Jackson had always hated living on a farm and, as soon as he could, he got out of Engerville, North Dakota, leaving Catherine Darnell behind. Now, back temporarily to help his ailing father, Jackson is happy to see the lovely "Wild Cat" again. But he can't let himself get too close to his beautiful neighbor, or to her adorable young daughter, because he isn't staying.
Cat has struggled to make her broken-down horse farm a home for her and Joey. When she finds out Jackson has returned, she worries that the security she fought so hard to achieve will fall apart once he finds out her secret--that Jackson left more than her broken heart behind.