They were strangers on Lakota land, and although a family curse prevented Tiernan McKenna from finding love, it couldn't stop him from rescuing Ella Thunder. The daughter of a shaman, Ella was fearful of the power within herand of a killer she'd long thought dead. With the Lakota beauty in mortal danger, Tiernan offered himself up as her protector, insisting they stick together 24/7. Remembering his family history, Tiernan knew acting upon their intense attraction was a dangerous line that would be wrong to cross. Even though the thought of it felt so incredibly right.