“Are you sure, baby?”
The father of the bride-to-be notes the confusion on his daughter’s face. Just before her walk down the aisle, Judi Monroe overhears a conversation that indicates marrying Sterling Carroll might be a big mistake. Escaping her socialite wedding in Lake Forest, Illinois, she heads west, covering her tracks as she goes. In an isolated corner of Wyoming, she swerves her car to avoid hitting a horse and rider, crashing into a tree. She’s rescued by that lone rider—or Ranger, as she fleetingly recalls—rugged rancher Thomas Vance. Needing time to puzzle out the predicament she dodged in Illinois, Judi lands in the arms of a doubting Thomas, a man with a strong jaw, deep-green eyes, and a commanding presence.
When Judi dodges his personal questions, Thomas dismisses his half-sister Becky’s diagnosis of amnesia. Judi seizes on this foot in the Diamond V door, staying on as a caretaker for Thomas’ beloved grandmother. Judi finds a family on the Diamond V, even as her masquerade as health aide “Helga” slowly unravels. But as she falls hard for her horse whisperer, she fears her secret will only cause him to bolt from her life. As for Thomas, he knows this impostor is lying, and it wouldn’t be the first time an outsider betrayed his family. Yet he can’t help but trust this sexy, independent, smart woman who has lassoed his heart.