Rough and rugged rancher Thaddeus Payne lived as a recluse in the Colorado mountains, needing nothing but his warm cabin. He'd vowed he'd never allow another faithless woman into his home or his heart -- until he rescued a nearly frozen beauty and laid her down on his bed. Come spring, he'd send Sarah on her way, but during the cold winter nights, her warm creamy flesh was more than the lusty mountain man could resist. His first touch of her silken skin ignited a fire in his blood that soon blazed out of control, for the sensuous Sarah was soon returning his kisses with a fervor that nearly matched his own.
With nowhere to go and a blizzard raging, Sarah Carlton was snowbound with a man as big as a bear! The delicate, tawny-haired beauty knew she owed Thad her life, but it wasn't gratitude that made her yearn for his warm kisses and the hard length of his hot, muscular body pressed against her soft skin. Spring was just months away, and then Thad would want her gone ... unless their long nights of loving convinced him to go on savoring her sweet red lips and silken caresses, and to stay in her arms forever!