Rancher Austin Blackwell knows a wounded creature when he sees one. Although Annalisa Keller won't reveal how she ended up stranded in Whisper Falls, his conscience refuses to let her leave. The little Ozarks town could be the perfect place for her to start over—just as it was for him. Trying to keep his own past hidden, Austin finds himself falling for the vulnerable beauty with too many secrets. Before long, Annalisa's warmth and love of life work their way into Austin's heart…and promise never to leave.