The rich city-girl and the cowboy clash wills, ignite tempers—and passion. Amid a mountain blizzard, Emily Northrup returns to her hometown to nurse her ailing aunt Sid and finds her already cared for by the man Emily has vowed to avoid—arrogant yet fascinating Cal McDonald. He’d scorned nineteen-year-old Emily’s come-on, and for eleven years, every time they met, they clashed. And when she’s stuck in a snowdrift, who would carry her to safety? Who would Emily have to stay with for the next few days? One irritating, hungry-for-her Washington state orchardist, who’s now in hot pursuit. But is Cal after Emily, or her aunt’s land? Is Cal’s butterfly city-girl home to stay? Matchmaking bets explode, amid rural landscapes and powerful emotions.