Five years ago, Judd Dunn, a hard-edged Texas Ranger, put
Christabel Gaines's father behind barsâ€”where he belonged.
But Judd's involvement in Crissy's life was far from over.
With their jointly owned ranch on the verge of bankruptcy,
Judd wed her in name only, promising to save their land and
vowing to ignore the sexual tension between them.
Now, just when Judd decides to release Crissy from their
sham of a marriage, he is blindsided by a bloodthirsty foe
who is setting the stage for unspeakable evil by preying
upon Judd's greatest weaknessâ€”his wife. No longer a
starry-eyed schoolgirl, Crissy's a smart, fearless woman
with unfulfilled desires. And she will do anything in the
name of loveâ€”including taking a bullet for her husband.
With their very lives at stake, Crissy and Judd must
confront their darkest demons, their new rivals and their
deepest desiresâ€”and face up to a mutual destiny they cannot