No other words explained why Mace Seeger had come so far to see a woman he should have nothing to do with. But from the moment he'd found Sara Parmenter's photograph in her dead husband's wallet, he'd had no choice. Her haunted eyes stared out of the picture at him, distracting him from her naked and bound body.
The woman he found at the isolated ranch was no longer helpless, no longer trapped by a cruel and violent man, because Ronnie Parmenter was gone, murdered.
He had ceased to be a threat and danger.
Sara desperately wanted to believe the same thing. The young widow would do whatever it took to free herself from her nightmares, to embrace the future—and understand why she was willing to risk everything with Mace. A lifetime ago she'd been a sexual woman, a willing and eager bed partner. The realities of her marriage had stripped that from her, but being near Mace reawakened primitive, unfocused need and allowed her to dream of willingly giving her body, her mind, her trust to him. Sara was changing, returning to life.
But Ronnie wasn't done with her. Or with Mace