She'd been the perfect wife and mother -- until her husband left her. Bewildered, hurt, and angry, Mary Brennan was forced to begin again. Ryan Callahan was the first to offer help, and then more -- much more than she could handle. He ignited fires that threatened to consume them both. But was her do-gooding neighbor doing wrong by her? Just as she began to feel independent, she feared another tender trap. Ryan taught her courage, gave her a taste of passion she'd never forget. But could she trust him -- or any man -- with the lasting love that still lived within her heart?