A rugged homesteader from the Australian high country, Finch exuded too much raw masculinity for Blythe's taste. Comfortable, calm Nathan was more her type.
Unfortunately, though Nathan wanted her, he didn't want her recently orphaned nephew, Lief, whom she had raised on her own. Nathan persuaded a reluctant Blythe to foist the boy on his supposed father, Finch.
Although he was not the father, Finch nevertheless agreed to take the child—to get him away from Nathan. But Finch's challenging manner disconcerted Blythe, sending sparks down her spine... and his proposed living arrangements unnerved her even more!