Hank and Chloe are as star-crossed as Romeo and Juliet - but sexier and a lot more fun. This is a love story with a salsa bite and a winning heart. Chloe Morgan is a thirty-three-year-old part-time waitress, small-time horse trainer, and full-time thoroughly toughened western woman living in a corner of the dwindling canyonlands of Southern California. Calloused and wary, Chloe allows herself to love with total abandon and has complete faith in only her horse and her dog. That is, until a quirk in the weather and a sunrise funeral service cause her to cross the path of Henry Oliver, a sedate professor of folklore at the local college who, like Chloe, has his reasons for holding back. But once Hank steps inside Chloe's makeshift cabin in the hills, Chloe realises she must come to terms with her losses and decide between the life of solitude she had always thought was her fate and the love of a man who seems all wrong.