Fiery Sarina Azevedo was a Californio, with a heart as wild and proud as the magnificent untamed land she loved. Yet her desire and her destiny were both denied her. Her first love was the land. Vallecitas, the magnificent ranch that was her birthright. But fate had drawn her into the demanding arms of her father's bitterest enemy, Lang Rossiter, the land-hungry Anglo whose touch set her smoldering passions aflame. . . . There was only one way Sarina could have them both: the land that was her legacy, and the man her body and soul cried out for. . . and though her father, el senor, would never forgive her, she would defy her very heritage to seize the happiness she knew love promised. . . .