Desperately seeking to keep her future inheritance safe from her matchmaking stepfather, Delana Wyatt poses as Blu Cahill's wife just to get a ride out of town. But to her surprise, she loves playing house with the undercover Texas Ranger. His quiet strength and steely courage make her yearn to make their pretense a reality ... even as his code of honor keeps them at a "respectable" distance. Blu knows he never should have taken Delana along on his mission. Though having a wife does help him fit in with the ranchers while he infiltrates a ring of wire cutters, he can't justify the feelings he is having for his "missus." He has no business toying with a lady ... and the sooner he makes Delana see that, the better. Because Blu doesn't know which will be tougher ... keeping her out of the crossfire, or safe from his own burning desires.