Molly James had her work cut out for her...to operate her late father's California ranch, the Lady Jay...all by herself. Molly's Irish sprit was as bright and hot as her flaming hair, but a young woman alone? Even one as iron-willed as Molly had little chance of success. Particularly with her nearest neighbor a haughty but handsome Sam Brannigan, who wanted her to fail. Molly carried a bitter grudge against the rugged, blond giant even before she met him. She knew she must keep her distance, but the more she saw him, the harder it was to stay away. Would she be risking her future if she surrendered her heart?