Reba Farrall was lost until a kindly old gentleman took her under his wing and helped heal her shattered spirit. Now her dearest friend is gone, leaving her with a half-interest in a California gem mine. But when Chance Walker a daring adventurer who's in pursuit of priceless uncut stones steps into Reba's life, her world is turned upside down. In the blistering heat of Death Valley, Reba and Chance confront a sizzlingattraction. But when danger surrounds Reba, their hope for a future together is threatened unless Chance can protect the only woman he'll ever love.