After Abbe witnesses her fiancé's murder by the Mafia, she receives an ominous threat aimed at her 3-year-old daughter. Determined to protect Jolie at all costs, Abbe heads for the small town of Shotgun Ridge, Grant Callahan's domain.

Grant's impressive dossier includes time spent in the U.S. Army's Special Forces. Thwarting terrorists and rescuing kidnap victims were, at one time, all in a day's work. Now he breeds horses at the family farm. Abbe fears she may need to abandon her child if the mob comes calling, and Grant is her chosen guardian.

Grant admires Abbe's willingness to sacrifice all for her daughter's safety. However, he has no intention of letting her run when his body and heart are screaming for her to stay. For Grant, there's only one option. He must place himself between the Mafia and the woman and child who have stolen his heart.

Fans of Neff's Harlequin American series, The Bachelors of Shotgun Ridge, will enjoy catching up with their favorite characters in this connecting single title. New readers are in for a sinful and sexy treat. (Nov., 304 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mitchell