Until forever might never come.
Amanda Banning is left alone in the small Missouri town of Water Springs. Her husband left so abruptly, it left her head spinning, but she's managed to salvage every part of her life. Except her heart.
When a handsome and mysterious man rides into town, she senses a problem. Emery Cobbs is quick to confirm her nagging suspicion. What kind of trouble can a woman get into when a stranger asks her to marry him? Only the heart can tell . . .
Amanda spun on heel and strode back into the saloon. Her saloon and proud of it. Mac trailed behind. "Sides, there's things women don't need to trouble themselves with. Then a man comes in handy."
Behind the counter where she served drinks and calmed riled up customers, Amanda suddenly pulled out her pistol and waved it to one side of the old man. "I've been taking care of myself these last few years. I do a damned fine job."
Mac held both hands up in the air level with his shoulders. "I din't say he din't. Jus' sometimes a woman needs other things. Like comfort of knowing she's not alone. Like some warmth of a living body beside her at night."
That she could use but she'd never tell him that. "Mac. This is the end of this one sided discussion."
Mac looked her straight in the eyes. "One day soon you'll have to face up to being alone, Amanda. Might come today. You'n never know."