Clary Woodbridge might be Adder's Grove's savviest businesswoman, but no man ever gives the feisty spinster a second glance. Then, Marshal Creede Rawlins comes to town. Keeping his past a secret, Creede accepts a badge in order to trap the men who killed his brother. He asks Clary, his prim and proper landlady, to teach him manners and he, in return, will teach her how to attract a man. But instead, passion sweeps them both toward danger--and love.