At five months pregnant, Mona Grainger was facing danger on allfronts. With cattle rustlers driving her ranch to ruin, she neededa man ready for long hours and hard work. Enter Reed Bryson,who could ride, rope, kiss…and certainly handle a gun.His new boss may have depended on him more than she'd liked,but Reed wasn't hired to do her dirty work. She could do thatherself. He was there to defend her land and cool down thehot-headed sheriff, whose advances threatened everything Monaheld dear. Now the lone cowboy had more than his honor touphold—he had a petite, pregnant powerhouse running hissenses wild.