Jeanne O'Shea has no time to grieve for her dead mother. The unwanted advances of her violent stepfather have sent her and her young brother fleeing into the freezing night. If it weren't for Leon, the handsome shepherd who has given them shelter, they would have succumbed to the elements. As he cares for them through the long winter months, Leon's kindness warms Jeanne's wary heart...leading to a heated passion neither can deny. ...OR BREAK HER HEART? When Leon Arregi found the frightened woman and child in his wagon, he knew he could not leave them to die in the cold. He never imagined how special Jeanne would become to him--as a helping hand and as the woman he had come to love. But the pride and honor of his people are at stake if he does not take the bride already chosen for him. Now Leon must make a difficult decision: lose what's closest to his heart or take back a promise given.