Between a Rock and a Hard Place . . . The ranch she'd inherited was nearly bankrupt, and now Michelle discovered that she was also deeply in debt to John Rafferty, the tough-talking, hard-loving rancher who'd fascinated her since their first meeting years ago. But that fascination also scared her, and never more so than now, when he suggested a bargain that was far more tempting than it should have been. She refused to become his mistress in exchange for canceling the loan, for self-preservation as much as for anything else!