When he swooped through smoke and carried her from the building, Brenna Baxter could barely catch her breath. Then a glimpse of his blue eyes, chiseled features and strong hands made her hold tight. Was her savior truly the grumpy, woman-hating town sheriff? Yep, Colt Blackwell had come to rescue Brenna and the five children in her care. But his valor didn't stop there. Not only did Colt save them, he offered a temporary home on his ranch. His one provision -- his houseguest wouldn't think of making this a permanent arrangement. But he hadn't counted on Brenna's determination to bring happiness back into her rescuer's lonely life. . .