Michal “Mike” Dunn is Wyoming born and bred and the most respected and sought after farrier in the Big Horn Basin. At forty-two, she has no intention of leaving Ten Sleep or marrying a second time. Nature has taught her that a family with a house full of children wasn’t in the cards for her. Her job, friends, horses, and the Bighorn Mountains are all she needs. That is, until a big Marine with bigger dreams comes to Wyoming for a visit and has her wishing on lucky horseshoes that he’ll be always faithful.
1st Sgt Nick “Mule” Walsh was passed around from foster home to foster home until he found a family in the United States Marine Corps. Watching his brothers settle down brings back the suppressed longing for a family of his own. When visiting his fellow Marine Reservist in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, Nick he meets Michal and aims straight for the heart. But the farrier has an iron will. She’s given him the summer, and he plans on using every ounce of stubborn Marine determination he’s got to show her their age difference doesn’t matter, and just the two of them together is all the family he needs.
With enough heat, even iron bends…