A New York Times Bestselling Author Patience Sinclair is leaving Boston University for the wide, open spaces of Texas and a chance to stop looking over her shoulder at every turn. Traveling with the Circle C Rodeo, she'll finish her dissertation on the American West while hiding in plain sight. Then the champion rider makes it clear that he's watching her . . . and likes what he sees. But if there's anything Patience understands with chilling clarity, it's what it costs to fall for the wrong man.