She was his best buddy's widow. The epitome of Southern
refinement. And, since high school, a secret passion in rough-hewn
Jase McGraw's heart. Now Allison Rhodes had unexpectedly arrived on
Jase's doorstep, seeking a friend, forgetfulness and the broad
shoulders of a man she could trust.
Well, a man had to do what a man had to do. So the rugged Red Bluff
sheriff took Allison in. But a merciless heat wave forced them to
share a bedroom-and shelter an adorable newborn-igniting
Jase's every forbidden desire to make Allison his without giving up
his ironclad grip on his heart .