Stacy Adams's world collapsed with the sudden death of her father. She had to figure out what she wanted to do with her life now that she was wealthy and alone except for her dog and her horse. The secluded family cabin in a Texas valley seemed a perfect place to think. But when Stacy met the arrogant rancher, Cord Harris, all her hopes of peace and serenity vanished. Especially when Cord said, "Go back to the city, where you belong." It was exactly the wrong thing to say to Stacy. It made her fighting mad-and determined to stay! Janet Dailey wrote No Quarter Asked, her first novel, in 1974 to prove that she could write a better romance novel than the ones she had read. The book was accepted by Harlequin, making her their first American author. She eventually wrote a total of fifty-seven novels for Harlequin, including one set in every state of the Union. Dailey started in the mass market field in 1979 with Touch the Wind, which marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list.