This is Diana Palmer -- Susan Kyle is one of her pen names.
Gaby Cane had always been a bit afraid of Bowie McCayde. When Gaby was fifteen and shaken by tragedy, Bowie's parents had taken her in; yet even on their sprawling Arizona ranch, she had sensed his simmering resentment. Now, a successful journalist, she could hold her own with any man--professionally. And the dark shadows of her past seemed far behind her. Then Bowie came back into her life: handsome, rich, and threateningly sexy. He said he needed her help to save the ranch. Reluctantly, Gaby agreed to retun, never dreaming Bowie would be there too. And when he pinned her up against the rough wood of a stable wall, his lips hard and demanding upon hers, she never dreamed his touch would awaken a hunger she couldn't deny. Suddenly, for the first time in her life, she wanted more from a man. But "more" meant that Bowie might find out about the little girl she once was. And Gaby didn't dare risk that. Not for anything.