Luke Rivers is a man of his word. He agrees to marry Kate Logan when she foolishly proposes to him-after one glass of champagne too many-at her former fiance's wedding reception. And Luke, stubborn rancher that he is, refuses to renege on his promise. Kate was devastated when the man she'd always loved married another woman, a newcomer to their Oregon town. But now, not only does Luke refuse to break their engagement, he insists that Kate doesn't love Clay. She actually loves him!