AN IRRESISTIBLE ATTRACTION.Years ago, Emma Reardon had transformed herself from a poor farmer's daughter to an independent career woman. And though she'd sworn to never look back, everything changed while interviewing Nick Barlow. For Emma was drawn to the charming rancher whose precarious lifestyle mirrored a past she'd wanted to forget. A FOREVER LOVE? Experience cautioned Nick to rebuff the beautiful city sophisticate who didn't understand his deep ties to the land-or his proud cowboy code. Yet, when impending danger brought them together, Emma's sassy spirit and soft vulnerability set his own pulse racing. Now the stakes were higher than ever as he put his heart-and their future-on the line..