The first book in the Rock Creek Series. Out of the six books this was one of my favorites.
Great book, first of the Rock Creek Six.
The Rock Creek Six:
Their friendship forged during the bloody battles of the War Between the States, they are men with nothing left but their honor. When one calls, the others answer -- and this time they will gather in the tiny town of Rock Creek, Texas, where their brand of justice is the only possible salvation... and where each man will find a woman determined to open his heart to love.
He found a home in her heart....
COULD HE OUTRUN THE PAST?
Haunted by the war, Reese has vowed to keep his past -- and his pain -- to himself. Now a gun for hire, he can't refuse schoolteacher Mary McKendrick's request to rid Rock Creek of the outlaws who threaten to destroy the town, as long as one thing is clear: When the job is done, he'll move on. Yet stubborn, pretty Mary is determined to unearth the secrets he guards like a hidden treasure -- and with each soulful, passionate kiss, Reese is finally tempted to dream of a future by her side and in her arms, hoping she'll want the one thing he has left to offer -- his love.