The Coltons were in River James's blood, thrumming as fiercely as his Native American ancestors. Joe Colton had plucked the brooding loner out of the hell of his youth and given him a taste of Eden -- a home, a family, a future. But with Eden came Eve: Joe's beloved daughter Sophie. River's attraction to her shook him down to his cowboy boots, and he'd done his best to avoid her. But now Sophie was back from her corporate kingdom, all grown-up and beautiful as ever...yet hiding a sadness River knew only too well. He could help her, as sure as he could calm the most skittish colt -- but could he continue to protect her...from himself?