Reed Tonasket is the town bad boy. He is set apart from others by his Native American heritage and the trouble that he caused as a rebellious teenager. Reed does not care what the town thinks of him. Reed carves totem poles and is very famous for his work. Reed avoids the Anglo people in town as much as possible. He finds it difficult, however, to avoid Clare Gilroy. He hates the fact that out of all the women in the world he finds himself attracted to this beautiful Anglo woman. Clare, of course, has no idea that Reed has worshiped her from a distance.
Clare has wanted a husband for some time now and thought that the man she has been engaged to for the last few years was the man for her. Yet one look at Reed and Clare knew that he was the man meant for her. On a trip to Las Vegas, where Clare was maid-of-honor and Reed was best man, they could not deny their attraction. In a hasty decision they decide to get married. It was not until they were ready to come home that they had second thoughts about what they did.
Clare and Reed run into several problems once they fly home. They must stick together if they want their marriage to survive. This was a wonderful story about a love that will not be denied. I enjoyed reading about Clare and Reed, although I wanted to knock some since into Reed several times. This was a good story that I would not hesitate to recommend.