Fighting fires was Gil Gerard's life until he met his new co-worker Leah Stevenson. She was one ambitious, hardworking woman, and she wanted no special treatment around the department. Yet Gil soon found himself drawn to Leah's gentleness, and it wasn't long before she had Gil opening doors he'd thought were closed forever. But Gil had lost one love and knew the hazards of caring for a woman in Leah's dangerous profession. Did he have the strength to let Leah go, or would he dare to risk his heart again?