Can the battle-scarred ranch foreman win the heart of the shy single mom, and protect her and her son from her dark past?


Scarred by my past, life has carved a whole new man out of me. A brutal tour in Afghanistan has caused me to withdraw from those closest to me, but my vow to remain on the outskirts of life is suddenly challenged by single mom, Maisie Wilson. Maisie intrigues me. She’s polite yet aloof, vulnerable yet fiercely independent. When I inadvertently stumble upon the secret she’s been keeping – a secret that, if exposed, could put her and her young son in jeopardy – things suddenly get a whole lot more complicated.

I've sworn off men, but something about Luke Callister draws me in. He makes me feel safe in a way I've never experienced. My vow to keep my distance suddenly fades into insignificance in the face of my growing feelings for him. Can I be the woman he needs, or will my past hold me in emotional shackles for the rest of my life? I may not get the chance to find out because my past is about to catch up with me in a way no one could have foreseen…