Cynical ex-soldier Cutter Blackwell left Texas on a mission: find his adopted brother's long-lost sister and bring her home. But the moment Cutter met shy schoolteacher Sara Gunter, something unbearably tender wrapped around his battle-scarred heart. She was everything a confirmed bachelor shouldn't want. A gentle-hearted beauty who believed in fairy-tale endings. An innocent rose who had never experienced the pleasure of a man's kiss. Yet something about Sara's smile made the avowed loner want her as his own. But once she learned who he really was, could he regain Sara's trust and make her realize that she was meant to be his?