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Aubrey Madison is guilty. But not of the crime she’s been pardoned for. Eight months later, reveling in freedom and determined to put shame behind her and start over, Aubrey hits the road with a new last name, a hideous scar on her neck, and a bad case of claustrophobia.

Max Jameson has big problems. His father has died and his half-brother, Wyatt, has returned to the family cattle ranch outside Steamboat Springs, CO. An old-fashioned cowboy, Max wants only to remain a rancher, but the High Heather is failing fast and the brothers have no idea how to fix things.

When Aubrey shows up wanting a job, Max is thrown for a loop. The secretive ranch hand has him curious in more ways than one. As they work together to save the ranch, Max and Aubrey are falling in love, until her past threatens their future.