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When Bianca King takes a much needed break from her thriving veterinary practice to go home and help her father save his South Carolina ranch, she encounters chaos. When neighbor Kahron Strong offers to lend a hand, Bianca is more than willing to accept. Her father may have a problem with it -- Kahron has his sights set on purchasing the ranch -- but Kahron is head over heels and won't let anyone stand in his way. When a series of accidents endangers Bianca, Kahron steps into the role of protector and soon finds himself evaluating what's more important, possessing Bianca or her family ranch.

Bryant transports readers to the rural South in her latest. Well-developed characters that are multidimensional make the story realistic. Bianca comes across as a strong and motivated heroine, yet she maintains her femininity. Kahron, without being too alpha a male, possesses a caring nature, strength and patience. Explosive chemistry between the two makes for steamy reading that will be difficult to put down. (Jun., 304 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton