Cattle ranching is big business in Texas —and so is cattle rustling. It’s a lot easier now, thanks to large trucks and cell-phone communication and when the prize is stealing from one of the richest men in the state, it’s not only profitable, it’s a pleasure.
When a series of cattle thefts plague the Broken-A ranch, several extra ranch hands are hired, including an undercover Texas Ranger, BEN STEVENS. When threats to the Broken-A and its residents surface, the Ranger is given an additional assignment. Protect the daughter of the owner.
When Ben is assigned to guard the house and the owner’s twenty-four-year old daughter, the sparks fly and his patience is immediately tested. Her stubbornness ignites his temper which then turns into desire. Something he wasn’t looking for and definitely didn’t want. He has a job to do and he’s determined to ignore the growing attraction to the owner’s beautiful and feisty daughter. His job must come first.
When Ben gives orders, he expects to be obeyed, but Meredith informs him that she will only take orders from two men in her life—her father and her husband, and since he’s neither, he can just get out.
MEREDITH ADAMS is an independent young woman, used to taking care of herself. She’s rightfully proud of the fact that she can ride, rope and shoot as well as most of the men on the ranch, so her temper flares when Ben gallops into her life and starts telling her what to do.
True to her self-sufficient nature, Meredith listens to Ben’s instructions and then does as she pleases. To keep this spirited cowgirl safe, Ben knows it will take all his skills and training. He also knows that to resist her kisses will take a miracle.
When she disappears, Ben already knows he’s fighting an enemy who is willing to go to any length—even murder, to win. With equal determination, he’s willing to move Heaven and Earth to find her—and make those responsible pay, but time is running out to find her alive.
While she is being held, Meredith never gives up hope that Ben will ride up on his steed to rescue her, but she’s also not willing to passively wait for him to arrive. She’s a Texan and would die trying to escape rather than die at the hands of her captors. As for Ben, well, there has to be a way to get this wrangler to settle down and as soon as she gets home, she’ll figure out how to lasso this Wrangler For Hire.