He is her dream come to life. She is invisible to him . . .
Jessica is a sweet and innocent woman, held back from a life of her own.
Clint is a cut above the rest, but he’s broken, and emotionally unavailable.
When Clint’s vow to never marry and his attraction to Jessie square off, Clint finds himself at a life-altering crossroads. Will he take her innocence . . . or her heart, and change both their lives forever.
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Jessica Harper daydreams of escaping her demanding family. When Uncle Roy begs her to come to his large cattle ranch in Montana to help Mabel, his cook, she jumps at the chance. Problem is, he neglected to tell her she’d be helping to feed over two dozen cowboys with a cook who, in less than two months’ time, has run off six helpers.
Once Jessica arrives, the cantankerous cook isn’t her only problem. Right out of the chute she meets the compelling, handsome ranch foreman. Though she recognizes him as her life-long dream, she must face the fact that they are not a matched set. He’s much too . . . everything, for her. Yet, Jessica can’t seem to keep her mind or her eyes off him. Her desire runs rampant, her faith is tested, her courage fails her, and that’s all before an unforeseen disaster strikes.
Clint Wilkins, the rugged, stand alone foreman—and Gallatin County’s most sought-after bachelor—has successfully fought off marriage for years. But, before he knows it, Jessie’s sweet nature and strong character burrow under his skin, blazing a path straight for his philandering heart. When he finds himself poleaxed by the wholesome Jessie, he must re-evaluate his calloused lifestyle. But, as he tries to change, he is reminded how damaged and used up he is, and how pure she remains. Yet, he can’t seem to resist her powerful tug on his reins.
Their story is one of allure and affliction, but also of soul-tying love. Will they trust the path God has set for them, or turn away from each other for good?