One look at the baby girl, Kade Ryland knew he was the father. For three months, Kade had posed as Bree Winston's husband at the Fulbright Fertility Clinic, while the two FBI agents investigated illegal adoptions and surrogates. Nine months later, a baby appeared but Bree was nowhere to be found. To find Bree, Kade had to reopen a case that has become too personal. But if they were never a real couple, were Kade and Bree ready to be parents? Whatever the answer, Kade had more than one reason to close this case forever.
He faked his death for good reason, but CIA operative Gage Ryland has a better reason to return. Though they broke up years ago, Gage wants to save his ex-wife - his very pregnant ex-wife - Lynette Herrington from a hit man. Obviously the baby proves she's gotten over Gage. Or has she?
While on the run, Gage feels sparks between them. But he knows he must fix a decade of hurt before Lynette will trust Gage again. But complicating his emotions is Lynette's pregnancy...and how her unborn child could be his.
Danger isn't a new thing on his ranch, but for Deputy Mason Ryland this was the final straw. Someone was targeting his family and the brooding lawman now had a new person to protect: horse trainer Abbie Baker.
Abbie's arrival suspiciously coincided with the latest attack. Soon, Mason uncovers an old secret between Abbie and the Rylands. The discovery irks him, but Mason can't ignore the threats facing beautiful Abbie. As a lawman, he'll protect her during the investigation. As a man, he'll provide personal protection through the summer nights...