«Every once in a while an author arrives with the rare talent to combine reality with romance. This is Janis Reams Hudson.» —RT BOOK REVIEWS The stigma of his heritage has made Hawk accustomed to ridicule in Comanche County. Shunned by nearly everyone in town, he finds comfort in the one person who always accepted him: the beautiful Abby McCormick. But even as their childhood friendship blossoms into a passion neither of them can keep at bay, they know that Abby's father will never accept their love. Then, after an evening with Abby, Hawk is ambushed and beaten. Believing him dead, Abby spends four years mourning him. But when, against all odds, he storms back into her life, her hope for a love that never had a chance to truly be realized is restored. Hawk has returned for more than Abby, though. With his sights set on revenge, will he miss his second chance at the love that is right before his eyes?