When an on-the-job incident sends her home to her family's Hill Country ranch, Detective Aubrey Cavanaugh wants to hide away with a good bottle of vodka to ease her mind and her guilt.
She doesn't want to deal with family, friends, and least of all her former lover, Erich Harlan, who is now the ranch foreman.
Erich Harlan has his hands full with overseeing the ranch while Aubrey's parents are away. But he can see she is hurting. He might be the last person she'd turn to, but he won't give up until he knows what's causing her pain and how to make it go away.
After a dozen years apart, he's still the only man who sees her for who she is.