Horse trainer Alaina Blackhawk agrees to finish training a skittish stallion for new owner D.J. Bradshaw, not knowing he's secretly trying to buy her family ranch. Sheltered for most of her life, Alaina is happiest among her animals, but she can't resist the heat generated when D.J. sweeps her into his arms. As she falls for the wealthy rancher, Alaina wonders if the secret of her "special" talent will drive him away. Blackhawk's Bond (4), Barbara McCauley's latest visit with the Blackhawk family, is beautifully written, with heartwarming characters and family situations.