Beth Simms didn't care if Jack Reardan was ruggedly handsome, a terrific father, and the most eligible man in the small Idaho town where shed come to teach English and raise her young son alone--she had no room in her life for a roguish heartbreaker! But Jack knew there had to be chinks in her armor, and he vowed to find every one... even if it meant breaking and entering to win her trust! His wicked teasing made Beth blush, his late-night phone calls sizzled on the wires, and his tenderness for little Scotty melted her defenses, but did she dare risk caring for a man who might abandon her, as her husband had? Seduced by candlelight and Jack's utterly romantic notions, Beth found that the dreams shed left behind were still alive, but the promise Jack asked filled her with uncertainty ... and hope. Could she believe the words "I love you" when Jack spoke them with all his heart?