Reba Farrall was lost until a kindly old gentleman took her under his wing and helped heal her shattered spirit. Now her dearest friend is gone, leaving her with a half-interest in a California gem mine. But when Chance Walkera daring adventurer who's in pursuit of priceless uncut stonessteps into Reba's life, her world is turned upside down. In the blistering heat of Death Valley, Reba and Chance confront a sizzlingattraction. But when danger surrounds Reba, their hope for a future together is threatenedunless Chance can protect the only woman he'll ever love.