When Army Ranger Logan Montgomery returns to his family's ranch in western Montana to mourn the loss of his father, he discovers that his best friend had a little girl as a result of their lovemaking the night before he left to join the service. He sets out to prove himself to her-that he's come home to stay.
Deputy Sheriff Kendall Grant has worked hard to build a stable life for her young daughter, Marissa. When Logan discovers he's Marissa's father, Kendall refuses to believe he intends to become a doting daddy. She's convinced he'll grow bored with small-town life and re-enlist. More than anything, she's afraid this time he'll shatter both her heart and Marissa's. How can she learn to trust that this time it's forever?