Worried when her young son Aaron disappears, widowed ranch owner Maggie Ketchum phones the sheriff. Deputy Daniel Redwing takes the call and finds the boy, earning Maggie's gratitudeand Aaron's hero worship. Soon, Daniel gets past Maggie's defenses too. But though attracted to him, she doesn't intend to become Redwing's Lady (3) in any permanent wayshe's too frightened of losing him to commit. Stella Bagwell has created a wonderful hero in Daniel, who's complicated, yet straightforward, and any woman's ideal. Unfortunately, Maggie isn't as well-developed. Her lack of self-esteem is never explained, and some of her actions are just plain confusing.