Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451212160, 432pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2004
In this Coulter Family romance from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson, serious-minded Zeke Coulter's life begins to sizzle when he finally meets his match...
Zeke has no intention of getting married--until he buys a ranch next door to Natalie Patterson, a sexy divorcee with two kids, a zany extended family, and a philandering ex-husband involved in shady business dealings. When Natalie's twelve-year-old son vandalizes Zeke's property, and Natalie is unable to pay for the damages, Zeke offers to let the boy work off the debt.
As Zeke struggles to instill a sense of responsibility and self-worth in the troubled youngster, he finds his life being turned upside down by Natalie, whose sultry singing voice and striking eyes disguise her underlying lack of belief in herself or in her dream of becoming a professional singer. With rugged determination, Zeke undertakes to bolster her confidence, revive her ability to trust men...and thoroughly seduce her. But just as their attraction begins to blossom, a twist of fate gravely threatens their life together...
"Emotionally involving, family-centered, and relationship oriented."—Library Journal
"Not only does Catherine Anderson push the envelope, she seals, stamps, and sends it to the reader with love."—Affaire de Coeur