Joe White was a blur with a six-gun, but the young lawman was blind to the trouble it would get him into—that and the fact that he was also the most dangerous and best-looking gunfighter in town. Those things made him powerful enemies, men who bushwhacked him and left him for dead.

But Joe was saved. And though his woes dwarfed those of his rescuers, the answer to their problems mirrored the solution to his own. The seven newly orphaned Shorter sisters were in danger of being separated, and only a prissy schoolmarm named Sarah Prince could save them. And while the Shorters knew that the bewitching Sara was just what the wounded marshal was looking for, he didn't know it yet. Miss Prince's kiss would open Joe's eyes to love—and one taste of forbidden fruit would keep them open forever.