She was everything he could ever want in life, but Jake Kendall knew Amanda Marlow would never be his. She had come to the Diamond K horse ranch to research her new novel and had slowly managed to capture his heart. But Jake's world stopped at the ranch's boundaries, and his was a life he was destined to live alone. He had forfeited his freedom to leave and to love a long time ago.
Jake Kendall was the most complex man Amanda had ever met. He spurned every attempt at friendship: yet deep in his eyes Amanda could sense a longing so strong it threatened to consume her. Whatever tormented the hardened rancher, Amanda was certain it would be love that would set him free.