THE LONER'S GUARDED HEART
Upset by her father's recent death, Josie Peterson needs a break. A rented cottage in the country sounds perfect, until she finds zero amenities -- and a cranky landlord, cattle farmer Kent Black. Now Josie suddenly has time to decide what to do with her life -- all she's ever done is care for the sick, and she wants a change. But first she has to overcome her inconvenient attraction to Kent. Wounded by his past, Kent helps out by trying to resist Josie -- and he almost manages it! Michelle Douglas' The Loner's Guarded Heart (4) has a simple plot and well-defined characters, plus a sweet, slowly developing romance.