Theresa “Tessa” Jackson has come to Creekbend, California to live a quiet life as the new schoolteacher. The secluded mountain town is a perfect place to hide from her twin brother’s gang of outlaws. But when she finds an injured man unconscious in the creek behind her tiny cabin, her life is anything but quiet. And when she learns he is a United States Marshal, Tess fears her masquerade will soon be uncovered!
When Dillon Cade awakens in a strange bed, wounded from a shootout with one of the outlaws he’s tracking, he never dreams the pretty young schoolteacher who rescued him is the sister of the gang’s leader. She’s sweet and kind and mysterious and frustrating all at the same time, and though he’s vowed not to stop his hunt for Blade’s gang until he’s found revenge for the murder of his wife and daughter, he can’t help his attraction to the plucky young woman. Yet at the same time, he can’t stop the nagging suspicion there’s something familiar about her...