Released under the publisher's multi-author mini-series - "Family Matters" Joe Roberts was tenderhearted and incredibly sexy, but he was a lawman -- just like the man who had broken Maria Lightner's heart in the past. Maria tried to ignore Joe, but her little boy had other ideas. He wanted a daddy and had chosen the new sheriff as his perfect father. What was a single mother to do? AND THEN I MARRIED HIM! A wife and child were the last thing on Joe's mind when he came to town. But Maria and her adorable son had shown him what he was missing. A home. A family. The kind of love a man couldn't walk away from. What was a marriage-shy lawman to do? Silhouette Romance - # 1353 Publisher multi-author mini-series - are books, written by different authors, that follow a distinct publisher-created theme.