Mail-order bride Rebecca Ramsey arrives in the New Mexico territory full of dreams but they're shattered when she discovers her intended husband has been killed. If it weren't for U.S. marshal Seth Billings's housekeeping job offer, she'd have nowhere to go. Rebecca loves tending to Seth's home, but the strong and silent lawman is harder to figure out. What secret is he hiding? Caring for Jesse Cole's would-be bride is the least Seth can do. If it weren't for him, the young man would still be alive. Seth had promised to look after Rebecca and to keep her safe from Jesse's enemies. Now if only he can keep his heart safe, as well.