Among Virginia's horse-country elite, Nicholas Cole-Thomas is the ultimate eligible bachelor. After escaping one disastrous relationship, Nicholas plans to remain single. Yet, when the beautiful veterinarian working on his horse farm needs help, he invites her to stay under his roof. Blurring the lines between business and pleasure is risky for Peyton Blackstone. It's not just Nicholas's charisma, but his gentleness that enthralls her. But when trouble from her past resurfaces, will he be man enough to trust her...no matter what the consequences?--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.