Dr. Margaret Prescott is desperate and scared. After witnessing her ex-husband's murder, she knows she must do anything to protect her son from the men who killed Nicky's father -- and who think she knows where her ex-husband hid a fortune he embezzled from the leader of a vicious criminal gang. With no where left to turn, Maggie heads to the one safe haven she'd always known as a child -- the rodeo circuit where she spent summers with her rambler of a father.
She lands a job providing medical care to injured cowboys, never expecting to find friendship -- and more -- with one of them. She also never suspects that roper Colt McKendrick is anything more than he appears -- a down-on-his-luck cowboy trying to make money fast on the rodeo circuit. She would never believe he was a burned-out FBI agent sent to investigate her. How far would he go to see justice served? [from author's web site]
Winner of the Couer du Bois Heart of Romance Reader's Choice Award for Best Long Contemporary, 1999.