Sheriff Grayson Ryland wasn't easily shocked. But then his old flame, Eve Warren, returns to Silver Creek to ask Grayson to impregnate her! He's never forgiven Eve for breaking his heart, but her anguish is hard to watch. Before he can reject the most hard–headed – yet alluring – woman in Texas, he has to protect her. An attempt on her life places them into a dangerous murder investigation – and an even more dangerous liaison. In the heat of the moment, Grayson may be able to forgive Eve but will he give her what she wants the most?
Kayla Brennan doesn't want Texas lawman Dade Ryland's protection. His family hates her and their attraction is too intense. When bullets start flying, Dade shields her and her baby. But she knows that Dade thinks she's in on the crime... Kayla's testimony is all Dade should want. Especially since he suspects Kayla's involved in the death of a Ryland family member. Yet the fact that they're enemies only makes the animal attraction between them stronger. And more dangerous. For the killer is not who he seems, and is far closer than Dade ever imagined.
When Lieutenant Nate Ryland's baby daughter is kidnapped, he finds an ally in Darcy Burkhart, a woman he never thought – never wanted – to see again. Darcy's son has also been taken and they'll do anything to bring their children home. Unfortunately this is no ordinary adversary. And though Nate is used to dealing with the worst of society, even he can't predict the enemy's next move. As the search continues, Nate begins to admire the woman he once considered his greatest opponent – and desiring her in ways he never thought possible.