Hadn't she defied upper-class conventions to become a doctor? And now a troubling secret would send her north in search of answers and adventure with the exasperating Colt Hunter. Everything he said made her blood boil... yet everything he was made her heart race Mountie Sergeant Colt Hunter had sworn to protect, and he'd never met a woman more in need of protection than the headstrong doctor. Why couldn't she understand that the untamed wilderness of the Yukon was no fit place for a genteel lady? Together they traveled a dangerous road where duty warred with passion, and even Colt couldn't foresee which would win out... .