South Pass City was a mighty tough town, even by Wyoming Territory standards. And although Garrick Swenson seemed like a tough man, his sensitive soul was plagued with guilt. Then one day he rescued a beautiful lady from drowning, and Garrick suddenly thought of a way to make up for his past sins. Becky White was at the end of her rope, with no home, no money, and no father for her unborn baby. Then, like some gruff angel from heaven, Garrick came to her aid, offering the protection of his name, no strings attached. But the more time she spent with Garrick, the more Becky found herself craving a true marriage in every sense of the word.