He’s heartsick and battle-weary.
Maverick Carson returned home from war with too much pain and not enough honor. Searching for a way to forgive and forget, he quits The TEAM and starts walking. He's made it to Wyoming when the sight of a pretty girl riding a massive draft horse steals his breath. After the hillside beneath the horse gives way, Maverick rushes straight into the world of China Wolf, the headstrong owner of the Wild Wolf Ranch and the owner of the finest Percherons in the country.
She doesn’t need a man in her life.
Never has. Never will. China Wolf has responsibility enough between the rowdy horses she loves, the wayward sister she tolerates, and the precocious niece she adores. Besides, Maverick’s made it clear he’d rather hit the road than hang around her ranch. Why should she care? She doesn’t, not until she glimpses the cowboy beneath all that angst. Maybe she needs a man after all.
Just. This. One.