Skilled in the Mexican healing art of curanderismo, Anna Bennett lives a solitary life in the canyons of Arizona. But when a badly injured man is left to die at her doorstep, she is stunned to recognize Quinn Ryan, whom she had betrayed years ago in a desperate act that cost him dearly. Grieving and burdened by the sins of her past, Anna tenderly nurses his wounds, unable to fight the desire she still feels for this powerful man whose life she holds in her hands. Sheriff Quinn Ryan has spent six years hating the woman he blames for the tragedy that shattered his life. Forced to become the pawn of a corrupt judge bent on seizing the canyon's silver-rich lands, he's hard, bitter, and angry. But with one searing kiss, he knows the passion igniting in Anna's arms promises the precious gift of healing and forgiveness. Now, with danger closing in, Quinn will do whatever it takes to protect the woman he loves...and the future they are destined to share.