She was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but is he the right man for her?
When Bríd Gallagher's coach breaks down in the middle of a muddy road in West Ireland, she hardly expects that the man of her dreams will be the one to come to her rescue. After all, she is engaged--affianced to a man twice her age in a desperate attempt to save her family from poverty. When Gavin O'Leary appears and awakens an impossible desire in her, Bríd can hardly afford--quite literally--to succumb to the temptation of a village blacksmith.
Gavin cannot wait to quit his village and make his way to Dublin. He is tired of the unpleasant rumors that have plagued him for far too long, and the suspicious looks from those he once considered friends. Pursuing a woman like Bríd Gallagher is hardly a complication he needs to introduce into his life. Besides, she's already spoken for.
But even the best intentions can sometimes be forgotten in the wake of such powerful attraction. When Bríd and Gavin find themselves closer than either of them expected, a future together is suddenly within sight... but without a stroke of luck on their side, will their happily ever after end up still too far out of reach to take hold of?