Book 1 of the Smoky Mountain Lawmen Series.
When a serial killer brought former Army Ranger turned FBI Special Agent Ben Davidson to North Carolina, he never expected to have his life turned upside down by a chestnut-haired dynamo. At forty-two, Ben thought forever with a woman wasn’t in the cards for him and he was okay with that. Watching his entire family try and fail and try again at relationships only entrenched the idea that forever was a fleeting fantasy anyway. But fiery equestrian therapist Gemma Mabley put that conviction to the test.
When the serial killer he had come to catch began to target Gemma, Ben had to decide which was more important — protecting his heart or protecting Gemma.
Gemma Mabley never dreamed that the one man who would stand up to her brother Tristan’s big brother attitude when it came to her love life would be his former CO, Ben Davidson. When a serial killer investigation brought Ben into her life, it didn’t take Gemma long to realize just how special he was. It was convincing Ben that they belonged together that was the problem while trying to evade a madman along the way!