The careful balance she finally strikes is threatened when vandals destroy her property. Meeting the reclusive Ben Callahan, a man obviously tormented by demons of his own, tips that delicate balance toward insanity.
With a broken heart, tortured soul, and scars that run far more than skin deep, Ben has settled into a life of solitude. He spends his days working his small ranch and his nights trying to forget the days he spent as a POW and the lost love of a fiancé unable deal with the broken man he had become. Layla disturbs the solitary existence he's carved out for himself.
When someone with a vendetta shows up and threatens her very existence, can they rescue each other and let love heal them both?
Carolyn LaRoche grew up in snow country but fled the cold and ice several years ago. She now lives near the beach with her husband, their two boys, two finicky cats and one old dog. When she is not at the baseball field cheering on big hits and home runs, she is busy teaching science to unwilling teenagers.