Surrounded by danger, she would recognize her desperate hunger to have Danny claim her, not as a sister, but as his wife.
She knew he would stand by her against a town's cruel whispers and fight against an enemy who wanted her dead. But, if she dared to declare her love, would he respond with his dependable brotherly kindness -- and break her heart?