Bayleigh "Bay" Stewart is the sensitive middle daughter of Rip Stewart. She can't shoot or fight like either of her sisters, but she can balance the books and be a right-hand to her elder sister, Sloan, who will inherit the plantation upon his death. When Bay is captured by the Comanche, it is Long Quiet, a half-breed who's had feelings for her ever since he saw her back East, who finds her. He saves the life of a Comanche chief who has enslaved her and is invited to his village. Bay has been with the Comanches for three years, and in that time she has become strong, but she still dreams of her dream man, Jonas. But it's not Jonas who strikes a fire in her blood. Bay is given to Long Quiet as a gift and she is fearful at first, but under his gentle hand, she opens her heart to him. When someone tries to kill her, they escape, and though their feelings for each other are plain, there is one problem: he wants to stay in Comancheria; Bay wants to go back home. With a heavy heart, Bay goes home, only to discover that her father is in financial trouble and it's up to her to fix it, by marrying Jonas. There is one complication, though: she's pregnant. Long Quiet comes back into her life and agrees to marry her (Rip's shotgun was a great motivator), but he believes the only reason she wanted him was because he was rich, and the story continues to unfold. I like the way the author revealed the layers of Bay's acquired strength and delved into the relationship with her father and elder sister. The way she managed to show Long Quiet's "uncivilized" Comanche side was interesting, too. She also had me guessing as to how she'd resolve the conflict between Bay and Long Quiet. This was my favorite book in the series.