Sheriff Grayson Ryland wasn't easily shocked. But then his old flame, Eve Warren, returns to Silver Creek for the sole purpose of asking him to impregnate her. And although he's never forgiven Eve for walking away and breaking his heart, her anguish is hard to watch. Before he can reject the most hardheaded -- yet still impossibly alluring -- woman in Texas, he has to protect her. An attempt on her life thrusts the two of them into a dangerous murder investigation -- and an even more dangerous liaison. In the heat of the moment, Grayson may be able to forgive Eve...but is he willing to give her what she so desperately wants?