Lesley Gardner had flown across the world, joined an archaeological dig in the heart of Africa, and buried herself in work to forget the crushing heartbreak she had left behind.
Yet, she had given her promise. She would go home to Oregon for Christmas. Of all the family only Lauren and her husband, Danny, remained at the ranch. And now Gregory Wilson, Danny's brother, had appeared out of nowhere, intruding on Lesley's thoughts, invading her life, determined to jolt her into the treacherous present, where sparks of desire hinted at banked fires that could blaze up to betray her-- forcing her to surrender the precious past, her memories of Phillip... daring her to seize the moment and open her heart to the passionate promise of a new love.