Belle Marshall has no desire to be a traditional wife. As the town healer and manager of the boardinghouse, independence is hers; a husband will only get in the way. Still, she's finding Paul Harrington, the local preacher, harder and harder to ignore each day. How can she stop their emerging romance before it begins?
Paul Harrington has given up his violent past as a Texas Ranger and turned a new leaf as the town preacher. Still, it's a constant battle to keep his former self from surfacing. Belle Marshall is just the match to set fire to the tinderbox of passions in his heart, but how can he let her in, while keeping the rest of his emotions in check? Belle and Paul will just have to keep apart. But will the rest of the townspeople let them?