"Some kids inherit a family business; Jo Ward inherited a badge. Once voted Most Likely to End Up in Jail, the town wild child has become sheriff-- hell-bent on uncovering the truth about her father's mysterious death. Life is quiet in rustic River Bend, but Jo longs for something beyond her small hometown and the painful memories it holds. All that keeps her sane is the support of her best friends, Melanie and Zoe. But when Jo signs up for an expert law enforcement training seminar, she meets Gill Clausen, whose haunting eyes and dangerously sexy vibe just may challenge her single-minded focus. Commitment-phobic Jo can't deny her attraction to the arrogant federal agent, and when odd things start happening around River Bend and danger surrounds her, she realizes she'll need his help to discover who's out to remove her from River Bend ... permanently. As Jo and Gill work together, it's clear they make a great team. But can Jo loosen her grip on the past enough to let love in and reach for the future?"--Page 4 of cover.