Rosa's friend warned her not to look at Esteban Cesare that he was evil and once she looked upon evil she was doomed. But she felt sorry for the handsome ranchero. He had finally returned after having been abducted sixteen years ago by renegades and no one but his family welcomed him home.
Rosa didn't heed her friend's warning. She looked upon him... and sealed her fate.
Esteban Cesare had no intention of honoring is father's request that he marry and besides no decent ranchero would allow his daughter to wed a renegade. Without viable candidates, he had nothing to worry about until he saw Rosa Mendez. He couldn't take his eyes off the petite beauty and he couldn't stop thinking of what he'd like to do to her.
But then he was no gentleman... he was a renegade.