Jake Dalton has finally found his place in the world. A family physician in his small hometown of Pine Gulch, Idaho, he enjoys the satisfaction of caring for people he's known all his life -- and he especially enjoys knowing he's more than just the quiet, bookish Dalton brother who never truly felt like he belonged on the ranch.
Jake's comfortable life is thrown into tumult by the not-so-triumphant return to Pine Gulch of Magdalena Cruz, battered and broken. He hid it from everyone, especially her, but Jake has always been a little in love with Maggie. He knew it wouldn't have done him any good to show his interest to her. Maggie despises everything Dalton and blames his family for her father's death. Now Maggie has suffered another terrible loss serving her country and has returned to Pine Gulch to recover.
She never expects a Dalton, of all people, to work his healing magic on both her body and her heart. [from author's web site]