When a Texas-born soldier branded as a traitor falls in love with his beautiful hostage, payback can be a double-edged sword in USA Today–bestselling author Patricia Potter's intensely passionate western historical romance Once a decorated army officer, Rafe Tyler was convicted as a thief and a traitor, and spent 10 years in prison. Now he's ready to exact his long-awaited revenge. His thirst for blood takes him to Colorado to destroy the man who framed him. Sheltered Boston beauty Shea Randall arrives in the rough-and-ready western town to reunite with the father she believed long dead. Instead, she is abducted by a darkly handsome outlaw. Her only hope for survival is to escape the mountain lair she is forced to share with her captor. But Shea is reluctantly drawn to the desperado whose fiery passions inspire her own—and whose forbidden desire for her sets him on a rocky road to redemption and hard-won love.
Patricia Potter is a USA Today-bestselling author of more than fifty romantic novels. A seven-time RITA Award finalist and three-time Maggie Award winner, she was named Storyteller of the Year by Romantic Times and received the magazine's Career Achievement Award for Western Romance. Potter is a past board member and president of Romance Writers of America. Prior to becoming a fiction author, she was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and the president of a public relations firm in Atlanta. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.