Jake Tanner goes to collect on a debt and comes back with a bride he doesn't want and can't keep his hands off of. Grace Marshall is determined to honor her marriage vows, but one step forward with Jake always leads to two steps back. When Jake's past shows up on the doorstep in the form of a wife he thought was dead, Grace has had enough. Now Jake has to figure out how to keep the wife he wants and shed himself of the wife he doesn't want. And one of those wives wants him dead.
FIRST PLACE - 2002 ERA AWARDS - HISTORICAL ROMANCE
THIRD PLACE - 2002 LAUREL WREATH AWARD - HISTORICAL ROMANCE
FINALIST - 2002 EPPIE AWARDS