This sweet historical western romance was originally published in the Gunsmoke and Gingham anthology.
US Marshal Kirby Matheson is on his way to testify at a trial when he comes across an injured woman on the trail. Although he risks missing the trial, he can't leave her to the elements and goes out of his way to take her to safety.
When Hannah Wilde is rescued by a handsome stranger after being thrown from her horse during a storm, she finds herself growing to like him, much to her dismay. He's exactly the kind of man she's sworn never to get involved with – a lawman!
Kirby feels a connection to Hannah unlike any he's never felt with another woman. He's sure she feels the same, so why is she being so frosty toward him? And why is he suddenly thinking about giving up the one thing he's always valued – his freedom?
Hannah is determined to resist her growing feelings for Kirby. However, when danger follows him, Hannah realizes she could lose him forever - unless she's already too late.