Cord Hollister is a true cowboy at heart. As a man who has devoted his life to training horses under the big skies of Montana, he thrives on the stability of ranch life. But when a girl arrives in Painted Pony Creek with a shocking secret, Cord's orderly life is upended. She's the spitting image of the first woman who broke his heart-- a woman he hasn't seen in years-- and he'll do whatever he can to help her. He just can't do it alone ... Shallie Fletcher left heartbreak where it belongs-- in the past. And she's done everything she can to reinvent herself and move on. But when an opportunity arises to partner with a therapeutic riding program for kids, Shallie can't resist seeking out Cord for lessons. Back in school, he was the crush she couldn't forget, even though he only had eyes for her best friend. Seeing him now floods her with memories-- and fills her with hope. Could the one who got away be the one who stays?
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Montana -- Fiction.
Ranch life -- Fiction.