Ebenezer Scott is done being a mercenary. All this retired soldier of fortune wants is to finally have some peace and quiet. Though when schoolteacher Sally Johnson's life is put in danger, Eb will do anything to keep her safe. Sally doesn't want his help - or his advances - but Eb is determined to protect her, and to prove he's exactly what Sally needs, one kiss at a time. Sally used to dream of the day Eb held her in his powerful embrace. But he broke her heart six years ago, and she can't trust him to not hurt her again. But when someone threatens her and her nephew, the reclusive mercenary is the only one she can turn to. Now Eb must risk it all to win the sweet-natured beauty over - before it's too late.