Nothing less than sheer desperation could make Ian Foster hire Tansy Appletree. The solitary sheep farmer and vivacious accountant slash town mayor have absolutely nothing in common. So why is Ian feeling like a different person ever since Tansy arrived to go over his books? Serenity Valley's resident recluse doesn't fool her for a minute. Tansy's been curious about Ian for years—she's a sucker for his rugged outdoorsman quality. What she sees is someone who's chosen to set himself apart from their town. Beneath that gruff, growly exterior, he's sweet and tender and has already forged a strong bond with his brother's foster boy. Ian just needs someone to help him see his family man potential. And Tansy's elected herself. But even she may not be able to pull off this miracle.