Alex Hunter was back. The news didn’t make Beth Hayes happy at all. He’d left her high and dry twenty years ago to join the Army, and she’d been too angry to find out why. All she knew was the plans they’d made together for the future were ruined. Now twenty years later he was back with plans for his grandparents’ ranch. What was he doing out there? Why had he come back? Beth soon found that the skinny teenage boy had grown into a strong, handsome man with a new purpose for his life. A purpose that came straight from his heart. Perhaps the Army had been good for Alex. He’d seen hard things as a soldier and come out strong. Those gray eyes now gazed at her with a promise. A promise that included her.