When FBI special agent Rory Sinclair saw the woman who ran the guest house where he was staying, she wasn't the apron-clad lady with graying hair tucked in a prim bun he'd envisioned. Not even close. Peggy Honeywell was a young single mom whose seductive gaze nearly froze him in his tracks. Going undercover to expose the danger looming at Colton-endowed Hopechest Ranch wasn't nearly so hard as pretending he didn't ache to take this wary widow in his arms and make every room in her house theirs -- exclusively. And for the first time in his life, this hardened lawman felt like more than his job was a stake . . . because protecting Peggy would be a lifetime commitment! When California's most-talked-about dynasty is threatened, only family, privilege and the power of love can protect them!