KILLER’S PREY (4.5) by Rachel Lee: A recent victim of a vicious attack that should have left her dead, psychologist Nora Loftis returns to her hometown of Conard City seeking refuge. When rancher/cop Jake Madison picks her up at the airport, Nora is not happy. His brutal rejection 12 years ago in high school when she asked him to the prom still lingers. Now she unexpectedly finds herself seeking refuge with Jake at his ranch. As she heals under Jake’s care and protection, long-buried feelings awaken between them. This tender story — with a vulnerable, broken heroine who gains strength and the strong, genuine rancher who helps her heal — tugs at the heartstrings.