Small town texas. Big time trouble. It's hard to be a woman in the Wild Wild West. And if that woman is wearing a badge and slinging a six-shooter, it's even harder. Especially for any foolhardy man who gets in her way . . . The frontier town of Ring Bit, Texas, has a way of attracting trouble. Shootouts. Showdowns. Shady drifters. But it's never seen anything like the mysterious gunman Hawkshaw. Is he good or evil? As the town marshal, it's Tennessee Smith's job to keep an eye on him. Which is okay because he sure is easy on the eyes . . . Of course, Tennessee needs another man in her life like she needs a hole in the head. This mail-order bride-turned-widow is raising three young stepsons on her own. And now she's taking the boys to Austin to get married again. Between outlaws and in-laws, she's got her hands full. When Tennessee's stagecoach is ambushed-and she's taken hostage-she could use help to shoot her way out. Even if that someone is a dangerously mysterious gunman named Hawkshaw . . .