Cal Patterson had been burned once by a woman and he was not going to let it happen again. Now running his ranch seemed to be all he was interested in. That was before he met the California doctor who was working in Promise to pay off her college loans. He found himself teaching her local customs, and creating DR. TEXAS (3). The main romance story by Debbie Macomber is warm and well-written, though there is a lot of repetition in the secondary characters' stories.