Slade Heston has been around horses his whole life. But growing up as a “rich” boy in Kentucky Bluegrass country is nothing like spending the summer as a hired hand at a Montana dude ranch with his mother, Darby, and the grandfather he never knew. A Western saddle, complete with saddlebags, doesn’t make him a genuine cowboy. Unlike his twin sister, with her perfectly planned life, Slade’s still trying to figure it all out. What he never expected was his attraction to a pretty visiting writer.
The white-capped mountains of Ghost Mountain Ranch are a far cry from the urban cityscape of Chicago where reporter Laurie Chastain comes from. She’s supposed to write stories to encourage more guests to visit the dude ranch, but Laurie has secret reasons of her own for taking the demeaning job in this godforsaken land. Had her grandfather really been a bomb-builder for a radical resistance group in the 1970s? What did the mysterious leader of the group have to do with it? Laurie’s only clue has led her to Ghost Mountain. She can’t afford the distraction of a broad-shouldered and entirely too-sexy man in a cowboy hat.
Someone knows the truth about the part Ghost Mountain Ranch played in Laurie’s life, and the terrible consequences of that past. But when the ghosts of the past threaten the lives of the living, will their growing attraction be enough to protect Slade and Laurie?
Slade’s always kept his feelings closed off, but can he open his heart to love under the wide-open skies of Montana before it’s too late?